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

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Carolyn Ramsey at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Song Circle in The Other Store Barn, 1:30 pm
The song circle following the Lyceum show has moved to the barn for June, possibly for the summer if the timing can be worked out.  All are welcome!

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at The Preserve at Chocorua, 8 pm
Arts Council of Tamworth celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Choose-Your-Own Ticket Price concert featuring long-time community favorites Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem on Father’s Day. A farm-to-table BBQ fundraiser precedes the show.

Harmony, rhythm, indelible songs – these are the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, the New England based folk quartet. From the Newport Folk Festival to the California World Music Festival and beyond, this band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed.

“They were chosen unanimously as the perfect artists to help us celebrate our half-century,” says Board President Courtney Spalding-Mayer. “They are long-time community favorites, having worked with kids through our residency program at the K.A. Brett School, and embody our values to help inspire and empower through art in all its forms. We hope everyone can come celebrate, enjoy the show, and launch us forward for another 50 years!”

Tickets are “Choose-Your-Own” Ticket Price in an effort to make this family-friendly event affordable to all. With a ticket purchase at the $50 level ($25 for youth), community members can also enjoy a farm-to-table BBQ dinner before the show at 7pm. Wine and beer included.  Vegetarian dinner options available. Tickets for the show and BBQ can be purchased online at www.artstamworth.org/up-next or at the door.

It’s all happening under the spectacular new Sperry sailcloth tent at The Preserve at Chocorua (88 Philbrick Neighborhood Road in Tamworth) with support from The Other Store, ArtWorks, Showcase Events Rentals & Planning, Sunnyfield Bakery, Tamworth Farmers’ Market, Tamworth History Center, Tamworth Wireless, The Friends of Cook Memorial Library, and the World Fellowship Center.

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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Sam Tracey at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-8:30
Roger Sorlien writes, “Yes indeed folks, June is the “month of the Sam” at the pub on Wednesday nights. She’s been storing up great material in anticipation and will be running the show for the whole month. This is going to be a blast.”

Thursday, June 21 – Thursday, June 28, 2018
Early Music Week at World Fellowship Center, Albany
Music is an art of change – sounds progress and evolve through time; themes are mutated, elaborated, and fragmented; and the beauty of the art form itself works a change in our souls. This season we explore all the ways that transformation affects music: songs turn into dances, chants turn into secular pieces or popular songs turn into devotional works; a simple piece becomes a virtuoso showpiece through the application of ornamentation; a melody is borrowed from one tradition and transformed into something completely different by another culture. Stories and songs about change and transformation are very common from Greek mythology through religious mysticism, with the magical miracles of the Cantigas de Santa Maria being merely one example.

At World Fellowship’s Early Music Week, 2018, we will explore this fruitful and multifaceted perspective on the performing arts with the help of our talented and energetic faculty, inspired by the breath-taking natural surroundings of Mount Chocorua and Whitton Pond, and sustained by the garden-fresh organic vegetables on our dinner plates.  This year’s faculty includes Héloïse Degrugillier, recorder, Pamela Dellal, voice, Jane Hershey, viol, Anne Legêne, viol, Ken Pierce, historical dance, Roy Sansom, recorder, Josh Schreiber Shalem, viols and FeldenkraisTM body work, and Larry Wallach, keyboard. Join us and be transformed!

This event is targeted towards out-of-towners, but locals are welcome.  The week’s program costs $300, with some scholarships available, but individual events are open to the public and are priced individually.  Contact World Fellowship for more info at 447-2280.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Writers’ Night at the Effingham Public Library,  7 pm
With the turning of the season to summer and in celebration of the solstice, join us for Celtic singer songwriter, Kyle Carey and poetry by Ed Pacht.  Come just to listen, or bring your own writing or acoustic music to share. 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

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Lisa  Ferguson and Jono Deveneau at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018
The Peregrine Players at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
Early Music Week faculty perform!

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Song Circle in The Other Store Barn, 1:30 pm
The song circle following the Lyceum show has moved to the barn for June, possible for the summer if the timing can be worked out.  All are welcome!

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Walter Parks at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “‘Walter Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart as well as get you dancing. Lyrical and political, personal and otherworldly at the same time, transcendent as well as down to earth, Walter is a musical treasure, an artist of the highest caliber. To hear him is to be lifted into a mystical sphere. I adore him./ – Judy Collins

“Having toured for 10 years with Woodstock legend Richie Havens and the found of the swamp blues outfit Swamp Cabbage, Walter learned the importance of delivering songs with relevant stories. Walter now lives in New York but he grew up in Florida and after Richie’s passing he started researching music that was made in the Okefinokee Swamp near where he grew up, from Smithsonian Archives. He is presenting re-imagined arrangements of this southeast Georgia swamp music, originals and some Richie Havens songs in his new show.

