Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Don writes, “Sandwich’s Dangerous Folksinger Doug Hazard takes over hosting duties for this Wednesday night’s (May 23) Pub music at the Corner House.  Joining Dangerous Doug will be the equally dynamic duo of singer-songwriter Lisa Ferguson on guitar and Jon Deveneux on percussion.  Lisa, Jon and Doug will be conjuring up some great tunes in the Pub … We hope you can join us!”

Friday, May 25, 2018
Taylor Whiteside at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Chris Nourse and Amy Berrier at Beth’s Cafe, Bridgeton, 5-6:30 pm
Tamworth musicians Chris Nourse and Amy Berrier will perform a dinner concert featuring an eclectic selection of duets for violin and viola, including a lovely Beethoven sonata, music from Mozart’s Magic Flute, a Romance by the lyrical Canadian composer Jordan Grigg, three pieces by local composer Ken Turley, a suite by Peter Schickele, and more. Beth’s Café, located at 108 Main Street in Bridgeton, offers a full dinner menu, which can be enjoyed along with these musical delights for a spring evening. Call 207-647-5211 for reservations.  Cost for the concert is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Contra Dance at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, 7-10 pm
The The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.). The White Mountain Ceili Band will be the band for the dance providing their usual energetic mixture of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle tunes. Playing local coffee houses, taverns and dances as far away as Portland, this band can be heard every Wednesday at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. Three members, Fiona Howell (flute), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) and Dexter Harding (banjo) hail from Tamworth while rhythm guitar master Mike Levine makes the trip from Bartlett. Check them out at whitemountainceiliband.com.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Doo Wop Benefit Concert at Inter-Lakes High School, Meredith, 7:45 pm
Memorial Day Weekend “Doo Wop” Concert for the benefit of Camp Resilience.  Temple B’nai Israel of Laconia presents two of New England’s best Doo Wop groups, The Bel Airs and Lee Lewis and the All Stars, at the Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Tickets are $27.50. Complimentary snacks and desserts can be enjoyed starting at 7:00 P.M. Tickets and information available at WWW.TBINH.ORG.

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Stacey Kelleher at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, May 30, 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, June 1, 2018
First Friday Faculty and Friends at the Brown Church, Conway Village, 12 pm
Mountain Top writes, “Mountain Top string teacher Chris Nourse, with admin Kate Vachon and orchestra member Amy Berrier, play duets (and maybe a trio) for lunchtime…The concert is free, but donations to the Majestic renovation are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)”

Friday, June 1, 2018
Audrey Drake at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, June 2, 2018
John Davidson at the Sandwich Town Hall, 7 pm
Tom Bartlett writes, “John Davidson (Yes, THE John Davidson!) will be putting on a one man show…  Tickets are $10 at the door, and all of the proceeds will go to the town library.  John and his wife Rhonda recently moved to Sandwich.  John is a wonderful and many faceted performer in television, movies, and the Broadway stage.  Here’s a Wikipedia link.  I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Corner House last Friday! … Really, really nice guy!”

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sonatas for Spring at the Little White Church, Eaton, 7 pm
Featuring Aaron Pettengill on violin and George Wiese on piano, performing Beethoven and Schumann sonatas. Students 18 and under are free (students should call 603 447 4737 to reserve a seat).  This concert, and other Mountain Top concerts, provide unique opportunities to listen to top quality performers in intimate settings, followed by time to enjoy refreshments and discussions with the musicians and other listeners. Attendance at these concerts helps lower the costs of lessons, widening opportunities for people of all ages to study and enjoy music at our local community music school, Mountain Top Music Center in Conway village.

Sunday, June 3, 2018
White Mountain Ceili Band at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Guy Van Duser & Billy NovickThe Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “Guy and Billy were one of our most popular shows at the Eagle Mountain House. Doors are at 6:00pm, with food available for purchase, music starts at 7:00, and it’s BYOB. Tickets are 20.00 and available at thefarmstand.net. Together as a duo for more than thirty years — longer than most marriages — Guy and Billy have performed in concerts, clubs and festivals all over North America and Europe. They have also been heard on the Prairie Home Companion show, NPR’s All Things Considered, and any number of film and television soundtracks.

