Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Doug writes, “Lend us your ears this Wednesday evening at The Corner House, when I am joined by Gary Cassidy.  Gary’s voice puts a mellow glow on great songs from such writers as Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Hoyt Axton, and himself.  He’ll do “Rollin’ and Tumblin”, playing slide on a resophonic guitar, And then there’s his 5-string guitar and his 3-string self-made cigarbox guitar…Gary’s coming all the way from East Andover.  I’ll be noodling along and just listening to him sing.  Don’t miss this chance to hear him yourself.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Written Word and Song at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 7 pm
Amy writes, “A special evening featuring Tamworth artists sharing their recent work… Bruce Lloyd will share some of his new poems, new songs by Peg Loughran are always a treat, and Matt Doucet will read from his novel It Comes Apart.  PLEASE come perfume-free due to sensitivity of one of our performers.”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
A Night of Music with Two Old Friends at the Conway Public Library, 6:30 pm
Over the centuries immigrants from the British Isles have come to the Americas bringing with them their musical styles and tastes as well as their instruments. With the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, and banjo, Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast sing and play this traditional Celtic music, but they also perform American country music in the way it was conceived in the early twentieth century. Through stories, songs and instrumental melodies, they demonstrate how old time American mountain tunes are often derived directly from the songs of the Irish, yet are influenced by other cultural groups to create a new American sound.   Contact: David Smolen 447-5552.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Writers’ Night at the Effingham Public Library,  7 pm
Writers’ Night at  Effingham Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month with poet, Priscilla Burlingham and music by Mountain Road with Ed & Heidi Fayle, Andy Prill and Peg Loughran.

Mountain Road: the true legend of a new folk band began one enchanted summer evening in South Tamworth, New Hampshire, where Mountain Road ends inside a high river glen. Neighbors who share a farm gathered round a campfire to sing and play beneath the starlit sky. Their harmonies with guitar and harmonica came out nearly sweet as maple in a pie. Sometime later, they heard a banjo player down in town, and asked that lady picker to join them, too. Now there’s a new band around called Mountain Road. They’ll sing and play folk songs for you. People smile as they listen to Andy Prill, Peg Lochran, Heidi Fayle, and Ed Fayle perform acoustic numbers. You’d never have imagined a farmer, baker, artist, and teacher could sing and play with such contagious pleasure. And they wouldn’t even mind if you came to hear them, not at all, when you got the chance.

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, April 20, 2018
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, April 22, 2018
AJ Kinnaman at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
AJ writes that he will be “playing a set of bluesy folk and the Real Folk Blues, with guests Larry Ferrnald on Bass and Amelia Burgress on harmonica.”

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Camerata New England at a private home, Silver Lake, 4 pm
Mountain Top Music writes, “A dynamic group of chamber musicians based in Hanover, NH, will perform three vibrant and engaging classical pieces by Shostakovich, Dvorak and Elgar. Camerata New England concerts are known for their quality, power, and beauty – and the performers, including strings and piano, are known for their expertise, their musicality, and their gift for bringing audiences closer to the heart of extraordinary classical music. At a mountaintop home in Silver Lake. ($35/person.)” Purchase tickets online here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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, April 27, 2018
Tim Hazelton & David Young at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018
John Irish at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, May 2, 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, May 4, 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, May 4, 2018
Jill Ducsai at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, May 5, 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.”

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Eric Ray at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, May 9, 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, May 11, 2018
Tom Fleischmann, Hans & Georgia Stafford at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Judith Owen featuring Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo at the Preserve at Chocorua, 7:30-10 pm
The closing Gala for Wet Paint II. The concert is preceded by an art show from 5:00pm – 7:00pm featuring all the paintings done that week here in Tamworth which is free and open to the public.

This firebrand singer-songwriter and pianist is currently riding the wave of a tremendous couple of years. Her previous album Somebody’s Child was adored by critics around the world – The Sunday Times UK chose it as one of the best records of 2016 and Analog Planet said that it “sparkles with Owen’s witty energy” and noting that “the songs will stay with you long after the record ends”.  Her live performances, whether as a headliner or as the handpicked opening act for Bryan Ferry’s recent tours of Europe and North America, have been wowing listeners and gaining fans like fellow artist Jackson Browne, who said of Owen’s onstage prowess: “It’s a masterclass on how a show should be done.”

Appearing with the legendary bassist Leland Sklarr, (James Taylor, Phil Collins, Jackson Browne, Carol King, George Strait and many more!) and percussionist Pedro Segundo. Tickets are 25.00, available online.

Saturday, May 12, 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.

Calling will be by Eric Rollnick, longtime dance caller of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond.

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.

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.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Tom Fleischmann & Hans Stafford at the Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Monday, May 14, 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.