Extinction Rebellion Talk
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Extinction Rebellion Talk

Presentation and Slideshow

Free

We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate crisis and ecological breakdown that threatens the continuation of life as we know it, and demands profound changes in all aspects of society. Join us to learn how you can be part of a global movement of social transformation for a livable future!

XRmass.org

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Kinobe "The Voice Within"
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Kinobe "The Voice Within"

Suggested $20

Reserve Tickets HERE

For the first time in nearly a decade, Kinobe (pronounced chi-no-bay), the talented Ugandan multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, will embark on a SOLO multi-city North American tour. The man whose work has been called, “some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today,” by Zina Sarowiwa of the BBC, will be performing to a vast audience in an intimate setting.

When he was just a small boy, Kinobe listened for hours from a distance to the infectious drumming rhythms that echoed in the night air from the Royal Palace located just a few meters from his house in Uganda. It was his first attraction to traditional music. Twenty-five years, 10 CDs, and over 100 international performances later, the gifted self-taught artist is launching his North American tour on the heels of the official release of his “The Voice Within” CD. On this Album, Kinobe creates soulful and soothing music that emanates from his custom-made Kora, Kalimba, Tama and Endongo, along with rich layers of vocals performed in English and his native Ugandan tongue.

He derived the CD’s title from the lives of those who have a voice but are often not heard—such as children who’ve been traumatized by war or poverty—many of whom he’s mentored and trained in orphanages and refugee camps in Uganda for the past seven years. He credits their triumphant stories of survival as the inspiration to write many of the lyrics on his CD.

http://kinobemusic.com/site/

https://youtu.be/c7pgCxwyZtk

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Oakes & Smith
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Oakes & Smith

Celebrate Autumn with an Evening of Song, Story, Chant, and Poetry

Suggested $15-20

Berkshire-based folk duo Oakes and Smith creates an ethereal sound not often heard in today’s popular music. With their soulful original songs, the couple evokes a sense of wonder, expressing themes of love, creativity, mystery, and an appreciation of natural beauty. The duo performs regularly at Canyon Ranch and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, as well as other venues throughout the Berkshires and beyond.

"heartfelt music that touches the soul"

— Anthony Avina, On Request Magazine

"their sound is as harmonic and gorgeous as anything on vintage vinyl"

— Allison Johnelle Boron, Popdose

"spiritual…passionate…serious emotional depth"

— Ryan Donnelly, One On One Music

"Oakes and Smith have the ability to bring a sense of calm and ease to the air…with songs so full of wisdom and true emotions."

— Kylee Colvin, The Levity Ball

Featuring special guests:

Justin Green • percussion, piano, harmonium, vocals
Justin Green is an experiential facilitator, musician, and massage therapist. At the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA, Justin was introduced to the heart-opening practice of Kirtan, a devotional yogic practice of call-and-response chanting. Justin enjoys building connection with music, laughter, and chocolate.

Kalidasa Joseph Getter • flute, clarinet, percussion, vocals
Kalidasa Joseph Getter is a multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, educator, and creative world musician, making music for dance, theater, yoga, sound healing, and more. He lived in India for two years and has degrees in Religion from Oberlin College and in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Kalidasa also leads and accompanies Kirtan.

Will Boyce • poetry
Will Boyce is a poet, qigong teacher and a Christian contemplative retreat leader who has spent the majority of his career helping people suffering from addictions. When he’s not writing poetry you can often find him hiking, reading late Victorian supernatural fiction or playing with his pug but not necessarily in that order.

Links:
Before Dawn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3st8hXMBirY
Carry the Weight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7FyAnHSh18
Song of the Open Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9btDSUQXIHk
The Holy Moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSmjQrNq6II
Earth and Sky Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfY3jgdgkzQ
The Song of the Reed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DTfc-8zwLA


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Patrick Ball / Celtic Harp in "Come Dance With Me In Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country”
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Patrick Ball / Celtic Harp in "Come Dance With Me In Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country”

Suggested $15-20

Reserve Tickets Here

A musical and dramatic performance based on the life and works of William Butler Yeats.

In the spring of 2016 and 2018, Patrick was awarded Visiting Fellowships by the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway to study the life and works of Ireland’s greatest poet, William Butler Yeats. Patrick spent a commendable amount of time in the Archives and Special Collections. But, if he were forced to be truthful, he would have to admit that he spent a great deal more time in the pubs of Galway and rambling around Yeats Country. He likes to think that this performance has the savor of all these influences.

This concert is the story of an elderly Irish couple who had spent their entire adult lives in the states but have returned to Ireland to go on a "Yeats Country” tour. The husband had always loved Yeats’ poetry and knew much of it by heart. But, he is now suffering severe memory loss. The wife has arranged the trip in hopes that a visit to Yeats Country will help to revive some of those memories.

They visit many of the places beloved by Yeats. They hear again some of his most beautiful poems, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree, When You Are Old, The Song Of Wandering Aengus, The Host Of The Air, The Wild Swans At Coole, The White Birds. And their story unfolds…

Patrick performs the accompanying music on the legendary wire-strung Celtic harp. Made of maple with 32 brass strings, it is tuned diatonically in the key of D and played with the fingernails. It is a splendid recreation of the great harps that were played in Ireland a thousand years ago.


Bio

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland and performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.”


https://www.patrickball.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJBCdzgyLeU

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Writing From Life with Chloe Caldwell
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Writing From Life with Chloe Caldwell

Writing From Life with Chloe Caldwell

Ever feel like life just happens to you, and you need time to process? In this two-day memoir workshop, students will learn tools for writing their narrative. Chloe will provide a casual and encouraging environment to share stories and craft language. There will be in-class readings and discussions, writing prompts, and a Q & A. Students will leave the weekend energized about their writing with new ideas and knowledge. On Sunday there will be an optional yoga class to seal the weekend.

Cost: $250 with sliding scale offered. Register at www.chloesimonne.com

Chloe Caldwell is the author of three books: the novella Women, and essay collections I'll Tell You in Person, and Legs Get Led Astray. Her essays have been published in New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, Vice, Nylon, Medium, Chronogram, and is forthcoming in The New York Times. She teaches personal essay writing at Catapult in New York City, and lives in Hudson with her husband. www.chloesimonne.com

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Village Harmony Community Chorus
Oct
19
to May 16

Village Harmony Community Chorus


Join the Monthly Chorus!

Village Harmony is coming to Mettabee Farm & Arts! This un-auditioned-world-music-community choir will be led by the dynamic , Larry Gordon, the co-director of Vermont-based Village Harmony and Sinead O’Mahoney, one of Village Harmony’s dynamic co-leaders. This chorus is open to teen and adult singers of all levels of experience. Reading music and prior singing experience, while great assets, are NOT necessary to participate. Younger singers may be welcome if accompanied by an adult and if they are able to focus comfortably for the full day.

Our repertoire will include authentic, challenging world music such as: dance-songs from South Africa, folk polyphony from the Balkans, Caucasus Georgia and Corsica songs, traditional American shape-note songs, folk arrangements, gospel quartet songs and more.

Larry Gordon has been leading choirs since he founded a madrigal group in 1962 while in high school. Since 1971 he has lived in central Vermont where he has become a kind of Johnny Appleseed of community music making, founding the very popularVillage Harmony 30 years ago. He continues to be active as a conductor, a teacher, a publisher, and a community organizer, bringing the joy and depth of world music to both trained and untrained musicians of all ages.

Sinead O'Mahoney,has been singing and working with Village Harmony steadily for the past 12 years, first as a student and now as a teacher. She has been co-leading Village Harmony teen traveling camps for the past three years. She is the co-leader of Boston Harmony, the Village Harmony community world music choir in the Boston area.  She has traveled with Village Harmony to Bosnia and thrice to Georgia , working extensively with native teachers.  She has also worked extensively with South African teachers and she has a particular aptitude for the rhythms and vocal style of South African songs and dances. 


Time: 10:00am (arrival) - 5:00pm with a pot-luck lunch

Dates (usually 3rd Saturday of the month)

October 19 (pay for a single day or commit to the year)

November 16

December 14

January 18

February 15

March 14

Maybe April 18

May 16 with a concert in the evening


Sliding Scale Costs*:

$350 - $200 sliding scale for the year (payment plans are fine)

$50 - $30 Single Day**

REGISTER HERE

*The tuition goes to the teachers' or performers' travel expenses, copies, preparation, teaching and.... and to Mettabee to help cover: insurance, taxes, heat, upkeep, supplies and...). For those who can, please pay the full fee. The sliding scale is to allow equal access to all but not to provide a "good deal," for those who have enough financial resources. Thanks for your understanding!!* If we have an extremely large group, the tuition may be reduced! 

**This is considered a committed group. However, if someone wants or needs to try it for a day, they will be welcome! If folks need to miss a session(s) that is OK too. We need the commitment to assure that the teachers are adequately compensated for their efforts and that the chorus can build on each session.**

www.villageharmony.org
https://villageharmony.bandcamp.com/



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The Saga of Ragnar Loðbrok and Other Tales
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Saga of Ragnar Loðbrok and Other Tales

7:30 pm

Suggested $15-20

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Chapter House weaves together stories and music to create unique concert experiences.  In this program, Peter and Sarah Walker explore the rich lore of the medieval Norse world, including the saga of the legendary viking Ragnar Loðbrok, tales from the Eddas featuring mythical gods and giants, and the Vinland sagas, which describe Leif Eriksson’s discovery of the New World centuries before Columbus.  Music is drawn from medieval and traditional sources, and performed on a variety of instruments including Swedish bagpipe, Norwegian medieval lyre, overtone flute, tagelharpa, and kantele.


Bio:

Chapter House was formed in 2018 by Peter and Sarah Walker, in order to bring old tales to new audiences.  Firmly grounded in scholarship and tradition, the duo is dedicated to rediscovering and reinvigorating the connection between song and story.  Chapter House has been featured on concert series presented by Gotham Early Music, the Society for Historically Informed Performance, and the GRAMMY-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble.  Peter Walker is a critically acclaimed singer and award winning piper who performs with ensembles in the US and abroad, and has lectured on early music at Vassar College and the University of Virginia.   Sarah grew up in the Appalachian storytelling tradition, and has performed extensively in her home state of West Virginia and throughout New England. She holds degrees in Medieval Studies, Art History, and Library Science, and is a children’s librarian in Connecticut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3w7UeTsKzY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBvwkXq9HQk


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Dave Curly & Finn Magill Concert
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Dave Curly & Finn Magill Concert

Sunday Oct 27, 2019, 3pm

$15-25 Suggested Adults

$10-15 Suggested Kids

Reserve Tickets Here

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Dave Curley has collaborated with everyone from Grammy award winners Moya Brennan of Clannad to Ross Holmes of Mumford and Sons. Andrew Finn Magill, an Asheville native, is an All-Ireland finalist fiddler and Ropeadope Recording artist. Come hear two of the most exciting young musicians in the U.S. for a night of Irish tune & song!

Dave Curley is one of Ireland's leading multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and a champion step dancer. Hailing from Co. Galway on the west coast of Ireland, Curley has brought his wealth of talents to the largest of stages in North America and Western Europe. He has performed at the prestigious Ryman auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, recorded with Grammy award winners Ron Block, Jeff Taylor and Buddy Greene, and toured with Grammy award winners Moya Brennan of Clannad and Ross Holmes of Mumford and Sons. For 10 years, Curley has worked with the award winning traditional super group, SLIDE, headlining North America's largest Irish festivals.

Multi-instrumentalist, All-Ireland fiddle finalist and Ropeadope Recording artist Andrew “Finn the fiddler” Magill has watched his career surge ever since the 2016 release of his 2- disc concept album Roots (which debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts) & Branches. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering, Magill has learned and carved out a name for himself in Irish, American and Brazilian music, collaborating with everyone from Rising Appalachia to John Doyle. He has toured five continents and self-released four albums in everything from traditional Irish music to African fusion. Curley & Magill bring together a wealth of genres and instruments into this exciting new musical collaboration of Irish tunes and songs.

andrewfinnmagill.com

davecurleymusic.com

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iJWEdIQvDQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhWn7Po0Igw

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 Fàrsan in Concert
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Fàrsan in Concert

$20 per person, or $50 for family

Reserve Tickets Here

Powered by four of the brightest voices in a new generation of traditional musicians, Fàrsan unites song, dance and instrumental music from the Gaelic traditions of Scotland and North America. Gaelic has long been a culture on the move; with strongholds in Scotland and Cape Breton, the language and music have travelled to the farthest corners of the New World, finding new homes and nurturing communities in the unlikeliest of places. Fàrsan's brand-new self-titled debut release is a product of this legacy of movement and migration.

Màiri Britton, Elias Alexander, Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman each represent an engaging new take on their cultural traditions. Màiri's Gaelic song and stepdance repertoires have a foundation in her native Scotland but are heavily influenced by her current work teaching and researching song and dance in Nova Scotia. Katie's fiddling and Neil's piano and stepdance continue the strong connection between New England and Maritime Canada, both having grown up in the Scottish and Cape Breton music community that surrounds Boston. Elias brings an American flair to the Scottish border pipes, merging a love of the tradition with a wealth of new ideas.

