Blues musician and historian Scott Ainslie at Monadnock Center

On Saturday, June 18th, traditional blues master and songwriter Scott Ainslie will be on the Bass Hall stage at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture to present an evening of great singing, slide, Delta Blues and ragtime guitar playing, and select original songs. Ainslie comes to the stage armed with history, stories, personal anecdotes

Paul Festa performs at Mariposa Museum

MacDowell Violinist to Perform Bach Sonata, Partita at Mariposa On June 18th at 3 p.m., violinist, filmmaker, writer, and MacDowell fellow Paul Festa and will give an afternoon concert at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, N.H. This short concert, a special edition of the MacDowell Colony’s MacDowell Downtown series, is free and open to the

Americana Sister Act: Ari & Mia coming to Nelson

On Sunday, June 12 at 7:00 PM the Monadnock Folklore Society will present a concert with Ari & Mia, Boston’s Americana sister act at the Nelson Town Hall. Admission is $12/$9(senior, student, or in advance). Referencing the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook Ari and Mia create a realm

Virginia Eskin and Jose Lezcano at Sumner Knight’s Chapel

Two of the region’s most celebrated musicians, pianist Virginia Eskin and guitarist Jose Lezcano join forces for a concert at the Sumner Knight Chapel on Saturday, May 28th at 7pm. The Keene Music Festival, in collaboration with Keene Parks and Rec, and Southwestern Community Services presents a series of concerts at the Sumner Knight Chapel

So you want to sing in a choir?

Tuning Sessions: Choral Singing Primers with Marybeth Hallinan, director Two Rivers Community Choir presents a 4-week workshop providing guidance and instruction which supports singers who want to learn more about the physiology of the voice, the mechanics of vocal production, and beginning sight-singing. Teens (ages 17 and up) to adult are welcome to join. Music reading is not necessary. All materials

Cliff Eberhardt in Harrisville

Deb’s House Concerts in Chesham (Harrisville, NH) Presents May 28 Cliff Eberhardt Pot Luck 6pm Concert 7pm Reservations for pot luck – call or email. House concerts generally sell out in advance. 603-318-9196/ Tickets purchased at Suggested $20.00 “Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness

Cellist Eugene Friesen to Present Invisible World at Mariposa on May 20th

When Grammy-award winning cellist and composer Eugene Friesen visited the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, N.H., last March, he found artist Rich Entel and a Mariposa team putting the final touches on the installation of Rich Entel’s Cardboard Menagerie, an exhibit of nine very large animals sculpted from corrugated cardboard, broken musical instruments, and hand printed

Scottish Music for Tartan Day Celebration

An Afternoon of Scottish Music in Peterborough The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is excited to the fourth annual Tartan Day Celebration Concert, on Sunday, April 10,  featuring the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire.  The Society was founded in 1988 to encourage the learning and preservation of traditional Scottish music. In addition

Will Woodson & Eric Mcdonald perform Irish & Scottish music

Dublin, NH – Join us for an exciting evening of piping and strings featuring two duos well versed in the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland. Will Woodson & Eric McDonald will join forces with Joey Abarta & Nathan Gourley on Friday, April 8, for an 8:00 PM concert at the Fountain Arts Building on the campus of the Dublin School in