Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Don writes, “Doug Hazard continues his December hosting duties of Wednesday night Pub music at the Corner House.  This Wednesday, Doug will be joined by Gary Cassidy.  Gary is an extremely talented musician who comes from a background of country music. In the 70’s and early ’80’s he was part of the folk rock duo Severance & Cassidy, known throughout NH and Vt. for his deep, rich, full-range vocals and his strong bass skills. We’re excited to have Gary teaming up with Doug this Wed. evening!”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Sandwich Singers Christmas Concert at Melvin Village Community Church, 7-8 pm
Peggy writes, “This year we celebrate Christmas, of course, and all kinds of light in the darkness – fires, stars, hope, local talent, welcoming churches – and most of all, the magic of singing together.  Featuring strongly on the program are Silver Lake Singers, solo singers, all our singers, and carol singing with everyone present.”  This concert also features the Melvin Bellringers.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Sweetback Sisters Christmas Singalong Spectacular! at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee 7-10 pm
Proudly presented by the Arts Council of Tamworth, this wildly popular show delivers a veritable explosion of yuletide splendor, complete with trivia, prizes, and, of course, all the holiday tunes you know and love. Year-round, the Sweetback Sisters and their band of brothers wow audiences with their precise, family-style harmonies and blazing instrumentals. For this show, the Queens of Christmastime bring their signature mix of modern nostalgia to a wide array of holiday classics and hidden gems that are sure to get even your scroogiest uncle in a festive spirit. Songbooks and plenty of warm fuzzy feelings provided.

Celebrate Arts Council of Tamworth’s 50th Year and purchase your Very Merry VIP Tickets now.  You will get access to a festive pre-show cocktail hour starting at 5:30pm, reserved seating, first dibs on silent auction items (a great way to round out your holiday shopping), and a chance to meet the band! VIP tickets are $50, general admission is Choose-Your-Own Ticket Price, $5 to $30 for adults, ($0-5 for children). Ticket sales help support free arts workshops and diverse performances in our community.

Arts Council of Tamworth is grateful to these sponsors: The Other Store, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Yankee Smokehouse Restaurant, Paul L. King Surveying, White Mountain Survey & Engineering, Club Motorsports, Emerald Tree Experts, Settlers Green, The Preserve at Chocorua, and Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co.

The Sweetback Sisters will put you in the holiday spirit with enough cheer to take you through the year.  For tickets and info visit artstamworth.org or reach us at artstamworth@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sandwich Singers Christmas Concert at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley, Tamworth, 7-8 pm
Peggy writes, “This year we celebrate Christmas, of course, and all kinds of light in the darkness – fires, stars, hope, local talent, welcoming churches – and most of all, the magic of singing together.  Featuring strongly on the program are Silver Lake Singers, solo singers, all our singers, and carol singing with everyone present.”  This concert also features songs from Lucy Gatchell and Dexter Harding.

Friday, December 15, 2017
Cindy Duchin at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, December 15, 2017
Holiday Concert at the Little White Church, Eaton, 7 pm
Join the community at the Little White Church for a holiday celebration. This year will feature Puckerbrush (Peter Kimball, guitar; Jeanne Loubier, fiddle, mandolin and banjo and Candace Maher, flute, cello and accordion) with some Celtic holiday favorites. The celebration will also include The Promise Singers (all women singing group) from Brownfield, Maine. The Promise Singers have shared their talents with us for the last two years and we are blessed to have them again. The night would not be complete without the beautiful voices of Howard West and Mary Edes sharing their favorite holiday songs. The roof will be joyfully raised with community singing of everybody’s favorite carols. Refreshments will be served at the end of the show. No reservations or tickets necessary. Donations at the door will benefit the Little White Church. All are welcome! For more information call 603-447-2295.

Friday, December 15, 2017
Ben Cosgrove & Mike Cote at Three Pork Hill, Ossipee, 7-10 pm
Three Pork Hill writes, “Join us for a private house concert at Three Pork Hill on Friday, December 15th featuring performances by Ben Cosgrove and Mike Cote! Suggested donation of $10-$25 pp. Doors open at 6:30pm. Listen & watch Ben here.  Listen to Mike here.

“Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose “compelling and beautiful” instrumental music is inspired by landscape, place, and ecology. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental work that straddles a line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and as “compelling and powerful,” all presented with warmth, honesty, and “the easy familiarity of a troubadour.”

“…And don’t forget Mike Cote! Here are some “reviews”  “This music made me feel nothing” -People Magazine. “Stop.” – Scholastic kids magazine.  “I don’t get it… At all”- Sir Paul McCartney. “Mike Cote has such a big head I was too distracted to listen” – Beyonce. “It made me want to die…again”- Jesus.  “AHHHH!!! SLOW DOWN!!!” – Doris-Ann.”

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Jim Norman and James Cleveland at the ATTP Arts Center, Sandwich, 7:30 pm
Advice To The Players presents Jim and James in a Holiday Concert.  Jim Norman is a retired business journalist and author who moved to Sandwich NH from New York City’s East Village. He plays an antique English concertina and has been an active performer of traditional folk, dance and church music for many years, as well as a regular feature around random Salvation Army kettles at Christmastime.   He will be joined by New York college professor James Cleveland, who also teaches fiddle at the Irish Arts Center there. Together they released their first CD,  “Glad Tidings,” a collection of Christmas tunes and Celtic folk pieces in 2014. Their lively, upbeat music will likely set toes tapping, and offers a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season. Admission is by donation; your donations support the artists and The Arts Center. Light refreshments are also available by donation. Bring your family and friends to share in this evening of musical delights.

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Hans Stafford & Tom Fleischmann at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Saturday, December 17, 2017
Music From The Realms of Glory at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity, North Conway, 4 pm
The Mountain Top Community Orchestra presents music of the season by Corelli, Williams, Menotti, Pugh, and local composer Ken Turley. At the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in North Conway. Conducted by Ellen Schwindt. Suggested donation $10/person, $20/family.

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Sandwich Singers Christmas Concert at the Sandwich Methodist Meeting House, 7-8 pm
Peggy writes, “This year we celebrate Christmas, of course, and all kinds of light in the darkness – fires, stars, hope, local talent, welcoming churches – and most of all, the magic of singing together.  Featuring strongly on the program are Silver Lake Singers, solo singers, all our singers, and carol singing with everyone present.”  This concert also features Julia Howell on viola.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Holiday Open House and Potluck at Cook Library, Tamworth Village, 7 pm
Mary writes, “Please come for our annual community gathering! Enjoy a festive and filling potluck meal (bring something to share, or just bring yourself), songs by K.A. Brett chorus and Potluck Singers, plus join in on a community recitation of the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Moore (start memorizing now!).”  There will be some singalong songs of the season.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Doug Hazard 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, December 22, 2017
Tim Hazelton & David Young at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, December 24, 2017
TBA at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Doug Hazard 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, December 29, 2017
Adam Nudd-Homeyer at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm