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March 2019

MacDowell Downtown- First Friday

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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MacDowell Downtown presentation in 2017

MacDowell Downtown is a series of presentations  by MacDowell Colony Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough. Each season of MacDowell Downtown features a wide array of programming, including film screenings, readings, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. MacDowell Downtown begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. “At MacDowell,” a column in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, profiles the presenting artist the week of…

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Community Conversations: Ecosystem Hub

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Monadnock Ecosystem Hub

Over the course of the last year, Peterborough's Economic Development Authority has embarked on a new structure to manage simultaneous and complimentary initiatives that impact economic development. This new "Hub and Spoke" model allows groups working on different issues a way to communicate and collaborate across issues effectively and regularly.  At this Conversation, we will hear from members of different communication spokes and learn about how this communication model works. What kinds of issues and initiatives are part of this…

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Connie Kaldor- Peterborough Folk Music Society

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Connie Kaldor with guitar

Connie Kaldor has been a mainstay on the Canadian Folk scene.  With a loyal fan base she continues to tour and write and record.  She has won Junos, she is the first songwriter to win the Western Literature award and she has been made a member of the Order of Canada. She sings of the prairies, of women, she is irreverent and moving.  Her live shows are legendary.  "Just when you think you've got it all figured out, something roars…

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Hearth Cooking: Preparing for an 1830s Wedding

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Hearth Cooking Pot on the fire

Our March Hearth Cooking Saturday will look at weddings in the 1830s. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sample foods that would have been served at an early 19th century wedding celebration, learn about wedding traditions, and even sample some 1830s-style wedding cake! Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs- drop in for a few minutes or stay longer enjoying good conversation by the fire. At these programs, guests enjoy sample historic foods…

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Lula Wiles- Peterborough Folk Music Society

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Lula Wiles Band Members

Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. They deliver love songs that are at once defiant and heartsick, as well as new contributions to the folk ballad canon and timely explorations of what it means to live in America today. Drawing from the deep wells of traditional old-time and bluegrass, classic country, and contemporary indie-folk-rock, Lula Wiles melds diverse influences to create a harmony-driven sound all their…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Hilton Park

March 30 @ 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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Hilton Park plays Bass Hall March 30

Hilton Park is one of the best Roots acts in New England- an old time feel with fresh and original songs. They are the folks next door who happen to be virtuoso musicians with amazing vocal harmonies. Hilton Park may be the beginning of a huge new music trend. Hilton Park is an Americana/Folk trio made up of a father, son and neighbor from a small town in Southern Maine who started playing music together for their own enjoyment, and…

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May 2019

Music in Bass Hall presents Apple Hill String Quartet

May 4 @ 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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Apple Hill String Quartet Plays Bass Hall May 4

Called “dashing and extraordinary” by The Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned pieces. Resident musicians and co-artistic directors at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Apple Hill String Quartet was the winner of the 2016 CM Acclaim award from Chamber Music America. The Monadnock Center is delighted to once again host Apple Hill…

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Music in Bass Hall presents the Ken and Brad Kolodner Trio

May 11 @ 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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Ken and Brad Kolodner with Rachel Eddy

One of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the U.S., Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the claw hammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” Get your tickets early! Ken and Brad are joined by one of the most acclaimed old-time musicians around, the fabulous…

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June 2019

Music in Bass Hall presents Debra Cowan- Women and the Sea

June 1 @ 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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Debra Cowan Plays Bass Hall June 1

Debra Cowan's voice is like silk, her songs powerful and emotive. Sirens and supernatural women, the women left behind, and women disguised as men make their appearances in Debra's repertoire of contemporary and traditional songs of the sea. In her return to Bass Hall, Debra will present Women and the Sea, a program that explores the roles of women in maritime song.  "Debra has carefully selected ballads, sea chanteys, and contemporary songs through which she takes listeners on a delightful journey…

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