Local Music

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Date Performer/Event Name Venue & Time
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Roger writes, “I’ll be joined by my friend Emily Young this Wednesday at the pub. We will be doing many of her fine originals and a smattering of covers. Hope you can join us.”
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Opperation Appalachian Celebration
Marena Harris is going to hike the Appalachian Trail, and she is having a music goodbye party/benefit concert. She writes, “Roger Sorlien, Doug Hazard, Lulu Henle, Morgen Belluscio and myself will be performing. I will also be discussing a little bit about my trip and bringing in some gear to display. We will be serving food and drinks and welcome whoever would like to attend. The more the merrier! Come say goodbye while I’m still in town and let me thank you all face to face for being so supportive. Thank you and hope to see you there!”
Tamworth Lyceum, 7 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 TBA
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir Singalong
Suzy writes, “Please join us for The Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir on Friday nights for communal singing of songs for Peace and Justice. This is an open-door, all-ages drop-in event, no commitment needed. We gather together to lift up our voices for healing and togetherness, not performing for others, just for the feeling of the song. Please feel free to bring instruments, copies of RISE UP SINGING, simple songs to share and FRIENDS!”
North Sandwich Friends Meeting House, 6:30-8 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 Peter Heimlich
Chequer’s Villa, Tamworth, 6:30-10:00 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Potluck Singers Spring Concert
Potluck Singers’ first concert series in a few years will feature new and old unaccompanied songs from many traditions. The Potluck Singers have been singing together for almost 40 years, and members currently span five decades in age. They aren’t your typical choir. A lot of musical culture in the United States is focused on refining music for performance, rather than on creating music as part of daily life simply because it’s fun. The Potluck Singers are a refreshing exception to this. They are people who like singing together and therefore do so regularly, as an end in itself. You can hear that familiarity and pleasure in their music.

The group has always been fairly informal and democratic, and in recent years has evolved to have a shared leadership comprised of anyone inspired to step up. Many different members bring songs to the group, and the group works together to learn the parts and work out kinks. Group members have honed a great sense of where to find good things to sing, and the music in current rotation is too good not to share.

The Potluck Singers follow a strict song selection guideline: namely, they sing what they like. And ‘like’ can cover a lot of ground. That said, there are some connecting threads. The music is all multi-part and unaccompanied. Much of the music the group sings is considered “traditional” – it may be shape note music, which originated in New England in the 1700s but is still being written today, or it may have originated in South Africa and come to the singers through the telephone game of the folk process. Either way, the group is not presenting exact replicas of musical specimens from extinct cultures; these are traditions that are alive and well here and in other places, and that are still evolving. That evolution includes the group’s own touches that they are putting on this music, intentionally or otherwise.

Taken together, this sample of the songs the singers hold dear sing of the circle of life, joy in the natural world around us, our connection to and responsibility towards each other, and our commitment to sharing the simple pleasure of using one’s voice to create harmony and community. Donations for the venue hosting the concert will be taken at the door.

Center Conway United Methodist Church, 7-8:30 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Community contra dance
G.A.L.A. proudly organizes a Community Contra Dance Series and invites you to join us on the dance floor! Contra Dances are a great family friendly and active event for all ages and dance levels. Dance admission fees are as follows: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 6-18, ages 5 and under free. Anyone experiencing financial hardship is invited to pay what they can and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. More info here
Wolfeboro Town Hall, 7-10 pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Erik Ray
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Tricky Britches
This is a little outside our usual service area, but I know they’re popular in tow. Here’s some info from Tuckerman’s: “The 2017 Tuckerman Brewing Co. Love Music Series is thrilled to welcome Tricky Britches to our humble little stage. If you have not had the luxury yet to see these guys – now is the time. Take a moment to check them out …trickybritches.com. “Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. They’ve played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to inspire their original music.”

We really enjoy the intimate shows we get from having a band play inside the tap room. It is just a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon/evening. We are able to serve full pints on the day of the show which is always a treat and we will have a creative food vendor on hand to take care of dinner too! Good Vibes Coffee Roasters will have their free coffee stand set up as well. Tickets are $5 at the door and go on sale at 3 o’clock. As always – all shows are family friendly (no dogs please) and children 12 and under are free. All shows are ‘first come first served’ and the indoor shows do fill up quickly so keep that in mind as you map out your day! We look forward to seeing all of you! It will officially be Spring!!”
Cheers to longer days and great beer and music.

Tuckerman’s, Conway, 4-7 pm
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Potluck Singers Spring Concert
Potluck Singers’ first concert series in a few years will feature new and old unaccompanied songs from many traditions. The Potluck Singers have been singing together for almost 40 years, and members currently span five decades in age. They aren’t your typical choir. A lot of musical culture in the United States is focused on refining music for performance, rather than on creating music as part of daily life simply because it’s fun. The Potluck Singers are a refreshing exception to this. They are people who like singing together and therefore do so regularly, as an end in itself. You can hear that familiarity and pleasure in their music.

The group has always been fairly informal and democratic, and in recent years has evolved to have a shared leadership comprised of anyone inspired to step up. Many different members bring songs to the group, and the group works together to learn the parts and work out kinks. Group members have honed a great sense of where to find good things to sing, and the music in current rotation is too good not to share.

