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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture

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19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
603-924-3235

January 2019

Music in Bass Hall presents Cormac McCarthy

January 26 @ 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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Cormac McCarthy playing guitar onstage

Singer-Songwriter Cormac McCarthy opens the 2019 Music in Bass Hall concert series on January 26 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature songs from his latest album Collateral, a milestone recording in his notable career as a singer and a songwriter. Time and experience have drawn this talented artist to a new and compelling crossroad where fans will recognize his signature voice and rousing guitar but will also discover new and resonant themes. “Many of the songs on this album…

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February 2019

Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler & Friends- Peterborough Folk Music Society

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler and Dodie Pettit

Peterborough Folk Music Society presents Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler & friends! See renowned folk-rock group Aztec Two-Step, now featuring lead singer, songwriter and original founding member, Rex Fowler in Bass Hall February 2. The band's new ensemble features multi-instrumentalist Dodie Pettit, bassist Steven “Muddy” Roues and drummer/percussionist Roger Post.  Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Aztec Two-Step burst on the scene in ‘72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra…

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Lunch and Learn: A Tragic Civil War Love Story

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Kate Cummings and a tragic Civil War Love Story

Hear the tale of two couples caught up in the strife of the Civil War and learn their tragic fates at our February Lunch and Learn program. In this program, you will meet newlyweds Kate and John Cummings and Major William Scott and his wife Sophia. Scott and Cummings were members of the 6th New Hampshire who went to fight for the Union on Christmas Day 1861, leaving their wives behind in Peterborough. The following August, the women traveled to…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Bayou X

February 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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Bayou X Plays Bass Hall February 15

Get ready for a wild night with Bayou X in Bass Hall on Friday, February 15! New Orleans native Peter Simoneaux will play fiddle, and spouse Linda covers the accordions and vocals. Bob Everingham on electric guitar, Luke Houk on electric bass, and Ben Carr on drums round out Bayou X for an evening of driving, contemporary Cajun and Creole dance music, from 2-steps and waltzes to blues, zydeco and jazz. They might come dressed for Mardi Gras!  The first…

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March 2019

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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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 Ken and Brad Kolodner

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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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 started performing regularly as a duo in 2009 and in 2011, they released…

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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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