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December 2019 gathering

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ December 2nd, 2019

JEREMIAH MCLANE

December 15, 2019

1:00 – 5:00 PM

The Concord Community Music School

23 Wall St Concord, NH

 

“The Harp & the Shamrock” hornpipe in Gmaj (by Pat Crowley)

“Da Lounge Bar” in Dmaj (by Rannveig Djønne & Annlaug Børsheim)

“Rain on the woodpile” reel (by Rob Harbron)

“Terminus” reel in Ddor (by Rob Harbron)

 

note that this is not the usual last sunday of the month due to the holidays…

 

 

 

November gathering

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ November 21st, 2019

November gathering

Nov 24 2019 – 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Concord Community Music School, Concord NH

 

ANNE HOOPER

Hughie and Janet’s March (by Andrea Beaton), Emin

The Nine Pint Coggie (reel), Emin

The Warlocks, Emin

acknowlegement

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ November 21st, 2019

We would like to thank the Frederick Smyth Trust and the Arthur Getz Trust for their generous support.

May 2019 gathering

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ May 10th, 2019

May 2019 gathering:

All the World You’ve Yet to See, strathspey, Dmaj, by Jeff Rowan

Ronas Voe, waltz in Gmaj, by Ronnie Cooper

Mickie Ainsworth, reel in Dmaj, by Ronnie Cooper

 

ANNE HOOPER April 28, 2019

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ April 23rd, 2019

ANNE HOOPER

April 28, 2019

1:00 – 5:00 PM

The Concord Community Music School

23 Wall St Concord, NH

 

Anne Hooper will teach two tunes, which were learned from the late John Campbell.

Inverary Castle

Glenora Reel

February 2019 gathering

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ February 22nd, 2019

DON & CINDY ROY

February 24, 2019

1:00 – 5:00 PM

The Concord Community Music School

23 Wall St Concord, NH

 

Tunes:

Miss Margaret Graham of Gartmore (strathspey)

Tom Rae (reel)

The Rendezvous (reel)

January 2019 gathering – Ian MacDougall

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ January 23rd, 2019

January 27, 2019

1:00 – 5:00 PM

The Concord Community Music School

23 Wall St Concord, NH

 

Ian MacDougall will lead our January workshop.

The tunes are:

  • James F. Dickie’s Delight
  • Waverley Ball (strathspey)
  • Picnic Reel
  • Burn of Forgue

 

September Gathering with David Surette

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ September 30th, 2018

David Surette

September 30, 2018

1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Concord Community Music School

23 Wall St Concord, NH

One of New England’s finest guitarists, David Surette, will be leading our September workshop. David has generated a following for his work as a soloist with solo albums “Back Roads” and “Trip to Kemper” establishing him as a top player and arranger of Celtic fingerstyle guitar. His diverse repertoire also includes original compositions, blues, ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions, all played with finesse, taste, and virtuosity. He is equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki. Known as a top-notch accompanist in New England’s contra dance and Celtic music circles, David is also in demand as a studio musician and sideman. He has performed throughout the country at festivals, concerts, coffeehouses and contra dances, and in 1999 toured in Brittany, France.

Since 1988 Surette has enjoyed a musical partnership with singer Susie Burke. They recently released a duo recording, “Sometimes in the Evening.” David also plays regularly with fiddler Rodney Miller. They performed together at the 1999 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife and have collaborated on two recordings.

In addition to performing and recording, Surette maintains an active teaching schedule, heading the folk department at the Concord (NH) Community Music School and teaching at numerous summer music camps, including Maine Fiddle Campe, Augusta Heritage Festival (WV), Swannanoa Gathering (NC), Summer Acoustic Music Week (NH), and Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School (CA). He received an NEA travel grant in 1994 to study the traditional music of Brittany, and has written a book of Celtic guitar arrangements for Mel Bay Publications.

Thanks Owed to the Scots?

by Vose ~ July 4th, 2018

A July 4th rumination on the Scottish contribution to American Independence.

june gathering with Sylvia Miskoe

by Jeffrey Murdock ~ June 27th, 2018

Sylvia Miskoe was the leader for the June gathering, which focused on creating a scottish country dance set.   

jigs:

  • Christine Morrison’s Jig
  • Saw Ye My Wee Thing
  • Brisk Young Lads
  • Earl Bley’s Jig

strathspeys:

  • Sir Archibald Grant of Monemusk
  • John Robertson
  • Mrs. Rae Wallace
  • Stewart & Kathleen Walker

reels:

  • In and Out the Roundabout
  • Astley’s Ride
  • Johny Come Kiss Me Now
  • Miss Murray of Lintrose