The Potluck Singers follow a strict song selection guideline: namely, they sing what they like. And ‘like’ can cover a lot of ground. That said, there are some connecting threads. The music is all multi-part and unaccompanied. Much of the music the group sings is considered “traditional” – it may be shape note music, which originated in New England in the 1700s but is still being written today, or it may have originated in South Africa and come to the singers through the telephone game of the folk process. Either way, the group is not presenting exact replicas of musical specimens from extinct cultures; these are traditions that are alive and well here and in other places, and that are still evolving. That evolution includes the group’s own touches that they are putting on this music, intentionally or otherwise.

Taken together, this sample of the songs the singers hold dear sing of the circle of life, joy in the natural world around us, our connection to and responsibility towards each other, and our commitment to sharing the simple pleasure of using one’s voice to create harmony and community. Donations for the venue hosting the concert will be taken at the door.

Jackson Library, 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 Jill Ducsai
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir Singalong
Suzy writes, “Please join us for The Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir on Friday nights for communal singing of songs for Peace and Justice. This is an open-door, all-ages drop-in event, no commitment needed. We gather together to lift up our voices for healing and togetherness, not performing for others, just for the feeling of the song. Please feel free to bring instruments, copies of RISE UP SINGING, simple songs to share and FRIENDS!”
North Sandwich Friends Meeting House, 6:30-8 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 Potluck Singers Spring Concert
Potluck Singers’ first concert series in a few years will feature new and old unaccompanied songs from many traditions. The Potluck Singers have been singing together for almost 40 years, and members currently span five decades in age. They aren’t your typical choir. A lot of musical culture in the United States is focused on refining music for performance, rather than on creating music as part of daily life simply because it’s fun. The Potluck Singers are a refreshing exception to this. They are people who like singing together and therefore do so regularly, as an end in itself. You can hear that familiarity and pleasure in their music.

The group has always been fairly informal and democratic, and in recent years has evolved to have a shared leadership comprised of anyone inspired to step up. Many different members bring songs to the group, and the group works together to learn the parts and work out kinks. Group members have honed a great sense of where to find good things to sing, and the music in current rotation is too good not to share.

The Potluck Singers follow a strict song selection guideline: namely, they sing what they like. And ‘like’ can cover a lot of ground. That said, there are some connecting threads. The music is all multi-part and unaccompanied. Much of the music the group sings is considered “traditional” – it may be shape note music, which originated in New England in the 1700s but is still being written today, or it may have originated in South Africa and come to the singers through the telephone game of the folk process. Either way, the group is not presenting exact replicas of musical specimens from extinct cultures; these are traditions that are alive and well here and in other places, and that are still evolving. That evolution includes the group’s own touches that they are putting on this music, intentionally or otherwise.

Taken together, this sample of the songs the singers hold dear sing of the circle of life, joy in the natural world around us, our connection to and responsibility towards each other, and our commitment to sharing the simple pleasure of using one’s voice to create harmony and community. Donations for the venue hosting the concert will be taken at the door.

Tamworth Congregational Churhc, 7-8:30 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017 Open Mic
The ever-popular open mic run by Tom Bartlett. You can sign up by emailing him at tvnews@roadrunner.com, or the night of. Tom says, “Cindy and Natalie suggested everyone should sing foolish songs!?! Please sign up by email! Plan on 2 songs with a third one just in case. Bring your favorite beverage and maybe a snack to share during the break. Jacky and I get there about 6:15. If you want to get there a little early and help set up we’d appreciate it! This is always an evening of great music! The Benz Center lets us use their facility for free, so we will be passing the hat for them, and all of the money raised goes to support the Benz Center.”
Benz Community Center, Sandwich, 7 pm
Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 24 Hours of Music
A not-to-be-missed musical celebration of Mountain Top Music Center by its students, faculty, staff & friends. At a NEW VENUE this year. Free non-stop music & fun for all. More info and detailed schedule a href=”http://www.mountaintopmusic.org/24hours/”>here.
Merrill Farm innMajestic Café Space, North Conway, noon to noon
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Mark Dearborn
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 First Friday Faculty Concert
Mountain Top Music Center presents Jed Wilson playing his own brand of piano jazz for your noontime listening pleasure. Bring a lunch, bring a friend. These concerts are free, but donations toward our renovation of the history Bolduc Block and Majestic Theater are gratefully accepted!
Majestic Café Space, Conway Village, 12-1 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 Doug Hazard
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir Singalong
Suzy writes, “Please join us for The Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir on Friday nights for communal singing of songs for Peace and Justice. This is an open-door, all-ages drop-in event, no commitment needed. We gather together to lift up our voices for healing and togetherness, not performing for others, just for the feeling of the song. Please feel free to bring instruments, copies of RISE UP SINGING, simple songs to share and FRIENDS!”
North Sandwich Friends Meeting House, 6:30-8 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Beverly Woods
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 The Sweetbloods
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, April 14, 2017 Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir Singalong
Suzy writes, “Please join us for The Lucretia Mott Family Peace Choir on Friday nights for communal singing of songs for Peace and Justice. This is an open-door, all-ages drop-in event, no commitment needed. We gather together to lift up our voices for healing and togetherness, not performing for others, just for the feeling of the song. Please feel free to bring instruments, copies of RISE UP SINGING, simple songs to share and FRIENDS!”
North Sandwich Friends Meeting House, 6:30-8 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm