Family Dance | Keene Public Library

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

The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

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.

Family Dance | Keene Public Library

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

The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

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.

Family Dance | Keene Public Library

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

The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

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.

Family Dance | Keene Public Library

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

This month’s dance will be called by Lisa Sieverts with Gordon Peery on piano and Randy Miller on fiddle. The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

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 our online calendar to see who will be performing at our next dance

Keene Area Community Chorus Begins

Keene Area Community Chorus: Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 starting February 9th (postponed from Feb. 2nd due to weather) at the Monadnock Waldorf High School

A teen and adult chorus for men and women! No sight-singing necessary. Learn to sing traditional songs from America, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, Bulgaria, Quebec, Corsica, the British Isles and more!

Lynn and Will Rowan, veteran workshop leaders with Northern Harmony and Renewal, teachers for Village Harmony, and members of the award-winning trio Windborne, are leading a World Music Singing workshop in Keene. This teaching duo travels the world collecting songs and is pleased to offer an afternoon of South African, Georgian, Mediterranean and American music, as well as some of Will Rowan’s original compositions. This workshop is an introduction to the type of music the Rowans will be teaching in their new Community Chorus starting in February.

Lynn and Will have an energetic, easy-going teaching style. In singing with them, you learn not only the notes, but also new ways of using one’s voice and you hear stories of all the places these songs come from.

This Chorus is open to men and women ages 13 and up. No previous experience or music-reading ability required.

Information: 802-451-0425 mahoney.rowan@gmail.com

Kris Delmhorst – Armadillo’s

Kris Delmhorst
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kris Delmhorst’s arresting new album Shotgun Singer began as an act of solitary creation. Holed up in a rural cabin with minimal recording gear and a houseful of instruments, Delmhorst recorded her new songs alone and off the clock, in late night sessions that yielded layers of intimate vocals combined with nylon string and electric guitars, cellos, keyboards, and percussion. She treated the work like oil painting, allowing the canvas to breathe and change over the course of many months until the picture emerged.

Advanced Tickets $15
Student Tickets w/ID $12
Day of Show Tickets $18
Doors Open 5pm
Show Begins 6pm
All Ages Welcome

Kaiser Cartel – Armadillo’s

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Courtney Kaiser’s voice envelopes you in a richness so deep, so dense that if someone told you you had to break from it to save yourself from mortal danger, you may not be able to–you may not want to. The song is already beautiful, but she raises it to the level of devastatingly gorgeous. If she asks if you’re okay, you have no choice but to answer “yes”–while you’re listening to that voice, you are, indeed “okay”. The song builds from her vocals and a softly strummed guitar to include a full compliment of guitars, keyboards, tamborine and the addition of band mate Benjamin Cartel’s vocals.

Advanced Tickets $15
Student Tickets w/ID $12
Day of Show Tickets $18
Doors Open 5pm
Show Begins 6pm
All Ages Welcome

“Seven Curses” Featuring Mark Erelli and Jeffrey Foucault – Armadillo’s

Sunday, July 25, 2010

On Seven Curses, songwriters Mark Erelli and Jeffrey Foucault match an elemental approach with the elemental subjects: love and death. Under the banner of the Murder Ballad, Foucault and Erelli execute uncanny harmony arrangements with a list of songs that decidedly expands the genre: Blackie Farrell’s dusty cowboy ballad ‘Sonora’s Death Row’ brushes shoulders with Neil Young’s mystical narrative ‘Powderfinger’; Porter Wagoner’s darkly comic ‘The First Mrs. Jones’ makes a stark contrast to the bleak beauty of Paul Siebel’s ‘Louise’.

Live Music is at Armadillo’s Burritos

82 Main Street, Keene NH

Limited menu until 5:45
Beer, wine, coffee, tea and other beverages all evening

Advanced Tickets $15
Student Tickets w/ID $12
Day of Show Tickets $18
Doors Open 5pm
Show Begins 6pm
All Ages Welcome

Anais Mitchell & Mike & Ruthy – Armadillo’s

Live Music is at Armadillo’s Burritos

82 Main Street, Keene NH

Limited menu until 5:45
Beer, wine, coffee, tea and other beverages all evening

Advanced Tickets $15
Student Tickets w/ID $12
Day of Show Tickets $18
Doors Open 5pm
Show Begins 6pm
All Ages Welcome

A fantastic double bill for your musical entertainment pleasure!

Anais Mitchell
Listening to this 25-year-old singer/songwriter perform her meticulously written songs, fervently singing them in a distinctive, almost childlike voice, you’d think it was her life mission to rouse the hearts and minds of her listeners with an acoustic guitar.

Mike & Ruthy
Mike and Ruthy are a musical couple whose love was forged in New York City amidst a swirl of rock, anti-folk, and Americana enthusiasm. They harmonized from the first night they met, bringing smiles to their friends’ faces with original songs and layering raspy fiddle over pop-strummed guitar.