“A listen to Parks’ soulful Americana rock is to be immersed in warm guitar melodies, smoky vocals and troubadour narratives that gather strength with age.” ‘ WNYC  www.walterparks.com  Tickets $15.00 in Advance / $20.00 D.O.S.”

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Program Notes Live! at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
Early Music Week faculty talk through selected works from Saturday’s concert, sharing their understanding of backgrounds, contexts, and musical processes, as well as their insights into how to bring early music alive.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Emancipating the Bass! at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
An entertaining look at the golden century and some in which continuo and brilliant accompaniment flourished. Lecture and audio presentation by Christopher Greenleaf, co-founder of Early Music Week.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Sam Tracey at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-8:30
Roger Sorlien writes, “Yes indeed folks, June is the “month of the Sam” at the pub on Wednesday nights. She’s been storing up great material in anticipation and will be running the show for the whole month. This is going to be a blast.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
English Country Dance at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
Early Music Week faculty play – All dances taught by experienced caller.

Friday, June 29, 2018
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, June 29, 2018
Donkilo! at Mead Base, 7 pm
Noelle writes, “‘World-renowned Afro-jazz orchestra Donkilo! opens the 2018 Music at Mead series on June 29, 7 pm, in Center Sandwich. This distinctly new fusion of jazz, funk and Afrobeat gets folks out of their seat and dancing in the aisles.  Donkilo! blends traditional African instruments like the Fula flute, 10-string kamalen’goni and djembe, with guitar, bass, sax, drums and keyboards — creating a sound that is fresh and daring. Dave Kobrensk engages the audience with stories of his travels in Africa working with native musicians and how he blends that musical heritage with American Jazz. This concert is very family friendly, so bring the kids and grandkids along!  Donkilo! features the region’s top musicians including: Randy Roos on guitar, Jared Steer on drums, Mike Rossi on bass, Jon Lorentz on saxophone, Tom Robinson on keyboards, and Dave Kobrenski on Fula flute, Kamalen’goni, and djembe.

“In partnership with the Friends of Mead Base, these concerts, coordinated by Sandwich’s NH Independent School of Music, helps fund ongoing programs at Mead Base. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased online below. $5 outdoor tickets available at the door. Kids’ outdoor tickets are $2 and $10 for seats inside. Space is limited. BYOB. Mead Base, 517 Diamond Ledge Road, Center Sandwich.  You can buy tickets online at: https://www.nhisom.org/concerts/tickets.html or ring the School at 603-284-6550 to reserve your seat!”

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Taylor Whiteside at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Sunday, July 1, 2018
TBA at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Song Circle in The Other Store Barn, 1:30 pm
The song circle following the Lyceum show has moved to the barn for June, possible for the summer if the timing can be worked out.  All are welcome!

Sunday, July 1, 2018
The Jonathan Sarty Band at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Classic rock and country.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Heather Pierson Benefit Concert at the Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, 8 pm
A benefit concert for Mountain Top Music Center.  They write, “The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – with Shawn Nadeau on bass and Davy Sturtevant on strings and brass – has been touring the national folk music scene since their debut in 2014. Their latest CD, *Singin’*, debuted on the Folk radio charts at #1. *Singin’* is a document of ten originals and two classics, spanning from them streets of New Orleans to the valleys of Appalachia, and it features Heather’s multi-genre songwriting, their intricate instrumental arrangements, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. She is a local treasure and a national troubadour.”  Visit Stone Mountain’s website for tickets, directions, and more info.

Friday, July 6, 2018
First Friday Faculty and Friends at the Brown Church, Conway Village, 12 pm
Featuring Mike Sakash and friends.  Mountain Top writes, “Mike is the music director at Fryeburg Academy and a frequent performer on the New England jazz scene. His summer series of jazz history lectures is one of Mountain Top’s most popular offerings, and his holiday home concerts with pianist Tom Snow are regular sellouts. Mike was named 2017 Maine Music Teacher of the Year.  At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to the Majestic renovation are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend! (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)”

Friday, July 6, 2018
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Mitch Alden at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Contra dance at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
White Mountain Ceilí Band is Dexter Harding on tenor banjo, Fiona Howell on flute, Siena Kaplan-Thompson on fiddle, and Mike Levine on guitar and concertina. They play Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton instrumental music with warmth and joy. Lucy Gatchell will call and teach dances.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
TBA at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Song Circle in The Other Store Barn, 1:30 pm
The song circle following the Lyceum show has moved to the barn for June, possible for the summer if the timing can be worked out.  All are welcome!

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Natalie and the Nightcaps at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Folk trio.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Paul Sanchez at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “We are pleased to welcome Paul back to The Barn in 2018.  We worked together back in my Artist Management days, and he was the first show we ever presented here at The Farmstand. Fans may know native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez as a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he has 11 albums; for his role in the HBO series Treme where he played himself; or as the creative force behind the musical Nine Lives, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Dan Baum. Nine Lives follows the lives of nine people in New Orleans from 1965 (the year Hurricane Betsy ravaged the city) through 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina) and beyond.  Paul Sanchez transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling – at once powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful.  www.paulsanchez.com  Tickets $15.00 in advance / $20.00 D.O.S.”

Sunday, July 8 – Sunday, July 15, 2018
Dance in the Round at World Fellowship Center, Albany
In Dance In The Round (DITR), choreographer/dancer Parijat Desai teaches Garba and Raas—circle dances that originate in Gujarat, India, and that are played across the global South Asian diaspora. She offers this fun, inclusive workshop to people of all levels/abilities as a way to experience collective movement and rhythm. Garba and Raas are usually played during the fall Navratri season—nine nights of dance and community. Parijat created DITR as a way to share these dances outside this cultural context. Parijat, assisted by co-teacher and fellow dancer Aditi Dhruv, will begin with a warm-up, break down several basic Garba steps, and guide participants into traveling those steps around the circle. We’ll even try out concentric circles and playing Raas with partners. In the deeply human experience of dancing in a circle, we find connection to one another and individual freedom inside an organic group.

Friday, July 13, 2018
Brian Hastings at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, July 14, 2018
White Mountain Ceili Band at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, July 14, 2018
John Davidson at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “A rare Saturday night show for us. This one is a 50th Anniversary Celebration / benefit for both the Chocorua Lake Conservancy and Arts Tamworth. Who is John Davidson?  Well….it has been quite a journey as this wholesome all-American boy has grown into a crazy old liberal! American audiences probably know him best as the TV host of The Hollywood Squares, and That’s Incredible! , as well as the guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (80 evenings, more than any other singer). Remember when he co-starred with Sally field in the TV series The Girl With Something Extra?

“Can you believe it? Over 50 years ago, John graduated with a B.A. from the theater arts department at Denison University and arrived on Broadway where he debuted in Foxy, starring Burt Lahr. later he would star in State Fair and win a Theater Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! He went on to tour the US in multiple Broadway musicals.  (He really can’t remember how many. Really.)  TV producer Bob Banner molded John’s career by casting him in (his TV debut) in The Fantasticks. He then hosted his own daytime talk show, too many beauty pageants, the Tom Jones summer replacement series, as well as The Kraft Summer Music Hall with regulars George Carlin, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor.  Banner was also responsible for 13 Columbia Records albums.  So, why not a hit record? Hello?

“Along the way, John and his wife, Rhonda created the geography card game BORDERLINE USA and he wrote a book and a play, John played The Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked, and most recently, John has been entertaining America as a traveling troubadour/singer/songwriter/storyteller with his original songs, his jokes, his guitar, and his backup singers, THE INFLATABLES!  So, is he a comedian, an author, an actor, a musician, a TV host, a singer, an entertainer, or just an old friend that you just can’t seem to get rid of? https://www.johndavidson.com/ Tickets $25.00 adv, / $30.00 day of show.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 7:30-10 pm
Hannah writes, “Come on out to our Second Saturday Contra Dance, held 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.”

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Contra dance at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
Contra Dance at World Fellowship Center with String Equinox, featuring the wonderful, high energy piano and fiddle of Beverly Woods and Shana Aisenberg, with special guest fiddler Gale Johnsen.

During the 1970s Beverly played guitar and hammered dulcimer with a group of musicians based in the Franconia area. Once they began playing for dances, the music came alive in a new way. Live music and dance have pulsed through her life ever since. Beverly began calling dances about 10 years ago, and especially enjoys working with people who have never danced contras before, joyfully swinging their partners by the end of the evening.

Shana played guitar for her first contra dance in 1977 in Philadelphia, and has enjoyed playing in contra dance bands since. During the 1980s – 1990s she played guitar and mandolin with various contra dance bands in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC, developing a deep interest in Southern Appalachian fiddle music while living in that area.  While playing fiddle with Lester Bradley for a few years, Shana was inspired to learn a few of Lester’s traditional singing square dance calls, and is especially interested in carrying on this tradition.

Gale Johnsen has played fiddle with contradance bands in Maine in NH, and loves playing for dances. Gale often joins with String Equinox for a rich twin fiddle sound.

Besides their involvement with dance music, Shana and Beverly are both multi-instrumentalists, composers and songwriters, and they have played together as String Equinox for 20 years. You can find out more about their duo at http://stringequinox.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018
TBA at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Song Circle in The Other Store Barn, 1:30 pm
The song circle following the Lyceum show has moved to the barn for June, possible for the summer if the timing can be worked out.  All are welcome!

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Dennis & Davy at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Celtic Rock.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Monday, July, 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.