Song, instrumental and dance traditions are often viewed as three separate worlds, but Fàrsan challenges that notion, bringing together the melodies of Gaelic songs and puirt-à-beul (mouth music) with their instrumental counterparts and interjecting rhythmic stepdance seamlessly to the mix. The result is a unique combination of sound and movement which delivers vibrant energy to every performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGYWd-wfSW8

Website—www.farsanband.com

Social media—https://www.facebook.com/farsanband, https://www.instagram.com/farsanband/


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Silver Linings- Social Clowning Performance
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Silver Linings- Social Clowning Performance

Wednesday, August 7, 7-8:30

Free Admission, All Ages Welcome

An evening sharing with Vivian Gladwell, Laura Geilen and the participants of the Nose to Nose Social Clowning workshop taking place this week at Mettabee!
A public sharing on currents issues facing our times and our community. Please join us!

Bring your friends and your thoughts and worries about our world and our future, and see what insights the clowns may give us!



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Y Project Retreat- What's Freedom Got to Do With It?
Jul
19
to Jul 23

Y Project Retreat- What's Freedom Got to Do With It?

During this 5-day retreat we will explore identity, sexuality, gender and social understanding through conversations, presentations, artistic experience, social time and quiet time. We will share our questions and experiences and learn from one another. We will explore the limits and liberties of gender, the complexity of attraction, and working with the masculine and feminine forces in each of us towards greater inner freedom.

When: 19th-23rd July 2019

Where: Mettabee Farm & Arts in Hillsdale, New York

Accommodation: Participants bring and pitch their own camping tents; there are a few indoor spaces available on a needs basis. Three simple vegetarian meals will be provided each day

Finances: Sliding Scale $150-250. You can send us post-dated checks leading up to the event or pay in full at registration. We have some scholarships available if needed. 

Participants: Ages 18-35. If you are younger than 18 years old but feel connected to being at this event, please contact us: 

Email: contact@developingtheself.org or 

Phone: 908-227-0004

This retreat is sponsored by the Y Project with Meaghan Witri, Sarah Hearn, Séamus Maynard, Anthony Mecca, Ella Lapointe, Jen Zimberg and others to be announced.


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Village Harmony Teen Ensemble Presents Summer Concert Program
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Village Harmony Teen Ensemble Presents Summer Concert Program

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble Session Two presents their summer concert program:

Friday, July 12

7:30 pm

Suggested admission at the door is sliding scale $5-$15.

Twenty-five brilliant teen singers from four states plus France are led by Heidi Wilson, Gideon Crevoshay, and Avery Book. The concert includes an eclectic mix of traditional and new songs from the Republic of Georgia, Sweden, Corsica, Sardinia, Appalachia, songs of struggle and resilience, and Heidi Wilson's originalcompositions. The ensemble will also be singing several songs from South America that they learned from special guest teacher Sophya Ramirez, who hails from Colombia and lives in Ecuador.

Each Village Harmony ensemble develops its own unique sound with a different team of leaders. All share common traits: a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres appropriate to the ethnic and traditional music; and a visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyful celebration of music. Village Harmony, a non-profit, umbrella organization based in Vermont, promotes the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world. For more than twenty years, they have organized teen ensembles each summer in New England and ensembles for mixed-age and adult singers in numerous foreign countries. Heidi Wilson is a singer-songwriter and songleader. She will share original compositions and folk songs by and in service to community and the natural world; songs that celebrate the seasons, offer thanks and praise, lull babies to sleep, muster courage, and make room for healing. Gideon Crevoshay, born in the hills of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, grew up singing and traveling with Village Harmony around the globe. He will teach from his repertoire of traditional and ancient forms of singing from the U.S., Caucasus, and Mediterranean, exploring the wisdom contained within these traditions and how they can inform present ideas of music making and community. Vermont-based songleader and community organizer Avery Book will teach traditional songs from the island of Sardinia and from Caucasus Georgia, and songs from U.S. social movements.

For information visit www.villageharmony.org

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RagTag – A Circus in Stitches and Workshops with Cirque Us
Jun
25
to Jun 26

RagTag – A Circus in Stitches and Workshops with Cirque Us

2 Performances! $15 Suggested

June 25, 7pm

June 26, 7pm

RESERVE PERFORMANCE TICKETS HERE

Workshops $15

June 25- Intro to Circus 1-3pm

June 26- Clowning 11-1pm, Juggling 1-3pm

RESERVE WORKSHOP TICKETS HERE

Have you ever stopped to think about the threads which make up the fabric of everyday life? How sometimes they feel so perfectly knit together, while at other times they feel more like a tangled web of knots? Every fiber has a source, but what keeps them from completely unraveling? Woven together, these loose ends create a new story. 

Join our RagTag group of thread-barren, yarn-spinning characters around the fire as they explore a new patchwork world.  You'll be entwined with our group of mismatched artists as they stitch together a tapestry of talents: from high-flying, knot-tying, gravity defying aerialists, to loopy jugglers, to musicians that pull your heart strings, and comedy that leaves you in stitches. Join us as we gather stories that never got to be told.  Can we find a common thread? Come witness how six separate threads are inevitably intertwined.

WORKSHOPS:

Intro to Circus: Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours!  This Workshop from 1-3 pm is for ages 8 and up.  Youll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! Participants will learn a wide variety of circus disciplines including, acrobatics, human pyramids, juggling, clowning and more! No previous experience is required. 

Juggling: Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours!  This Workshop from 1-3 pm is for ages 8 and up.  You’ll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! This two hour juggling workshop is for people with some basic juggling skills through advanced skills. Students will learn the basics of juggling and practice progressions so they can continue to develop their skills after the workshops. More advanced students will be able to work on advanced tricks as well as group juggling.  Please feel free to bring your own juggling props! 

Clowning: Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours!  This Workshop from 11am-1 pm is for ages 8 and up.  Youll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! This two hour workshop will be all about clowning and performance! Participants will learn the art of clowning through a variety of games and exercises. 

Lessons: The cast of RagTag is offering private lessons for our more serious circus students. Students can request coaches and disciplines they would like to work on. Lessons can be 30 minutes - 1 hour and prices will vary. Limited availability, to book please email doug@thecirqueus.com 

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Circus Arts Summer Camp
Jun
24
to Jul 5

Circus Arts Summer Camp

Week 1: June 24-28 * Week 2: July 1-5, 
10am-3pm, Ages 7-14

$300 per week, $550 for both

In Week 1 campers learn the basic skills of balance board, rolling globe, unicycle, tight wire, stilts, acrobatics, juggling and clowning. Each day begins with a group game and a fun, full-body circus warm-up, followed by introductions to each skill. Campers then rotate in groups through a series of circus learning “stations” to practice skills. Our lunch hour is outdoors and often involves water play. Juggling and “circus skills choice time” round out each afternoon. 

