Local Music

To sign up for the weekly local music email list or to add music listings to the schedule, email Siena at LocalMusicSchedule@gmail.com.

The schedule is a project of the Arts Council of Tamworth and is made possible by Tamworth Lumber, as well as Tom Bartlett, Sue Colten, Jodi Danzig, JC Ferguson, Lisa Ferguson and Jon Deveneau, John and Tamara Flanigan, Marie Hentges, Brad McKenzie, The Other StoreThe Preserve, Becky Riley (Pianoforte), Katherine Rhoda, Sandwich CoffeeAnnalise Smith, Sunnyfield Brick Oven BakeryTanna Farm, and Mary Trvalik.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Roger Sorlien and Em Young at White Gates Farm, 4:30-7:30 pm
Roger writes, “I’ll be pairing up with my very talented friend Em Young for an evening of music… This will probably be the last of their pizza events of the season on and the weather is going to be perfect. The suggested donation for a pizza is $15, and that is for any toppings that the farm has to offer, including their own farm raised meats and veggies. Also offered is a salad of mixed greens. This is also BYOB and bring a lawn chair. Hope we see you there.”

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Ben Cosgrove at the Sap House Meadery, Center Ossipee, 6:30 pm
Morgen writes, “Just a note to notify that the concert we had scheduled for tomorrow night, October 19th, featuring the Western Den, Ben Cosgrove and Honeysuckle has been CANCELED.  We will most likely be rescheduling for November so keep your eyes peeled for the future date! If you were planning on coming and might be looking for something to do, Sap House will be hosting Ben Cosgrove for the evening!  Music at 6:30, no cover just drink mead and have some food!  The Meadery is located at Folsom Road in Center Ossipee and if you’ve never made it there, beautiful piano music on a lovely fall evening is the perfect opportunity to make plans!”  More info here.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, October 20, 2017
Hymn Sing at the South Tamworth United Methodist Church, 6:30 pm
Caroline writes, “Come join in the singing of your favorite hymns from Fanny Crosby, Martin Luther, Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts and others.  Your choice.  Pastor Murray Nickerson will lead the singing to the accompaniment of two organs, one of which is a pump organ built in the late 1800’s.  All are welcome.”

Friday, October 20, 2017
David Mallett and Ellen Carlson at the Sandwich Town Hall Theater, 7 pm
Tom writes, “In a career spanning five decades, David Mallett has recorded 17 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic The Garden Song  (Inch by Inch, Row by Row) and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. David has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.

“The audience will be treated to David’s latest work released in 2016, including the title song, Celebration, which David claims is “it’s one of the happiest songs I’ve ever written.” In a collaborative songwriting process with his sons and daughter, Celebration includes love songs, political songs and social statements about the decline of rural America.  

“New Hampshire fiddler Ellen Carlson will be opening.  Ellen has a strong grasp on several musical genres. She has gained respect from her peers and students as an accomplished performer and teacher.  Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine called her “an exceptionally talented musician” for her work with the acoustic roots group High Range and gave her a coveted highlight review for her solo album “People I Play With”.  Fiddler magazine picked one of her tunes, “Waiting for You”, as a winner in their tune contest as well as for publication and published her article on “Tips for Better Practicing”.  Ellen plays with bluegrass, swing, western swing, country, Irish and square dance bands. She leads the NH Fiddle Ensemble (featured on WMUR’s Chronicle) with over 60 members and runs Fiddleheads Acoustic Jam Camp.

“Reserved Seating $20 – Call  603 455-2557 or e-mail tom.caravanband@gmail.comThis is going to be a great show, one that you won’t want to miss!!”

