Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Childsplay (the Final Tour) with guest vocalist Karan Casey

Childsplay includes more than two dozen musicians from all over the United States (and other countries) and include some of the leading virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music. For 30 years, Childsplay has performed in the United States and Europe, showcasing different styles of fiddle music.

Guest vocalist for 2019 is exquisite Irish singer Karan Casey.

Fiddle performers this year include National Scottish fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, all-Ireland Fiddle champion Sheila Falls, Boston Symphony Violinist Bonnie Bewick, fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger, New England Scottish Fiddle Champion Katie McNally and many more.

Tickets $30.00-$50.00-$55.00-$75.00 exclusively through Brown Paper tickets at the link here Buy tickets for Childsplay with guest vocalist Karan Casey THE FINAL TOUR

From humble dance halls to feature performances at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., before world music audiences in Sweden and public radio audiences throughout the United States, Childsplay has introduced many thousands to the delights of traditional Irish, French-Canadian, Cape Breton, Bluegrass, Appalachian, and Scandinavian fiddle music, as well as jazz, swing, and classical music. The level of musicianship in Childsplay is unsurpassed, with players ranging from members of the Boston Symphony to the leading virtuosos of these various fiddle traditions.

When playing together, Childsplay creates sounds that are vibrant, powerful, and eclectic . . . playful, innovative and driving, taking fiddle music beyond mesmerizing repetition into the realm of harmonies and counter rhythms traditional fiddle sounds in the contemporary world. With a repertoire that ranges from the lilting beauty of Celtic jigs and airs to the driving rhythms of hoe-downs from the mountains of the southern United States to the smoky improvisations of jazz to new music written by a member of the group, a Childsplay concert will delight its listeners and show how versatility, virtuosity, and exuberance are indeed childsplay, something done competently and without effort.

http://www.childsplay.org/about.html

Tying together these far-ranging stylists are their instruments; each member of the string section plays a violin or viola made by band member Bob Childs. In his workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bob produces instruments with a deep, sweet, and dark sound, whose quality has captured the interest of leading string performers throughout the United States and beyond.

We are also excited to announce that Karan Casey (http://www.karancasey.com/) will be singing with on this tour. Karan, as you may already know, is an exquisite singer from Ireland whose career includes the early years of Solas touring, 6 different solo albums, a duo album with John Doyle as well as numerous collaborations with the likes of James Taylor, Bela Fleck and Tim O'Brien to name a few.

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Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

CranJam 2019 Saturday

Saturday September 14,  2019        12 Noon - dusk

please note schedule change

times approximate and subject to change

  • 12:15-1:45 ENTRAIN

  • 2:00-3:30 DIRTY WATER DANCE BAND

  • 4:00-5:15 GRUPO GOZARSA

  • 5:45-7:45 BRUCE MACLEAN & (the legendary Cyclones) performing as THE TORNADOES

    FIREWORKS TO FOLLOW!!

Sunday September 15,  2019        12 Noon -3:00 PM

  • 12-1:15 CRAIG CARTER AND THE HURRICANE

  • 1:30-2:45 DANIELLE MIRAGLIA & THE GLORY JUNKIES

Beer from Devil's Purse Brewing Co., and wines will be sold BOTH DAYS

Food trucks on site.

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Jul
11
to Aug 22

CranFest in the Courtyard Season 2

  • Harwich Cultural Center (formerly Harwich Middle School) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for Season 2 outdoors in the Courtyard of the Harwich Cultural Center (the former Middle School) for a series of seven Thursday evening acoustic concerts beginning July 11  2019. Individual shows will have a $20 admission with a season ticket available for $100 for all 7 shows. (Concerts will move into the auditorium in case of wet weather.)

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass.

Doors 5:45 PM, MUSIC 6:30 PM

Bring a picnic if you like; PLEASE purchase your Devil’s Purse beer, wine and softer beverages from us.