Week 2 is a performance week spent turning our skills into acts for a performance open to the community.

Fully insured. Limited space. Registration required.

For more info contact Laura Geilen @ 518-929-5392  or laura@nosetonose.info

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Maeve Gilchrist- Harpweaver Project
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Maeve Gilchrist- Harpweaver Project

June 21, 7pm

Adults Suggested $15-20

Kids Suggested $10-15

Reserve Tickets HERE

The harp-weaver is Maeve Gilchrist’s first venture into solo performance since the release of her acclaimed album ‘the Ostinato Project in 2013 (a beguiling suite of solo harp compositions exploring the use of the two hands as separate instruments). The evening length solo concert is inspired by and shaped around the Edna St Vincent Millay poem The Ballad of the Harp Weaver manifesting in rich, textural harp-compositions, playful renditions of traditional tunes and reimaginings of the text in both verse and song and . Some subtle electronics augment the soundscape and create an atmosphere that is both welcoming as other-worldly as instrument itself. _____________________________________________________________

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, The Ballad of the Harp Weaver became a charmed tapestry through which Gilchrist was to weave such music, such poetry, and such song as would demonstrate with quite stunning creative understanding and technical virtuosity, the extraordinary qualities of one of the world’s oldest instruments……. .….What made the evening unique, was that it was all about the music, not the performer. Gilchrist became the passionate medium, to the ultimate benefit of the music. Perhaps it is no accident that Maeve, translated from the Gaelic, comes out as one who generates great joy, or even She who intoxicates… - Sam Edwards, Arts Critic, Waikato Times

http://www.maevegilchristmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKAVlmbRnuA&feature=youtu.be

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Held in The Mother's Arms - A Day of Healing with the Teyuna
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Held in The Mother's Arms - A Day of Healing with the Teyuna

4:00 PM – 9:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $94.00 – $444.00 sliding scale

Join the Teyuna Elders for a week of sacred events. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in

Colombia is known to the indigenous Teyuna—the Wiwa, Kogi, Arhuacho, and

Kankuamo peoples—as the Heart of the World. Always in service to the Mother, their

lives are dedicated to personal and planetary healing. During this unprecedented visit to

North America, Teyuna spiritual leaders (mamos) will share their earth wisdom, ancestral

songs, and non-dual consciousness, and help us nurture and deepen our own relationship

to the natural world.

All proceeds from these events support the work of the Teyuna Foundation and the

indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada.

You are always held by Earth, but when everything around you seems chaotic, how do

you feel at peace? Come cleanse and clear your nervous system in a day of healing with

the mamos at Mettabee Farm. Retreat includes music, restful time in nature, a light dinner

and question and answer with the mamos around a campfire.

For more information please contact TeyunaFoundation.org or call 802-949-0624.

Eventbright Event listed HERE

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SHAKESPEARE VERSE and TEXT WORKSHOP
Jun
10
to Jun 14

SHAKESPEARE VERSE and TEXT WORKSHOP

SHAKESPEARE VERSE and TEXT WORKSHOP

Taught by Melania Levitsky

Shakespeare's text is full of clues! 

Structure

Word choice

Spelling

Meter

Punctuation

During this 5 day workshop we will explore how those clues can illuminate Shakespeare's seemingly arcane language, and reveal meaning, sense, rhythm, pace and character.

We will work with the text of As You Like It.

Warms ups will include Chekhov technique, Spacial Dynamic exercises and improvisation games.

Please come familiar with the text of As You Like it.

The class is open to everyone.

$125 Sliding Scale

To register, please contact melan27@gmail.com

Melania Levitsky teaches at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York City. She is the Artistic Director of Nikita Productions and the Associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog theater, who jointly produce Hawthorne Valley’s yearly Shakespeare in the Valley, which she directs: Richard II, Shakespeare’s Supernaturals, Winter's Tale. Other recent productions as director include: Self-Made Man, the Life of Frederick Douglass, and Chekhovek, both produced Off-Broadway in NYC. She is a graduate of The Spacial Dynamics Institute’s Level I and Bothmer Gymnastics.

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Songs of the Wild: Forest Bathing & Sacred Sound Immersion
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Songs of the Wild: Forest Bathing & Sacred Sound Immersion

Join Carrie Grossman, devotional singer, and Tam Willey, Forest Therapy Guide, for a daylong journey into the wild landscape of the heart. During this retreat, we will explore the magic that’s possible when we slow down and open the door to reciprocity with the more-than-human world. What songs does the wind offer—or the trees, the creeks, and the clouds? What is your song? Through a guided forest therapy walk, meditation, sound healing, and sacred rest, we will sit with these questions and find our place of belonging in nature—and in ourselves.

This retreat will take place at beautiful Mettabee Farm in Upstate New York. Tea, snacks, and a wholesome vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Includes:
guided meditation
chanting and sacred sound practices
deep rest
forest therapy walk
restorative time in nature
sharing circle
a nourishing, vegetarian lunch

$100 /person
$25 Deposit holds your spot

Learn more and reserve your place at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-of-the-wild-forest-bathing-sacred-sound-immersion-tickets-46048328791

Carrie Grossman is a devotional singer, composer, and lifelong student of the mystical traditions. For over 20 years, she has studied the art of sacred sound, guiding people into the sublime realms of the heart through her concerts, workshops, and retreats. Her acclaimed albums include Soma-Bandhu: Friend of the Moon, The Ram Sessions, Pranam, and Dayā (forthcoming). CarrieGMusic.com

Tam Willey is a Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor, certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes the practice of Forest Therapy can deepen and broaden our relationships by supporting our re-membering that we are not simply in relationship with nature but rather that we are nature. Tam has extensive mentoring experience serving LGBTQ Folks through BAGLY, The Theater Offensive’s True Colors, and The Venture Out Project.
ToadstoolWalks.com

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Village Harmony Alumni Concert
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Village Harmony Alumni Concert

May 30, 7 pm

$10-20 Suggested

The Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble, will be led by Larry Gordon, founder of Village Harmony and Gideon Crevoshay, This unique world music vocal ensemble includes college-aged and young adult Village Harmony veterans, many of whom have sung and traveled with Village Harmony for many years. The program features songs and dances from South Africa,  contemporary American shape-note songs, quartet gospel,  traditional songs from Corsica, Georgia and the Balkans, and German renaissance songs from the late fifteenth century Glogaauer Liederbuch.  Village Harmony is an umbrella organization based in Vermont dedicated to the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world.  Each summer they sponsor ten ensembles like this one, both in New England and in numerous foreign countries, involving both teen and adult singers.   Each group develops its own unique sound with a different international team of leaders, but all share common traits:  a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.

https://villageharmony.org/

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Transform Stress Workshop with Dr. Mike Pyfrom
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Transform Stress Workshop with Dr. Mike Pyfrom

A ‘Rest & Digest’ Workshop

Sunday, May 26 1pm - 3pm 


Let an expert Chiropractor and Yoga facilitator teach you: -Techniques & posture for more restful sleep -Quick ways to calm your mind and settle your nerves -How to aid the digestive process -The benefits of a healthy spine and nervous system.
Light snacks will be served , wear loose comfortable clothing

$25.00 per person / $45 per couple

Call 518-267-9670 to register
Visit: www.drmikepyfrom.com for more information.

Dr. Pyfrom, a Chiropractor with 30 years experience, teaches mind/body healing internationally. His office is in Hudson NY.

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Mamalama Y Andes Manta 
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Mamalama Y Andes Manta 

Saturday May 25th

7:30 pm

Kids $10 Suggested

Adults $20 Suggested

Reserve Tickets HERE

Mamalama Y Andes Manta come together to create an otherworldly and uplifting live sound experience.

Mamalama is a kind of ethereal, modern day sacred music performed with harp, voice, shruti box, and piano. Seamlessly blending the modern with the ancient—elements of world music with early/sacred music and classical minimalism—the originally composed pieces are as much contemplative practice as performance. 

Composer/harpist/vocalist Elizabeth Clark composes pieces informed by her travels, both worldly and otherwise, recounting visionary experiences, dreams, and explorations of sacred world mythologies through music.  Accompanied by the ethereal artistic sensibilities of soprano Annie Roland (Barely Lace, Vanaver Caravan), new music composer/programmer Henry Lowengard (Pauline Oliveros 'Droniphonia', Catskill Gamelan), and currently in collaboration with the hauntingly beautiful, uplifting virtuosic 4-brother Andean ensemble “Andes Manta”, an uncommon, transporting musical journey is to be had.

“ A stunningly beautiful, intoxicating sound that may lull you to a place of peace, if only you allow it….” (Chronogram Magazine).  

   Andes Manta is an ensemble of 4 brothers from South America who have been performing the uplifting, traditional music of the Andes for over 30 years throughout the United States.They play over 35 traditional instruments including a wide variety of traditional Andean flutes (some that are 6 feet long), quena, charango, ocarinas, percussion, bandolin, frame drums, and many others.

Andes Manta has collaborated with artists like Paul Winter (St. John the Divine), performed at hundreds of universities and schools, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Discovery Channel, The National Cathedral, among others.They are well known all over America for their virtuosity and extraordinary performances. The music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet. 

Mamalama Y Andes Manta  will be recording their first album together, called "Turtle Island", later this year. 

A link to a Mamalama Y Andes Manta performance which took place INSIDE the earth, in "The Widow Jane Mine” in the summer of 2018:

www.vimeo.com/mamalama

www.mamalamaband.com.   

www.andesmanta.com 

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Tara Yantra Workshop with Melissa Forbes
May
19
12:30 PM12:30

Tara Yantra Workshop with Melissa Forbes

12:30- 4PM.

$43.00

A brilliant visual meditation. Yantra construction & coloring shifts the internal landscape and can bring about profound healing. Yantras are geometric symbols that contain the specific energy of a planet or deity. In this class, we will invoke Tara, Goddess of Guidance. (Sanskrit translation  “to take across”) move us past our patterings.


Please contact Melissa for pre-registration. melissaforbes8@gmail.com



art supply list to bring

Compass (good one), eraser, clear ruler, pencil, piece of watercolor paper 140lb. 10” x 14”, favorite colors ~ colored pencils or watercolor, gouache paints. If painting bring, # 1, 2 brushes and palate.



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Gus La Casse Concert
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gus La Casse Concert

May 18, 7pm

$15-20 Suggested Adults

$10-15 Suggested Kids

RESERVE TICKETS HERE

Fiddler Gus La Casse is a riveting young performer with exhilarating verve.  You’ll find it hard to sit still, as he takes the stage creating a one man kitchen party playing Acadian standards and his own tunes.

Described as a “passionate and masterful player who values tradition” Gus La Casse is exploring the future of fiddle music.   His repertoire reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and original material.

 Based in Downeast Maine, Gus maintains an active performance schedule as a solo artist. 

 Gus’ music has also taken him beyond Maine. He was the 2014 student in residence at The Acadia School of Traditional Music, appearing on the Canadian international television broadcast from the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014. He traveled to Ireland as part of the Young Tradition Vermont touring group in 2016, and has enjoyed playing the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.  In 2018 Gus was a featured performer at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine.

https://www.guslacasse.com/

https://www.facebook.com/guslacassefiddler/

https://www.instagram.com/guslacasse/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMa7kHUEmqfxklIMMCDta-g

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MAMA DIVINE DAY RETREAT
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

MAMA DIVINE DAY RETREAT

For mamas of humans and mamas of creation- join Rosy Mulligan and Rachel Haley for a day of yoga, food, and connection. Morning Yoga Flow with Rachel, Circle Work, delicious organic vegetarian lunch, and afternoon Restorative Yoga Workshop with Rosy.

More information and registration HERE

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Irish fiddler Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Irish fiddler Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand

May 9, 7pm

Adults Suggested $15-20

Kids Suggested $10-15

Reserve Tickets HERE

Before the age of 12, both Haley and Quinn were winning awards and recognition nationally and internationally. Their immersion in Celtic and American roots music is palpable through their instrumental mastery and together, they bring a passionate, youthful energy to this fiddle tradition.  

www.qbachand.com

www.beaconridgeproductions.com



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Shearing Day at Mettabee
May
5
8:30 AM08:30

Shearing Day at Mettabee

Shearing Day at Mettabee

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Please call if you can volunteer!

518-672-7171

Sunday, May 5

8:30am-4:00pm
 

FREE
All are welcome to be a part of this Spring event through helping or just watching!


Bring food to share and musical instruments!

Rain Date will be announced on the web site!

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The Gawler Sisters with Bennett Konesni
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

The Gawler Sisters with Bennett Konesni

Adults Suggested $15-20

Kids Suggested $10-15

Reserve Tickets HERE

The Gawlers Sisters are a fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing trio based in their native Maine.  
On banjo, fiddle and cello, Molly, Edith, and Elsie bring beautiful songs, tunes, and stories from their roots in the heart of Maine. They are accompanied by guitarist and worksong scholar, "brother" Bennett Konesni.

Their music is cut directly from the fields and forests of their home state, having spent years absorbing the native style at the knees of their parents, legendary musicians John and Ellen Gawler.  Though their style it is rooted in traditional "downeast" music, years of curiosity and travel into the world beyond have influenced their sense of musicianship. Their extensive collection of rollicking tunes in the Scots-Irish, Franco-American and Scandinavian traditions is complemented by angelic three-part-harmony, gutsy worksongs, and amusing odes to everyday life.  


With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, the Gawler Sisters have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast. The folk music itself brings a sense of community and grassroots connection that is welcoming and from the heart. 

https://www.facebook.com/GawlerFamilyBand/

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Magical Strings
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Magical Strings

Magical Strings

Celtic Music & More

with Pam & Phillip Boulding


April 11, 7pm

Suggested donation: $15 - $25

Reserve Tickets HERE

Experience the vibrant ringing sounds of Magical Strings! Their unique compositions and stories will take you to Ireland and beyond. Philip and Pam, who have been touring internationally for 40 years and have recorded over 21 albums, perform on their own hand-crafted instruments.

With dancing hammers and pulsating strings, Philip and Pam Boulding create the distinctive music of Magical Strings, described by The Washington Post as "warm, graceful and sonically gorgeous." Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers are colorfully augmented by pennywhistles, concertina, valiha (Malagasy harp) and storytelling. Since 1978 they have drawn a loyal following worldwide, captivated by their energetic arrangements of Celtic music and their own engaging compositions, intertwining Celtic roots with classical and world music influences.

http://www.magicalstrings.com/index.html

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR AYURVEDIC CONSTITUTION & KITCHARI CLEANSE
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

UNDERSTANDING YOUR AYURVEDIC CONSTITUTION & KITCHARI CLEANSE

Join us in this intro to Ayurveda and Kitchari Cleanse. Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that incorporates herbs, oils, foods and lifestyle choices to bring your life into balance. In this workshop we will focus on releasing some of the wet and cold build up of toxins in our body from the winter months. This cleanse will bring you renewed energy and give you a sense of lightness and clarity. Learn new ways to use food and herbs to balance and heal yourself. Ayurveda systematizes food and herbs into 6 tastes. These tastes can give answers to what we may need to heal ourselves.

 Includes a 30 minute yoga practice, a cooking demonstration with information and details on the cleanse and Ayurveda

‣ $35 for the workshop

‣ Add an Ayurvedic Consultation and oil

therapy for an additional $80 (call to schedule)

When: Sunday,March24,2019;

Where: Mettabee Farms


551 Harlemville Rd, Hillsdale NY 12529

Time: 12:30-2:30

Other: For more information www.Maryflinn.com or call:

267-252-2389

Mary Flinn MFA, RYA 500E, Ayurvedic Consultant

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Holotropic Breathwork Weekend
Apr
5
to Apr 6

Holotropic Breathwork Weekend

HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK 

April 5 Friday (intro 5-7pm) and 6 Saturday (breathwork 8am – 9pm)

Come discover the POWER OF FEELING at METTABEE FARM with Grof certified facilitators Yulia Meshoyrer and Keith Harmon Snow.


Holotropic breathwork is a way to discover your unconscious hidden feelings, bring them into light, thus coming closer to being more of a whole person (holotropic – moving towards wholeness). It was crystalized out of ancient traditions by one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, psychiatrist Stan Grof.


Cost is $185 including organic food on Saturday


MUST register by Monday March 22 

To register call Vera at 518 672 4680 or email verahanakova@gmail.com

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The Road Goes Ever On- Songs of Travel
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Road Goes Ever On- Songs of Travel

March 15, 7pm

Adults $15-20 Suggested, Kids $10-15 Suggested

Reserve Tickets HERE

J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works, most notably the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, have inspired countless readers, filmmakers, and artists. Composer Donald Swann set a series of Tolkien’s poems in his song cycle The Road Goes Ever On. Tolkien heard all but the final song during a visit with Swann, and in fact suggested the tune used in Namárië (Farewell), as an improvement on the setting Swann originally composed. Bass-baritone Peter Walker and pianist David Alpher present a recital of English art song built around The Road Goes Ever On and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. Both song cycles explore the actual and metaphorical experience of the traveler, in both the bucolic world of the English pastoral school, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Described as a “rich-voiced” and “vivid” singer by the New York Times, Peter Walker enjoys a varied career as a singer of early and classical music. He recently appeared in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London with Clarion Society Choir, was a guest artist with Kuhmo Kamarimusiikki in Kuhmo, Finland, and was a soloist with the Handel + Haydn Society in Boston’s Symphony Hall, conducted by Sir Harry Christophers. Peter performs with Three Notch’d Road, Early Music New York, Blue Heron, Pomerium, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Concert Series, Texas Early Music Project, Staunton Music Festival, Gotham Early Music, Academy of Sacred Drama, and Skylark Ensemble. Peter is a member of the choir of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City, has lectured on early music at Vassar College and the University of Virginia, and won the Overseas Class in the Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society Competition in 2016. He holds degrees from Vassar College and McGill University, where he studied with Drew Minter and Sanford Sylvan. http://www.peterdwalkermusic.com/ Internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, and recording artist David Alpher has enjoyed an active musical career. He co-founded, and for its first 10 years co-directed, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts, now well into its fourth decade. At Rockport's 20th-anniversary celebration, David received a special citation for "enriching the cultural life of New England." David has had a highly successful career as a pianist, collaborating with such distinguished artists as Marilyn Horne, Dawn Upshaw, Harolyn Blackwell, Christopheren Nomura, Robert Osborne, and Drew Minter. An extended collaboration with Thomas Hampson, Jay Ungar, and Molly Mason produced the perennially popular 1992 CD, American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster (Angel), as well as concerts at venues such as Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, and Town Hall. David and his wife, singer/lyricist Jennie Litt enjoy a lively career as a cabaret duo. A graduate with High Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music, David works at Vassar College as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach.

http://www.peterdwalkermusic.com/

http://www.davidalpher.com/

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExrG38Gqbok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=murLpEPlMXg

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Strawberry Hill Fiddlers Benefit Concert &  Contra Dance
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Strawberry Hill Fiddlers Benefit Concert & Contra Dance

Come be inspired and wowed by this group of young talented musicians while supporting their educational trip to Cape Breton this Spring!  This show and dance will delight all ages! 

Concert 6:30pm  (doors open 6:30pm for 6:45pm concert) 
Dance 7:30pm with the Walker Family Band

Kathy and Jeff Walker have played for traditional dances all over New York and New England for almost 40 years. Jeff has been calling dances for the past 30 years. With their children adding a variety of musical instruments, they play a mixture of music from the dance traditions of England, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Quebec, Cape Breton, New England, and Appalachia. Some of the dances are hundreds of years old, some are recently composed, but Jeff ’s hallmark clear instructions and infectious enthusiasm combine with the band’s high-energy music to create an unforgettable evening of dancing just right for the level of experience of the crowd.


