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March gathering

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Member Tunes March 25, 2018 1:00 – 5:00 pm Dave Wasilew will be leading our gathering this month as we enjoy playing the following compositions written by our own members. Eggs In The Nest – March in A mixolydian by Jeff Rowan Rowan Berry Ale – Jig in A mixolydian by Jeff Rowan Lillianna Rose […]

Thanks, Andrea Beaton

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Andrea Beaton Tunes Highland Whiskey Old King’s Buntata’s Sgadan Jackson’s jig    

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 […]

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 […]

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, Julia Plumb!

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

On Jan 31, 2016, Julia Plumb will lead a workshop exploring ways to “dress up” a tune to make it one’s own and imbue it with emotional content. We will experiment with ornamentation, rhythmic emphasis, tone production, and arrangement ideas, using the tunes Haughton House, Hunt the Squirrel, and The Frost is All Over. Julia […]

April Gathering

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Venue for April only–East Concord Community Center, 18 Eastman St., Concord. The gathering is early this month to allow participation in the New England Folk Festival the following weekend. Take exit 16 off of Interstate 93 and stay to the right. At the stop sign take a right (there will be a gas station directly […]

March Gathering

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street, Concord, NH, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm R.P. Hale will give a workshop on harmony, modes, and “what makes it sound like that.” Fully participatory; relevant for all instruments whether lead or backup. From the intersection of South Main St. and Thompson St. in Concord (our old meeting […]