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Oktoberfest at Chocorua Public Library, 5-9 pm
Octoberfest comes to Chocorua. There’ll be authentic German food available for purchase, the Opa’s Oompah Band with play traditional German beer hall songs, and Hobbs Tavern and Brewery beer will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event benefit the Chocorua Community Association and The Chocrua Rier Dam Park. Tickets are $10 and available online.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
AJ Kinnaman at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Beverly Woods at ATTP Arts Center, Center Sandwich, 3:30 pm
Advice To The Players (ATTP) presents Beverly Woods in concert at the Arts Center at 12 Main on Sunday afternoon, October 22, at 3:30PM. Her all-improv program, Stories of the Unseen Land, explores music from many genres, including jazz, folk, and perhaps some Klezmer and classical. A composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and singer, Beverly had been encouraged for some time, by the late Lee Morton, to do an all-improv piano concert. Now she will play in his honor, on the lovely old Chickering piano that he painstakingly restored, and graciously loaned Don Sutton for his gallery concerts, and ATTP to continue the summer series. ATTP is raising funds to purchase and maintain it, and proceeds from this performance will support the Piano Fund.  Admission and light refreshments are by donation. For this concert, a donation of at least $10 is requested. As always, all donations are gratefully accepted, and benefit the arts in Sandwich.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Music of the Dance at Camp Calumet, Freedom, 4 pm
The Mountaintop Community Orchestra performs its first concert of the season, featuring dance-themed music of composers old and new. The program will include two original works by composers of the “Kansas school.”  Suggested donation at the door $10/individual, $20/family.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Tom Bartlett at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Shakespearean Idol at the Barnstormers Theatre, 7-10 pm
Have you ever wondered what would’ve happened if Romeo had serenaded Juliet with a Justin Bieber ballad? Or what Hamlet would have done if he’d decided that rather than ‘To Be’, he could just “Let It Be”? Advice to the Players, Sandwich’s Shakespeare Company, is pleased to announce that you’ll be able to find out at their fall fundraising benefit, Shakespearian Idol – an Elizabethan take on the wildly popular American Idol.

Contestants have the chance to perform a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays paired with a 20th or 21st century song before a panel of esteemed judges from the NH Theater Community. Local theater greats, director Paul Mroczka and actor Vinette Cotter, will be two members of our esteemed three-judges panel, along with a surprise panelist revealed the night of the show.
Local lawyer and actor Chris Boldt will host what promises to be a wildly entertaining evening!

Entrance fee for audience members is a suggested donation of $10. Those interested in participating in Shakespearian Idol can contact Diana Evans by email at diana@advicetotheplayers.org to get signed up. If contestants are willing, but need some guidance with a Song and Scene Pairing, ATTP’s company director Jessie Chapman is happy to assist – she can be reached at jessie@advicetotheplayers.org. All proceeds go to benefit Advice to the Players as they continue their mission of bringing the performing arts to the Lakes Region and beyond.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Community Contra Dance at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, 7-10 pm
G.A.L.A. writes, “No partners needed, family friendly, and dancing is easily learned by all ages in the first couple dances of the evening. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines and enjoy the live music. Instruction and the evening’s calls will be from long-time contra caller Alice Morris, who, although she began long before in the Midwest, has called dances around New England for 15 years.

Fiddle, piano, hammered dulcimer and Irish flute are just some of the instruments played by this evening’s three musicians, who share musical specialties, including Celtic, French-Canadian and Scottish music. Dr. Paul Lizotte, fiddler with Boston-based Floorplay, who in his spare time is a professor of English at Nashua’s Rivier University, has been playing fiddle for 20 years, including being awarded a NH Humanities Council Traditional Arts Apprentice grant for further studies with fiddle master Rodney Miller. Irish whistle and wooden flute musician and instructor Jim DiCarlo has, when not teaching physics, performed for 20 years with some of the northeast’s top fiddlers. Brad Robinson will join in on guitar.

The Contra Dance admission is $8.00-adults; $5.00- 6-18; 5-and under free. Large families or those under financial hardship are encouraged to pay only as able since all are welcome! Bring an extra pair of non-black-soled shoes, or brush them at the door to protect the wooden floors. See GALA at www.galacommunity.org, for volunteering or more information or contact josh@galacommunity.org, 603-539-6460.”

Sunday, October 29, 2017
The Sandwich Rangers at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Silver Lake Singers at the Chocorua Community Church, 7 pm
A choir for hospice and healing, presenting songs for All Saints & All Sinners.  Donations accepted.

Friday, November 3, 2017
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Puckerbrush at the FUNraiser Train Ride, North Conway, 3 pm
Puckerbrush will be playing at White Mountain Community Health Center‘s FUNraiser mini-carnival.  The health center writes, “Join us for the third annual Conway Scenic Railroad FUNraiser Express! The train leaves from the North Conway station at 3:00 p.m., and travels to the Conway station; the trip lasts for an hour and a half.  There will be a mini-festival at the Conway station for families, with free donuts and entertainment, including Story Land characters, a juggler and live music from Puckerbrush, with Jeanine Loubier on fiddle. Peter Kimball on guitar, and Greg Huang-Dale on hammered dulcimer. The band will be playing a variety of old-time traditional, Celtic and French-Canadian music.

“Ticket sales benefit the children’s programs at the health center. Call the Conway Scenic Railroad at (603) 356-5251 for reservations. For more information, contact the front desk at (603) 447-8900.”

Sunday,November 5, 2017
Mountain Road at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30