Refreshments Served!!

Sliding Scale Ticket Prices:

Adults $10 - $20 Concert          Adults $10 - $20 Dance          Adults $15 - $25 for the Dance and Concert

Kids $5 - $10 Concert               Kids $5 - $10 dance                Kids $10 - $20 dance and Concert

Family Discounts Available

Contact us HERE to Reserve Tickets


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BJ Sarkissian & Tamara Sheen in Concert
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

BJ Sarkissian & Tamara Sheen in Concert

February 15, 7pm

Suggested $15-25 Adults, $10-15 Kids

RESERVE TICKETS HERE

BJ and Tamara will present an evening of original music; BJ plays 6 and 12-string guitar with harmonica, Tamara plays the violin. Their lyrics center on family, friends, struggle and awakening. They've been writing and performing their music since the early 2000's.

For more information contact BJ Sarkissian at bjsarkissian@hotmail.com

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Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka Concert
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka Concert

2 Workshops 12-2pm &

Concert 3pm

Bruce Molsky Old Time Fiddle Workshop $25

Old Time Fiddle

We’ll take a fun and intense hands-on approach in Bruce’s old time fiddle workshop.  Tunes are taught a phrase at a time, first melody, then bowing, and then piecing things together.  We'll dig into old-time music's unique phrasing, rhythm and syncopation, intonation, etc.  The tune is the vehicle, so mostly we'll be playing! If enough folks are interested, we can also spend some time working on singing with the fiddle.

Bring a recorder or smartphone. Since developing ear training skills is one of the workshop goals, written music will not be provided.  

Suggested experience level:  If you have at least a small repertoire of tunes and feel reasonably comfortable on the fiddle, then you'll be fine. 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

Tony Trischka Blue Grass Banjo Workshop $25

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop 

This will be a hands-on workshop, geared for all levels from beginning to advanced.   It would be best if you can at least play a few tunes and know some of the rolls.   

We'll be covering: ways to improve your timing (and generally achieve a professional sound), playing the syllables (a very important Earl Scruggs concept), back-up ideas, developing solos, and improvisational strategies.  We'll also be touching upon melodic and single string styles as well.  More advanced topics can covered if people are interested.

In addition to prepared tabs and materials that I want to go through, I strongly encourage student participation.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have and I encourage you to bring a video or aural recording device.

Most importantly, we’ll have fun while doing this!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

Concert 3pm

Adults $20-25 Suggested

Kids $15-20 Suggested

RESERVE TICKETS HERE

Two master musicians at the top of their craft offer a night of banjo & fiddle duets that will take your breath away. 

Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 45 years as a professional musician, his avant-guard stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic players including banjo master Bela Fleck. Hes been nominated twice for a Grammy award and won three awards at the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association gathering, including Recorded Event of the Year and Banjo Player of the Year.

Fiddle master Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered ambassadors for Americas old-time mountain music. For decades, hes been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. Hes also the classic musicians musician a man whos received high praise from diverse fans and collaborators alike. His foils are not only his well-regarded fiddle work, but banjo, guitar and his distinctly resonant vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufYuLVPgAu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLTHv9I5WzI

https://www.facebook.com/brucemolsky

https://brucemolsky.com/

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Quinn Bachand’s Brishen Concert
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Quinn Bachand’s Brishen Concert

January 31, 7pm

Adults $25 at Door, Advance $20

Kids $15 at Door, Advance $10

RESERVE Advanced Tickets HERE

Brishen, Romany for ‘bringer of the storm’, is what Quinn Bachand, one of Canada’s most outstanding young musicians, and his band serve up with their original western and euro-gypsy swing homage.  They introduce a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia.   With understated mastery and intuition, the group dedicates itself to musicality and the root of trad jazz and swing with the goal of bridging the gap between early Western and Euro Swing.  Quinn Bachand’s fascination, respect and commitment to tradition is clearly audible, setting him apart from the rest with an effect that is awe-inspiring.

Led by Quinn Bachand on lead guitar, violin, banjo and vocals,  Brishen takes the form of a trio, a quartet or a quintet and features a rotating cast of extraordinary players on rhythm guitar,  upright bass,  saxophone, clarinet and drums. 

www.brishenmusic.com

 

Listen to “Blue Verdun” on Bandcamp:  https://quinnbachandsbrishen.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

“He has the depth and maturity to match his unending virtuosity on the guitar” – John Jorgenson

“Thrilling virtuosity, while displaying great freshness and originality”  - Mojo Magazine  

 

With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand’s Brishen takes audiences on an inventive quest, which through its technical virtuosity, brings together a spellbinding range of musical history to reinvent the categories of swing jazz, pop and country, celebrating the music of the ‘30s, up to and including the ‘60s.  Quinn Bachand’s Brishen creates a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia.

 

Winner 2018 Independent Music Awards (Jazz Song with Vocals)

Nominated for 5 Canadian  Folk Music Awards | Nominated for 2 Western Canadian Music Awards (Jazz Artist of the Year) | Emerging Artist Finalist – Canada’s Walk of Fame | Saga Djangofest Award Winner

 

VIDEOS:

Fading Light (original) Official:  https://vimeo.com/212923392

Cheyenne (original):  https://vimeo.com/232134904

Taxi Driver / Coragheasca:  https://youtu.be/o-PSLCs55qo

Estrellita:   https://youtu.be/pR3BdZLK7VY

 

Performance highlights include Djangofolllies Festival, Celtic Connections Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, TD Sunfest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Islands Folk Festival,  Winnipeg Folk Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival.... plus many other jazz and folk festivals in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.

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Ganesha Yantra Painting Workshop with Melissa Forbes
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Ganesha Yantra Painting Workshop with Melissa Forbes

Ganesha is the one who sees the Obstacle is the Opportunity.  Let us escort the Impossible to the Possible. 

Art supplies to bring: Plastic ruler, compass, favorite colors ( watercolors or gouache), pencil, eraser, palate, sheet of watercolor paper, brushes # 1,0, & 2. 

No artistic experience required.

 

$43.00

Preregistration required. Limited to 8 Participants.

Contact Melissa at melissaforbes8@gmail.com for information and registration.