“Their unique and stunning swing-jazz music has been described as “Elegant.” “Riveting.” “Soulful.” “Classic mastery.” They have a musical telepathy and understanding that has been honed by playing together for so long, a rhythmic drive that doesn’t quit and a thorough mastery of their instruments. Add to all of this their relaxed and engaging stage manner, and you will be treated to a joyously entertaining and musically enchanting show that, indeed, has already stood the test of time.  A couple videos.  Some quotes:  “…two elegant gents of the swing music world.” GARRISON KEILLOR, PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION.  “They’ll stun you with the mastery of their playing.” BIRMINGHAM, AL NEWS. “Riveting echoes of an earlier jazz era.” WASHINGTON POST.“

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Lowland HumThree Pork Hill, 7-9:30 pm
Three Pork Hill writes, “Next up at Three Pork Hill . . . . a mellow Sunday evening set with Lowland Hum. Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, Virginia, made up of husband/wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans. The band’s songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Lowland Hum’s engaging performance style is a seamless blend of vulnerability and comedy, paving the way for moments of intimate connection and levity alike. In early 2017 Lowland Hum released Thin, their third full-length studio album and took their new songs on the road for a nationwide headline album release tour; sharing the stage with Josh Ritter and Jesca Hoop along the way. In the fall of 2017, they released an EP of b-sides from the Thin sessions and, after supporting Penny & Sparrow on a national US tour, embarked on a six-week European tour. In November of 2017 they released Songs for Christmas Time, a collection of retooled Christmas classics, garnering high praise and top reviews from the Huffington Post, the LA Times, Paste Magazine and others. In the first months of 2018, the band has been touring the US as support for The Oh Hellos’ national album release tour. The Band’s recordings are becoming regular fixtures of curated playlists on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, where their following is steadily growing.

“Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30.  Limited space. First come, first served. Please carpool.  $10-20 sliding scale suggested donation at the door. BYOB. Fun to be had. Join us!”

Friday, June 8, 2018
Peter Lawlor at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Open Mic at the Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7-10 pm
Advice to the Players writes, “Open to musicians, storytellers, poets, performers! Bring your talents and share them with us.  Please let Jan Goldman know, by email, if you’d like a spot in the lineup:  janlgoldman@juno.com.  Please feel free to bring friends. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. Adult beverages are allowed. We will definitely be passing our special Open Mic Jar for donations to help keep this beautiful performance space open and Advice To The Players performing.  We hope you can join us on May 5 for another great evening of music. See you there.”

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 7:30-10 pm
The Tamworth Outing Club writes, “This dance is the first in a new season of monthly contra dances to be had on the second Saturday each month at the Tamworth Town House! As always, dancers of all levels are welcome! We promote a welcoming environment for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

“Come help us kick off this new year-round, monthly dance schedule! The more dancers we have, the more fun we have, and the more money we can raise for the Tamworth Outing Club. Invite friends! Admission to dances is $7 for adults and $3 for children. This month’s co-sponsor/dance partner is the Tamworth Farmers’ Market.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Handel & Hayden Orchestra Concert, 7:30 pm
Featuring the Mountain Top Community Orchestra with Maestro George Wiese conducting. The Mount Washington Valley Choral Society will join the orchestra for a portion of the concert. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted at the door. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family. Funds raised by this concert cover orchestra music purchases and keep participation free for orchestra members

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Tom Bartlett at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Friday, June 15, 2018
White Mountain Ceili Band at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Paul Hubert at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Monday,June 18, 2018
Song Circle at the Chocorua Public Library, 7-8:30 pm
The Chocorua Public Library will host a monthly Song Circle on the 3rd Monday of every month. Bring your acoustic instrument and voice, and come share music.  People of all abilities are welcome. You can contact the library with any questions, at 603-323-8610.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Writers’ Night at the Effingham Public Library,  7 pm
Singer/songwriter Kyle Carey and poet Ed Pacht.  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 are followed by an open mic opportunity for others to share a piece of original writing or acoustic music (up to 5 minutes).  Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with other writers, musicians and artists.  Free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Katie McCarthy, 651-9796 or check the library website.

Friday, June 22, 2018
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Red Bird at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30