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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 […]

Welcome, Mari Black!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Our guest workshop leader on January 29, 2017, is Mari Black, 2015 & 2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, 2014 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion, and 2014 & 2012 Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion. Mari’s topic is Fearless Flying!: Building, polishing, and performing MSR (March-Strathspey-Reel) sets. She explains, “We’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of creating a classic Scottish performance set…We’ll look […]

Welcome, Don Roy!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

SRSNH welcomes Don Roy as guest leader at the December 18 gathering. Don’s workshop is one of a series funded by the Benjamin Couch Trust, administered by TD Wealth. We’re grateful for this generous support. Don is a champion fiddler whose “uniquely Maine sound has roots in New England, Quebec, and the Canadian maritimes.” He […]

Work off Thanksgiving Dinner

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Did you know music could be a weight loss technique? According to this source, a 65 kg (143 lb) musician expends a fair amount of energy, depending on the instrument he or she plays. Drums apparently burn the calories the fastest (290 per hour), then piano and violin (181), cello, wind instruments and guitar (145), and […]

Welcome, Jennifer Armstrong!

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Our guest workshop leader on October 30 will be Jennifer Armstrong. Jennifer has spent her life writing, singing and making music with fiddle, bagpipe, banjo and words. She is a storyteller, singer, instrumentalist, poet and published author with humor, warmth and grace. She works as an artist-in-residence in folk arts, storytelling and writing as well as […]