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Music is an intimate art form for Sarah Bauhan, who brings together family and long-time friends to share in performances and recordings, and pens waltzes, laments, reels and the like in honor of people who are dear to her. That's no surprise, as the traditional music she plays on whistle and flute shares her Celtic and New England roots. Born and raised in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire and with strong ties to her mother's native Scotland, Sarah picked up the tin whistle at the age of 12. Within two years she was performing at contra dances with Dudley Laufman's Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra. In addition to Laufman, who is credited with a contra dance revival in southwest New Hampshire, Sarah was influenced by her godfather, Newt Tolman, a flute player and writer, and by Bob McQuillen, a piano player and composer who in 2002 was named a National Heritage Fellow. In 1987, while performing at Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival in New York, Sarah fell in love with, and soon came to own, a wood concert flute made in 1912 by the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company of Boston. She added to that instrument a collection of fine wood and silver whistles made by Chris Abell of Asheville, N.C., adding both depth and scope to her repertoire of music. Sarah has released four solo albums, including three on her own label, Whistler's Music: the 1991 "Chasing the New Moon," the 1999 "Broad Waters," and the 2007 "Lathrop's Waltz." "The Untamed Grasses" came out in 1993 on the Alcazar label, and was re-released in 2008 on the Alula label. In addition to recording, Sarah performs at festivals, concerts, and dances, and has taught whistle and flute to children and adults at dance camps, in schools, and in workshops. Her performance options range from a simple duo with a guitarist or pianist to a multi-piece band with fiddle, guitar, bass, and piano and vocals.
When: Mar 5, 2015 7 PM to Mar 5, 2015 9 PMin Leicester, Massachusetts Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19 )
A truly innovative and poetic project by two talented musicians and composers. The poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to music. An eclectic, imaginative collection of spanning folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz.
Paul Della Valle is a writer, teacher and journalist and has been named one of the premier songwriter in Worcester County by renown promoter Troy Tyree of WCUW radio. The bluegrass all stars are include some of the finest pickers and singers in Central Massachusetts.
When: May 7, 2015 7 PM to May 7, 2015 9 PMin Leicester, Massachusetts Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Thu, 07 May 2015 19 )
Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With nearly 20 CDs to his name and more on the way this Statesboro Georgia native is, according to americanaUK, "impossible not to like." "I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing" (Martin Simpson)
When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM to Feb 5, 2015 9 PMin Leicester, Massachusetts Cost: 15 - 15 USD (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )
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