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April 2018

Historic Dinner: Celebrating the 1718 Scotch-Irish Migration

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Travel back 300 years and enjoy the tastes and sounds of 1718 at our annual Historic Dinner! In 1718, five ships left Ulster filled with Scotch-Irish immigrants who would settle in New England. Learn the story of these early immigrants to the New England colonies and their impact on Northern New England and the Monadnock Region. The evening features a meal created from period Scotch and Irish recipes followed by a program of 18th century songs performed on flute and…

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May 2018

Community Conversations: How Do We Ensure the Success of the Next Generation?

May 1 @ 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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In the past, each generation of Americans has been able to achieve the American Dream of having a better life. Now, something is broken. What has gone wrong and how can we give young people a hand up? Our Conversation "Sparkers" have expertise in housing and zoning, fair wages, and problems specific to young and working families. We begin Community Conversations with short presentations by our Conversation “Sparkers” and then open the floor to questions, comments, and conversation. Our Conversation…

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MacDowell Downtown

May 4 @ 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 is a free series of presentations open to the public by MacDowell 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 and workshops, readings, and writing seminars, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. “At MacDowell,” a column in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, profiles the presenting artist the week of the event. Visit our Facebook Events page…

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Music in Bass Hall: Apple Hill String Quartet

May 5 @ 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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The Apple Hill String Quartet, resident artists at Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, will perform a concert on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., that includes the New England premiere of Five Animal Stories for String Octet and Narrator, by Mike Kelley. The new work features guest artists Jazimina MacNeil, narrator and mezzo-soprano; Ealain McMullin and Cornelia Schwartz, violin; Jesse Holstein, viola; and Jacob MacKay, cello. The work was given its world premiere in Los Angeles on March 18…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Jamie Laval

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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Evening of Celtic Music and Mythic Tales with master fiddler and storyteller Jamie Laval Recognized throughout the U.S. and Britain as one of the premier performers of traditional Celtic music on the international music scene today, Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate virtuoso performances, uncanny imitation of Highland bagpipes, and engaging stories. The evening will feature toe-tapping melodies, traditional folk songs, and the recounting of ancient tales that help recreate the beautiful atmosphere of ancient Celtic lands. "One…

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Scottish and Irish Fiddle Workshop with Jamie Laval

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Workshop For Scottish/Irish Fiddle Nationally acclaimed performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Jamie Laval will conduct a Scottish and Irish fiddle workshop at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Celtic fiddle is about making people want to dance. The workshop will start with the generic, stripped down versions of several classic reels, jigs, strathspeys, and hornpipes. As the class progresses, layers of dance-inducing devices will be introduced into the tunes.…

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The Kennedys- Peterborough Folk Music Society

May 18 @ 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 Peterborough Folk Music Society presents The Kennedys! The Kennedys are an American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy. They are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop. Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led…

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Children and the Arts Festival 2018

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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On the third Saturday of May, since 1993, the Children and the Arts Festival fills downtown Peterborough. Children of all ages revel in shows from local talent to top entertainers. Hands-on art opportunities and face painting are busy all day, except for the one hour when all eyes turn to our Giant Puppet Parade, when they feast on the creations of students, families, classrooms, and community members as they descend into downtown. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be a…

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June 2018

John Gorka- Peterborough Folk Music Society

June 3 @ 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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No stranger to fans of Peterborough Folk Music, John Gorka is a talented singer-songwriter who has graced our stages many times, from the earliest days of the Folkway to the present day. To quote one critic, Gorka brings us “wry, slice-of-life observations reminiscent of Lyle Lovett and John Prine.” (Associated Press). We are excited to have him back on the stage at Bass Hall, where we will no doubt hear a soul-stirring mix of old favorites and new work from…

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