Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Brendan Taaffe will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Lisa Sieverts will call, with Rodney Miller and Gordon Peery

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Nils Fredland will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Kathy Torrey will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Rebecca Lay will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Mary DesRosiers will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Sep 182013
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance at Heberton Hall  for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Andy Davis will call.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003.  Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May.  Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too.  Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting.  These are all important early learning skills.  Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.
All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check their online calendar for additional information.

Aug 302013
 

Keene World Harmony

Unitarian Church Parish Hall (KUUC), 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH.
Wednesday evenings 7 – 9 pm; Eleven weeks total: Sept. 4th through Nov. 13th with a concert Nov. 20th, fee; financial aid available
Calendar Listings
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Sept. 4th through Nov. 13th, 2013 Wednesday evenings, 7-9 pm; Keene World Harmony Chorus;
Participants learn to sing traditional songs from the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Quebec, North America and more; no previous experience or music-reading ability required. Unitarian Church Parish Hall (KUUC), 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH.
For information, please contact: 802-451-0425 or mahoney.rowan@gmail.com
www.windbornesingers.com

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Keene World Harmony Chorus welcomes new singers.

Wednesday night Keene World Harmony Chorus
A world harmony teen and adult community chorus for men and women led by Lynn Mahoney Rowan and Will Thomas Rowan is offered on Wednesday nights at 7 – 9pm, starting up on September 4, 2013 in Keene, NH. Participants learn to sing traditional songs from South Africa, Bulgaria, Caucasus Georgia, Quebec, Corsica, American folk and more; no previous experience or music-reading ability required. The chorus is held at the Keene Unitarian Church (KUUC) on Washington Street. First rehearsal is a free party with songs previewed and some singing.

Lynn and Will Rowan are veteran workshop leaders with Northern Harmony and Renewal choruses, choral leaders for Village Harmony and Revels North, and members of the award-winning Windborne. They have traveled the world collecting songs. Lynn and Will have an energetic, easy-going teaching style and like to “sing our hearts out for the sheer joy of it.” They teach not only the notes, but also new ways of using one’s voice and tell stories of all the places of origin of the songs. Windborne has been accepted as a quartet and will be hired to be American Music Ambassadors Abroad in the first part of 2014. They are available for performances as a duo with Windborne and with an early music trio, Maythorn.

 

 

 

 

May 292013
 

Animaterra2013

What a wonderful concert it will be! This season we honor motherhood and Mother Earth with songs from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Hindu and Native American traditions, and more. From the thought-provoking to the soothing to the joyful, our songs will refresh and renew. Our usual wonderful percussionistas will be joined by guitar, mandolin, ukulele, piano and even accordion on some of the songs. And of course our beautiful singers will raise the rafters with vibrant song!

Saturday, June 8, 7:30 PM at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Washington Street, Keene
(to pre-order tickets for Saturday: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/386924)

May 222013
 

Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:30 pm; Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave, Keene, NH

Larry Gordon – South African songs, American shape-note, and Bulgarian arrangements.
Brendan Taaffe – songs from Zimbabwe, some southern gospel, an Occittan ballad and original compositions.
Megan Henderson, Early music, original compositions as well as leading the band on the baroque piece. .

 

Village Harmony Concert: Diverse singing traditions: old ballads and sea shanties, soulful gospel numbers, toe-tapping Appalachian clogging and fiddle tunes (?), songs from Caucasus Georgia, Bulgaria and Ukraine, contemporary American shape-note songs, and early music pieces from Italy and Spain. .

Suggested admission at the door is $10, $5 for students and seniors. For information, please call 603-924-3272.