Old Songs Concert Series

Saturday, January 26, at 7:30 pm
A benefit for the 2019 Festival featuring:
  • Dan Berggren
  • Kate Blain
  • Short of Breath
  • Debra Burger & Carol Fults
  • Joy Adler’s Summer Camp Band
  • Ron Gordon’s Guitar Crew

The evening also features a raffle of quality craft items, as well as recordings of past performers, plus a bake sale.

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Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 pm

Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn are celebrating ten years of marriage and fifteen years of performing together. Peggy’s talent for moving lyrics and Dan’s knack for unique, tasteful arrangements make this recording a fitting culmination of their composing and performing experience. Dan and Peggy combine original and traditional songs and tunes with masterful harmonies and inventive arrangements. The couple’s gift of insight is matched with dynamic songwriting and instrumental virtuosity.

Peggy Lynn, referred to by poet Maurice Kenny as “The Voice of the Mountains,” is recognized for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. She is known for ballads of strong women, children’s songs about nature, and bluesy songs of life and love.

Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on hammered dulcimer and flat-picking guitar. He is a true multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, slide guitar, piano, banjo and his signature hammered dulcimer.

quercusmusic.com

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Friday, March 8, at 7:30 pm

Joel Mabus may be called a singer-songwriter, but he doesn’t sound like one. He’s the son of a 1930’s old time fiddle champ and a banjo-pickin’ farm girl. His performing career began in college during the Vietnam era, where he studied anthropology and literature by day and played coffeehouses by night. He has recorded 20 solo albums of original and traditional music since his recording career started in 1978. For three years running, Joel has been in the top 10 most-played artists in the Folk Radio Charts for North America (folkradio.org). A one-off in the folk world, Joel defies any easy pigeonhole. His palette ranges from mountain banjo to jazz guitar—from sensitive introspection to wicked satire. He’s both picker & poet, and from coast to coast over the past 40 years this Midwesterner has brought audiences to their feet, wanting more.

joelmabus.com

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Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 pm

Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, Matthew’s repertoire is heavily influenced by that unique musical lineage—the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody—and he supports this tradition with powerful vocals, polished guitar work, and a presence that fills the room. His repertoire transcends time and place and his live performance reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to their basic elements.

matthewbyrne.net

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Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 pm

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better… yet continue to do just that.

tannahillweavers.com

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Friday, April 5, at 7:30 pm

As both singer and songwriter, Jim Malcolm is one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish music. He has a huge repertoire of songs from the Scottish tradition and is a noted interpreter of Burns. These old songs are complemented by his own original and award-winning songs, which are at once completely modern and accessible, yet an authentic addition to the cannon of Scottish music. Jim plays expressive guitar in mainly DADGAD tuning, and simultaneously plays tunes on harmonicas to a standard you’ll seldom hear elsewhere. What’s more, Jim’s between-song wit has developed to an art form all of its own.

jimmalcolm.com

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Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm

As a singer, actress, writer, and musician, Anne Hills has continuously built a reputation of merit. She is best known for her solo or collaborative singing and interpretive gifts, while her commitment to social justice and to children keeps her busy with benefit concerts and community-service projects. Whether she is singing her own song, the words of 6-year-old Opal Whiteley, or those of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, accompanied with her guitar, her banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment.

annehills.com

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Friday, May 3, at 7:30 pm

Claudia Schmidt performs mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. Sally Rogers offers traditional, contemporary, and original ballads and songs, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife, and a mother.

claudiaschmidt.com | sallyrogers.com

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Friday, May 17, at 7:30 pm

Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss • Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

DuoDuo presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments.

duoduoquartet.com

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