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Culomba & Linich Trio Concert and Workshop
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Culomba & Linich Trio Concert and Workshop

Workshop 6pm, $10-25 Suggested

BUY TICKETS HERE

Concert 7:30, $10-25 Suggested

BUY TICKETS HERE

Thrilling harmony singing from Georgia, Corsica, the Balkans, and South Africa, American folk traditions, baroque polyphony and original compositions. Culomba, an omnivorous vocal ensemble based in Boston, brings together modern audiences to experience the beauty of vocal music from diverse traditions. These traditions are unlikely companions in many ways, and grew out of very different historical and geographic contexts, yet they tell universal stories: love and loss, the joys of youth and the wisdom of old age, and celebrating the earth and transcending its boundaries. By presenting these songs side by side, they will highlight their universal appeal and celebrate the diversity of human cultural expression. Their New-England tour brings them to the Mettabee Farm and Arts, where they are thrilled to be joined by the Linich Trio, a family trio with highly respected performer, scholar, and teacher of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing Carl Linich and his two sons Sean and Luka Linich, both born in Georgia. The family trio has performed together in Georgia, Europe, and the U.S. since 2009.  Carl Linich received two prestigious merit awards from the Georgian government in recognition of his work to promote and preserve Georgian folk music. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City and a Georgian choir at Bard College. They are based in Poughkeepsie, NY.


The concert will be preceded by a singing workshop led by the singers of Culomba to which all who would like to experience the joy of singing these different styles are welcome, regardless of singing experience or music reading skills. All selections of the evening will be taught by ear, and will be chosen from the South-African, Georgian, Balkan or American repertoire. 


Links:

www.culomba.com

https://m.facebook.com/Culomba-290213281554553/



Videos:

https://www.facebook.com/290213281554553/videos/2171973799717535/

https://www.facebook.com/290213281554553/videos/301894430386438/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RKC5bnc4Fvs


Bios:

Sophie Michaux was born in London and raised in the French Alps. Although she focuses on classical music, her versatility and musical curiosity have brought her to be an active performer in many repertoires including French Cabaret songs, English Sea Shanties, as well as various world polyphonies: in 2014 and 2017, she toured the U.S and Europe with Northern Harmony, an ensemble that is renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles from the Balkans, the Republic of Georgia, South-Africa, and the United States. She is the founding member of Sophie et Adam, a folk music duet with guitarist and singer Adam Jacob Simon, and of Culomba, a world music ensemble with Adam Simon (Voice, Guitar, Double Bass), and Lysander Jaffe (Voice, Violin), Sora Harris-Vincent (voice and Shruti box), and Avery Sherman (voice) . She has also explored the Yiddish song repertoire, with performances at the Goethe Institute for the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprise and the celebration of musical wealth in the Vilna and Łódź Ghettos during WWII. More at www.sophiemichaux.com.


Lysander Jaffe is a versatile musician based in Boston. Raised by two jazz musicians in western Massachusetts, he studied classical violin and viola from a young age and discovered a love of folk singing as a teenager. A devoted student of traditional music, Lysander has studied with master musicians in Bulgaria, Kosovo, Greece, Corsica, and the Republic of Georgia. He lived abroad in Russia and the U.K. before earning his B.A. in Russian at Williams College. Since graduation, his omnivorous tastes and talents have led him to venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and national television in Kosovo and Georgia. He has toured internationally with Northern Harmony and appeared as a soloist with The Christmas Revels. His current projects include Palaver Strings, a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit, and Culomba, a vocal ensemble with eclectic repertoire from around the world. As an educator, Lysander is passionate about creating meaningful musical experiences for musicians and singers of all levels. He offers group and private instruction on violin, viola, and voice, as well as choir and ensemble coaching. 


Adam Jacob Simon  is a composer, baritone and guitarist active in the Boston area. Recent commissions from Conspirare, Lorelei Ensemble, The Rivers Conservatory, WordSong Boston, The Oriana Consort, and The Mak'haylah Choir in Lexington. He is an avid folk music singer as well, performing frequently with VT based vocal ensemble Northern Harmony, traveling throughout Europe, South Africa and the U.S. As a baritone soloist, he has been praised as singing with “wonderful romantic lyricism” and “reassuring warmth” - Rutland (VT) Herald. As co-founder of the folk music duo “Sophie et Adam” alongside French mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux, he frequently performs a varied repertoire of French, American, and Yiddish folk music. In 2010 he won the St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award to record his String Quartet #1 with the Mt. Auburn String Quartet, founded by popular Boston cellist, Rafael Popper Keizer. His compositions have been performed throughout the US, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and Macedonia. He studied composition with Howard Frazin, and music theory with Judy Ross at the Longy School of Music. Adam was born and raised in Cambridge MA, where he still resides.


Sora Harris-Vincent is a singer currrently based in LA. Growing up in Vermont, she attended her first Village Harmony concert at the influential age of 12 and knew she had to join the locally based world music group. Sora has sung with Village Harmony ever since, traveling around the US as well as internationally in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Corsica to learn and perform traditional music. She recently toured around Europe with Northern Harmony where she thoroughly enjoyed performing nightly concerts and teaching workshops to singers of all ages and musical abilities. After studying the french horn in middle and high school, Sora branched out and joined an a cappella group at Smith College where she arranged music and directed her group for four years. As an elementary school teacher, Sora has worked hard to incorporate music into the classroom to engage and excite young learners with music from around the world. Sora is currently involved in musical projects on both coasts, traveling between Boston and Los Angeles to perform traditional folk music and original pieces for captivated audiences. 


Avery Sherman began singing with the world renowned Chicago Children's Choir at 9 years old, studying under the tutelage of Josephine Lee, Judy Hanson, and Mollie Stone. Avery accompanied the CCC on tours to Italy, The Baltics, and Alaska. The CCC introduced Avery to a variety of musical styles including classical works like Faure's Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, contemporary arrangements, and world music. It was an interest in world music, specifically choral music from South Africa that led Avery to join Village Harmony in 2011. With Village Harmony, Avery has traveled and studyed traditional music in South Africa, Republic of Georgia, Corsica, and Northumberland. Additionally, Avery studied voice at Depaul University under Marc Embree and Jane Bunnell. Avery is excited to continue pursuing a passion for world music with Culomba, and hopes to spread the teachings of all the world musicians that shared their own music and stories with him. 


CARL LINICH has been a scholar, teacher,and performer of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing since 1990, and is a member of TrioKavkasia. A fluent Georgian speaker, Carl lived in Georgia for 10 years, and received two prestigious merit awards from the Georgian government in recognition of his work to promote and preserve Georgian folk music. He has worked on numerous publications related to Georgian folk music for the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the State Folklore Center of Georgia, and the International Centre for Georgian Folk Song. Carl has been leading Village Harmony camps since 2000, and toured with Northern Harmonyin 2001 and 2002. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City and a Georgian choir at Bard College, and sings in a family trio with his two young sons, Luka and Sean Linich.www.kavkasia.com

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