All shows are at the North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison. See you here soon!!
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DECEMBER 7, 7:00 PM WORKSHOP AT 3:30
LAURA CORTESE AND THE DANCE CARDS
Yes, it’s true! Finally, after years of trying, I was finally able to get Laura’s band, the Dance Cards. For a whole bunch of reasons, Laura is one the the true MVP’s of the Boston and New England fiddle scene. But, she brings more than just a fiddle. Her singing is fantastic, to say the least. Looking at her discography from the past shows a stunning and eclectic mix of music; always grounded in tradition, but sometimes hard-core Scots, sometimes electric (literally). Get your head around what a Boston Urban Ceilidh League would sound like. That’s her. Better still, Laura’s new band also includes Mariel Vandersteel, who released a phenomenal cd last year called Hickory, and Valerie Thompson on cello. Each were worthy of a show independently, but together, wow! Start your holiday season off right. Adults will be forking over $20, kids high school and under, $5.00, and the world’s best workshop will be free. That’s right boys and girl’s, FREE!
January 18; 7:00 PM
Dana Leong Trio
The rather hip, up-front, too-cool-for-school Dana Leong brings his trio for a jazzy-innovative look at traditional music turned on it’s ear. Here’s another one of our fabulous guys who is so good and inspirational he gets picked by the State Department and sent on a world tour as a musical emissary. He also plays his cello while swinging from tall buildings as part of project Bandaloop. He also plays a mean trombone. In short, he’s never what you expect, but it’s high energy and beautiful and inspiring and thoughtful and all that rolled into one. Adults $25, kids high school and under, $5.00
February 8, 7:00 PM
Nuala Kennedy Big Band
Nuala’s one of Ireland and Scotland’s (they fight over her) greatest musicians. Period. A brilliant, and I mean brilliant, flutist, she also sings like the proverbial angel. As this is a church, we know angels, too. Last time she was here she put on one of the most perfect examples of Irish-trad-meeting-chamber music shows. I still dream of that one. This time, she’s bringing her rowdy, high octane Irish quartet, which is heart-stopping, thrilling, and too much fun for any one crowd. Get ready to rock, Irish trad style. Adults $20, kids high school and under, $5.00
March 15, 7:00 PM
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
I refuse to use the well-worn promotional tag of “Jay wrote the famous “Ashokan Farewell”, used as the theme song to Ken Burns’ documentary “The Civil War.” So I won’t. Jay and Molly are more than musicians; they’ve written a whole bunch of classics. They run one of the best and oldest fiddle camps in the country. They’re two of the nicest and most inspirational people you’ll meet. It’s just a perfect evening of great music. The easy thing would be to say that it’s the comfort food of music, but that’s only the surface of what they do. I don’t know, it’s just hard to describe, but it is magic, so you’ll just have to come and enjoy. Adults $25, kids high school and under, $5.00
well, nothing yet, but last-minute stuff pops up all the time that we just can’t turn down. So you never know. So keep checking back, and for some unknown reason, follow us on FACEBOOK!!