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Feb
25
Sun
1:00 pm February Gathering @ Concord Community Music School
February Gathering @ Concord Community Music School
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arthur Comegno: Concert Rehearsal Regular monthly meeting. Free and open to the public, thanks to the support of the Gertrude Couch Trust, administered by TD Wealth. Bring your friends! Directions: We’re in the Community Room of[...]
Mar
25
Sun
1:00 pm March Gathering @ Concord Community Music School
March Gathering @ Concord Community Music School
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dave Wasilew: Member Tunes Regular monthly meeting. Free and open to the public, thanks to the support of the Gertrude Couch Trust, administered by TD Wealth. Bring your friends! Directions: We’re in the Community Room of[...]

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Welcome, Andrea Beaton

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Andrea Beaton Sunday Jan 28, 2018   1:00 – 5:00 pm Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of musicians, composers and dancers. Both the Beaton and MacMaster sides of her family are well known and respected as some of Cape Breton’s finest musicians, dancers and composers. She is an award-winning fiddler, tune composer and recording […]

Thanks, Tyler Buck!

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Tyler Buck ran an unusual workshop on December 17th.  The workshop focused on Scottish songs, many derived from tunes. The songs included: Freedom Come All Ye, written during World War I by John MacLellan with lyrics by Hamish Henderson. 51st Highlanders Farewell to Sicily, a spirited pipe march from WW II. The Piper o’ Dundee, […]

Thank you, Beth Telford

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

On November 26, SRSNH was privileged to have Vermont fiddler Beth Telford as our workshop leader. Beth coaxed even the die-hard can’t-possibly-learn-by-ear folks into learning a Jerry Holland tune without sheet music, then supplemented it with three more Holland tunes that had already been distributed. Thank you, Beth, for expanding the way we listen and […]

Thank you, Peter McFarlane

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

October found us back in the Community Room with Peter McFarlane giving a spirited workshop on lyricism. Peter taught us that often, “less is more,” and that simply adding more emphasis just does not work. He gave us tips on maintaining fluidity and continuity and how to avoid choppiness in playing. By the end of the […]

Scottish dance music with Beth Murray

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Don’t forget our workshop on June 25, 1 to 3 pm, when pianist and certified Scottish Country Dance teacher Beth Murray will let us in on her secrets of how to play for dances. Beth has been a Scottish Country Dance musician since 1980, a dancer and pianist with the Scottish performing team New Caledonians, and a musical partner […]

June 4th Concert at Wayside Inn

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Join the SRSNH for a concert of traditional Scottish music this Sunday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the historic Wayside Inn  in Sudbury, MA. Last year’s event, preceded by a heavy rainstorm, attracted an audience of nearly a hundred concert goers. The Wayside Inn in Sudbury dates back to Revolutionary times and still has […]

Welcome, Beth Murray!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Ever wondered what gives a great dance band its magic?  Come to our workshop on June 25, 1 to 3 pm, when pianist and certified Scottish Country Dance teacher Beth Murray will let us in on her secrets. Beth has been a Scottish Country Dance musician since 1980, a dancer and pianist with the New Caledonians ( a […]

Just Remain Calm

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Welcome, Ed Pearlman!

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Our May 28 workshop will be led by Ed Pearlman. Ed is a long-time friend of SRSNH, and with his family performed with us at our 2008 and 2012 Gala Scottish concerts. He has been prominent on the Scottish music scene for 35 years, directed the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club from 1981 to 1999, and has […]

Welcome, Barbara McOwen!

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Our guest workshop leader on April 30 is Barbara McOwen, more than just a good friend of SRSNH. She was co-founder and the first Music Director for twelve years. Barbara is a renowned performer, composer, teacher, and arranger and a key figure on the North American Scottish music scene. It’s always a privilege and a pleasure […]