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July 2017

The Steel Wheels- Peterborough Folk Music Society

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Peterborough Folk Music Society presents The Steels Wheels in a special Bass Hall show on July 5th! Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We…

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$15.00 - $18.00

Duke Miller Tribute Dance

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents a contra dance honoring caller Duke Miller on Saturday, July 15th, in Bass Hall. Lisa Sieverts will call with Randy Miller and Gordon Peery. Duke Miller  was a high-school football coach from upstate New York who called summer square dances in southern New Hampshire from the 1950s until the late 1970s.  Many local musicians played for Duke over the years, including the late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough, NH, who played accordion and…

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$12.00 - $15.00

House and Land with Footings

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center is thrilled to partner with The Glass Museum to host House and Land with opener Footings on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. House and Land is the duo of Sally Anne Morgan (fiddle, shruti box, banjo, vocals) and Sarah Louise Henson (vocals, 12-string guitar, shruti box, bouzouki). Together, Sarah and Sally play haunting psychedelic Appalachian folk drone that invokes the rhododendron thickets, creeks and mountains of their local landscape in Western North Carolina. Sarah Louise is…

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September 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Austin Piazzolla Quintet

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Music in Bass Hall is thrilled to present, all the way from Texas, the Austin Piazzolla Quintet.  The Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions. Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing to captivated audiences since 2009. With Jonathan Geer (piano), Mike Maddux (accordion, bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Pat Harris (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo…

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October 2017

The Mammals- Peterborough Folk Music Society

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Peterborough Folk Music Society presents the Mammals in Bass Hall on October 20! The Mammals are back! Mike + Ruthy, touring American folk act and founders of The Mammals are bringing back the band that energized crowds in the early 2000’s and gave them their start. The Mammals were known for their rabble-rousing musical statements which sometimes caused a stir with politically divided audiences from Louisiana to Michigan. This time around, their goals remain two-fold: raise positive social awareness &…

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$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: Ben Cosgrove

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based in New England. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding.  The strongest forces guiding Ben’s composition and performances are his deep interests in landscape, place, and ecology. “I don’t think of my…

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November 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Camp Backup All-stars

November 10 @ 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Just up the road from the Monadnock Center at Sargent Camp in Hancock, there is a weekend gathering of musical mentors and students. Devoted to roots music accompaniment, Camp Backup holds a Friday evening concert featuring performances by staff members, so the camp slides down the road to Bass Hall to make this a public concert event. Headed by singer, fiddler, mandolinist Skip Gorman, the staff will include many other music luminaries. This year's lineup:   “The lonesome ache that…

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