July 11- Grammy-winner Dom Flemons, The American Songster, multi-instrumentalist

July 18- Low Lily Trad-rad string and vocal trio

July 25- Ordinary Elephant- originals with harmony vocals,banjo-guitar duo, 2017 International Folk Music award winners

August 1- Gina Forsyth & the Mid City Aces- Louisiana based cajun trio

August 8- Zoe Mulford returns with her 2018 International Folk Music award for Song of the Year

August 15- Sol y Canto- Boston Music Award winning Latin roots duo

August 22- Matt & Shannon Heaton - Irish-American music from the heart

 Buy a Season Pass here
https://cranfestinthecourtyard2019pass.brownpapertickets.com

more on CranFest in the Courtyard here

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The Resurrection Folk Project -- Special for ArtWeek MA 2019
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Resurrection Folk Project -- Special for ArtWeek MA 2019

  • Harwich Cultural Center (the former Middle School) (map)
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A Resurrection Folk Project concert is more than mere nostalgia. These timeless songs reflect the struggle and dreams for peace, equality and social justice that were the hallmark of the '60s. These songs shine as guiding lights to illuminate issues and challenges we continue to face. A Resurrection Folk Project concert is a rekindling of the great hope that fueled the new frontier of the '60s and is so very needed and relevant today

From Woody Guthrie and John Hurt to Barry Maguire and the Byrds via Bob Dylan, Richard & Mimi Farina and Joni Mitchell, the Resurrection Folk Project takes an audience through a timeline of magical songs. Their concert includes soaring harmonies, precise musicianship and a deep respect for the original form and presentation of the songs. Additional short commentary, supporting stories and visual media fill out the experience.

An evening of the greatest folk and folk rock hits of the ‘60s including Early Morning Rain, Tom Dooley, Deportees, Pack Up Your Sorrows, Catch The Wind, Suzanne, If I Had A Hammer, House of the Rising Sun, Turn Turn Turn, Sounds of Silence, For What it's worth, Both Sides Now, Season of the Witch, California Dreamin', Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Eight Miles High, Like a Rolling Stone

Tickets: $20.00 general $30.00 front/center seats reserved

https://sixtiesfolk.brownpapertickets.com or by phone 800-838-3006

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Kolonien in concert Folk-rock band from Sweden
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Kolonien in concert Folk-rock band from Sweden

  • Harwich Cultural Center (the former Middle School) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

KOLONIEN is a four piece family band. A big year champion birdwatcher, his brother a housebuilding father of two sons, their neighbor a percussion explorer of four continents and their cousin Anna Möller, the star fiddler of the band.

THE BAND GREW UP with the traditional music scene, deeply embedded in the family. As Kolonien they reinvent their roots with their rich Swedish harmonies, both instrumentally and vocally.

THEIR JOURNEY STARTED IN THEIR TEENS, when they left their countryside home to travel around Sweden as protest singers in the Swedish Green movement. When they got invited to perform at a Zanzibar festival in Tanzania in 2010, things really started taking shape.

IT WAS MEANT AS A ONETIME GIG, but the songs and the conversations of change fell in place unexpectedly well and they decided to start a band and write their own songs.

KOLONIEN HAVE RELEASED TWO ALBUMS. Twice prized and awarded at the Swedish Folk and World Music Awards. Also twice nominated for one of their offspring projects Världens Band for which theyve gathered thirteen musicians from six countries.

Music Director Bob Weiser says,'I first met guitarist Arvid in the elevator at a hotel in Kansas City at a music conference, so I had to see the band perform. Guitarist Arvid Rask introduced a song he wrote about one of his forebears who emigrated from Sweden to the U.S at time when Sweden lost a third of its population. He dedicated the song’….. “to the people from Sweden who traveled here for a better life. And to the people coming to Europe. And the people now coming from the south to your country. We start with a song about tearing down walls and building bridges....."

Tickets: $20.00 general $30.00 front/center seats reserved https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3743523

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Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

CranJam

 more info at CRANJAM link

Donna the Buffalo

Grammy winners Los TexManiacs

Chandler Travis Three-O with special guest Kami Lyle

also returning, crowd favorite ENTRAIN

Beer from Devil's Purse Brewing Co. and wines will be sold.

Food trucks on site.

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Jul
12
to Aug 23

CranFest in the Courtyard

  • Harwich Cultural Center (formerly Harwich Middle School) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a new outdoor experience in the Courtyard of the Harwich Cultural Center (the former Middle School) for a series of seven Thursday evening acoustic concerts beginning July 12  2018. Individual shows will have a $15 admission with a season ticket available for $75 for all 7 shows.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass. Bring a picnic if you like; beverages will be for sale.

 

more on CranFest in the Courtyard here

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