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Tag: traditional music

New Hampshire Fiddle Madness
By November 21, 2020 Read More →

New Hampshire Fiddle Madness

How delightful to be at a Celtic music session, listening to enchanting tunes from Ireland, Scotland,  Shetland, Cape Breton,  and of course our own Celtic-influenced New England music. Part of the magic of such a session is the intuitive interaction between musicians, a spontaneity that can only come from years of familiarity with the repertoire. That’s […]

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Music in Bass Hall presents Hilton Park
By September 12, 2020 Read More →

Music in Bass Hall presents Hilton Park

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 […]

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Sarah Bauhan and Elmwood Station: Music in  Bass Hall
By January 11, 2020 Read More →

Sarah Bauhan and Elmwood Station: Music in Bass Hall

***SOLD OUT!!!!**** Bass Hall will be filled with reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, and airs when Sarah Bauhan and The Elmwood Station Band take the stage on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss an evening of music from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, England, French Canada, Sweden, and New England, as well as original compositions that […]

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Music in Bass Hall: Dennis Stroughmatt
By March 11, 2016 Read More →

Music in Bass Hall: Dennis Stroughmatt

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235. In the Heart of North America is a story that remains to be told, the story of the French Creoles who founded the Illinois country over three hundred years ago.  Along the Wabash and Mississippi River corridors, today they remain with their […]

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Music in Bass Hall: Los Sugar Kings
By November 13, 2015 Read More →

Music in Bass Hall: Los Sugar Kings

Tickets $15 / $12 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Music in Bass Hall is excited to present Los Sugar Kings,  a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the […]

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Country Corners: Film and Conversation with Richard Nevell
By May 2, 2015 Read More →

Country Corners: Film and Conversation with Richard Nevell

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents the film Country Corners along with a Q&A with the screenwriter at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday May 2. Filmmaker Robert Fiore (Pumping Iron, Greetings, Gimme Shelter, Festival Express, etc.) and author Richard Nevell (A Time To Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash) collaborated to […]

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Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance
By March 14, 2015 Read More →

Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance

Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this […]

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The Music of John Taggart
By February 7, 2015 Read More →

The Music of John Taggart

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the Monadnock Folklore Society jointly present Randy Miller speaking on the topic of “The Music of John Taggart” on Saturday, February 7th at 5:30 PM, in Bass Hall at 19 Grove Street in Peterborough, NH. The talk is based on “Recollection of a Busy Life, the memoir […]

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“Gents Bow- Ladies Know How”: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015
By January 24, 2015 Read More →

“Gents Bow- Ladies Know How”: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015

“Gents Bow – Ladies Know How” will be on view through May 23. The exhibit features the music, artifacts and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region from the days of the early settlers to the present. Drawing on photographs, early records and stories, documents and music, […]

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