Thursday, January 18, 2018
Writers’ Night featuring Doug Hazard at the Effingham Public Library, 7 pm
Writers’ Night is for those who write – music, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction – and for those who enjoy listening. Each month featured writers and musicians will be followed by an open mic opportunity for others to share a piece of original writing or acoustic music (up to 5 minutes). This month features “Dangerous Folksinger” and songwriter Doug Hazard and local author Peter Hagerty. Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with other writers, musicians and artists.

Friday, January 19, 2018
Taylor Whiteside at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 8-10:30 pm
The musical duo String Equinox , comprised of Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg, will provide the music and calling. The first half hour will be dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance, and neither experience nor a partner is required. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines and enjoy the live music. Adults $8.00.  Kids 6-18 $5.00 (5 and under free).  Light refreshments will be available.

String Equinox is comprised of Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg. Beverly sings and plays hammered dulcimer, tsimbl, piano, organ and other keyboards, piano and chromatic button accordions, 6- and 7-string guitars, autoharp, mandolin, bouzouki, pennywhistle, hand percussion, fretted dulcimer, folk harp, concertina, nyckelharpa, tenor banjo, and hurdy-gurdy. Beverly also calls contra dances. Shana is an acoustic multi-instrumentalist, composing, playing, recording and teaching diverse styles from traditional Appalachian, Celtic and New England contradance music to eastern European Klezmer, Balkan, Nordic, bottleneck blues and jazz.

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Women’s March starting at UUFES, Tamworth Village, 11 am – 12:30 pm
This march will start off with music by the Potluck Singers, Dexter Harding, Shana Aisenberg, and potentially others at UUFES.  Hannah writes, “Join us next Sunday for the Tamworth sister march to the global Women’s March movement. We envision a day of brainstorming a better future, with a focus on actions we can take in our own small town to create a more inclusive and equitable future.  We will congregate at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes in Tamworth, and march as a group into Tamworth village. Please park in one of the town lots (behind town offices or next to town hall).  If you have skills or resources to share, please be in touch! Invite your friends!”  Learn more or ask questions on the Facebook event page, or contact Hannah at 914-707-8955 if you want to help out.”

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Shana Aisenberg at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Suitcase Junket at the Tamworth Lyceum, 7 pm
Morgen writes, “Matt Lorenz as The Suitcase Junket returns to the Tamworth Lyceum with his bones, throat singing and soulful original music.  PLEASE check him out, he is so incredibly good… The last time he played the Lyceum was one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended.”  The Boston Globe writes, “Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick,  but Amherst’s Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art[…]The songs are what you remember.”  Tickets $20, or dinner and a show $35.  Buy tickets online, or stop into the Lyceum.  They’re no longer accepting ticket purchases over the phone.

Friday, January 26, 2018
Tim Hazelton & David Young at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2018
David Wax Museum at Three Pork Hill, 7:30-10:30 pm
Here’s your chance to catch a rare, intimate performance by David Wax Museum’s founders, David Wax and partner Suz Slezak. The band has consistently toured through the Seacoast region throughout their 10 years and performs regularly at Prescott Park, but they got their start playing house shows in the area. For this special concert, the duo returns to their acoustic roots and will be playing songs from throughout the band’s catalog.

David Wax Museum is a folk and roots rock band blending traditional Mexican folk music with Americana in what critics have called Mexo-Americana. With NPR hailing them as “pure, irresistible joy” and raves everywhere from SPIN and Entertainment Weekly to the New York Times and The Guardian (which dubbed the music “global crossover at its best”) they’ve toured around the world and have earned invitations to support The Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buena Vista Social Club, and more. http://www.davidwaxmuseum.com/

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:30. Limited space. Reserve your tickets today. Please carpool. BYOB.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Sandwich Rangers at The Arts Center at 12 Main, 7:30 pm
Advice To The Players welcomes The Sandwich Rangers to The Art Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. Lisa Ferguson is a long-time local musician who has played in country bands, folk duos and more recently, Idol Hands.  She released her debut album of originals, Apple Tree, and is now appearing with The Sandwich Rangers, jamming on originals and favorites old and new with Doug Hazard, Dick Hodges, and Jonno Deveneau.  Lisa teaches music in Tamworth and lives with her husband, Jonno, percussionist and harmonica player, and her son in Silver Lake. Doug Hazard, Dangerous Folksinger, often performs at Sandwich’s Corner House, and many other venues. Dick Hodges’ steady beat on the bass underscores the quartet’s vocals and harmonies. An evening with The Sandwich Rangers will warm you up on a cold January night! Come join us for this concert from four lively, talented, and entertaining musicians.  Choose your own ticket price. Your donations support the musicians, the arts, and The Arts Center.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Amy Fairchild at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, February 2, 2018
Brian Hastings at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Tamworth Traditional Arts Fest at the Tamworth Town House, 9 am-2 pm
TTAF was begun for Tamworth’s 250th celebration to commemorate Tamworth’s history of community music and dance, and it is back by popular demand.  The third year of this mini-fest will feature, as in other years, a shape note sing from 9-11 am and a community dance from 12-2 pm above the Tamworth Farmers’ Market.  Shape note singing is an early New England hymn style designed for ease of participation and beloved for its vivid poetry and boisterous sound.  Carly Goss and Chris will be teaching and leading the singing, and all are welcome to join in or just sit and listen.  White Mountain Ceílí Band will be playing lively Irish music for the dance, with Lucy Gatchell calling fun and easy dances.  Come soak up the singing and dancing in this sunny, historic space.  Not handicapped accessible, but we will do our best to help anyone up the stairs.  Choose-your-own admission, all proceeds go to the Arts Council of Tamworth.

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Natalie Hebden at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, February 9, 2018
Paul Hubert at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Doug Hazard at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, February 16, 2018
Tim Hazelton & David Young at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm