Musicians young and old played with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem


Laura Campbell shared with us this lovely description of our Thursday evening all-ages song circle with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem:

Last Thursday evening (May 30) the boys and I strolled down to the Lyceum in Tamworth Village for free song circle led by the amazing band of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, who were in town for an Arts Council of Tamworth concert the following night at The Barnstormers Theatre.

Local musicians, friends, and neighbors were invited to join in with their own instruments and voices. It was an incredibly cool and wonderful experience. Corey was especially inspired by percussionist, Scott Kessel, whose percussion rig is 95% recycled, featuring a cardboard box, tin cans, bottle caps, and a vinyl suitcase in lieu of a bass drum. Eventually Corey worked up the courage to scoot around and sit next to him on the floor. After a song or two, Scott noticed him and offered him an empty water cooler to drum on – which he did enthusiastically for the next five or six songs!

It was truly one of those experiences that remind me how grateful I am to be living and raising my boys in such a unique and wonderful place!



Photo: Laura Campbell

The Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem residency was sponsored by Addison Mason Builders, BEAM Construction Associates, Inc., Chocorua Camping Village, Hidden Automotive, Paul L. King Land Surveying & Civil Engineering, North Country Fair JewelersYankee Smokehouse, and is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, and with support from the K. A. Brett School, the Tamworth PTA, and the Yeoman’s Fund for the Arts.