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Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $20 at the door

CORY PESATURO & FRIENDS

Call in your reservations for our September 21 show with Cory Pesaturo & Friends to 401-725-9272.

Three-time world accordion champion and Cumberland, R.I. native Cory Pesaturo is at the forefront of the accordion world, pushing the boundaries of what is possible on the accordion. Pesaturo is the only person to ever win a World Championship on Acoustic, Digital and Jazz Accordion, and the only accordion graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. In 2017, Cory became a Guinness World Record Holder, as RedBull® flew him to Austria to break the Marathon Accordion Record, in which he played for over 32 hours. Cory’s main contribution is his visionary thinking of how the accordion should be used, played, taught, and presented in modern music. This vision led him to give two TED talks, develop his own electric accordion, and make the first ever skinned accordion which includes a symmetric lighting system attached to the keys. Cory returns with several friends performing music from around the world!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • $23
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    or $26 at the door

Väsen – 30th anniversary!

Call in your reservations for our September 22 show with Väsen to 401-725-9272.

The musicians of Väsen take the traditional music of their native Sweden and blend it into a mixture of distinctive rhythms, gorgeous melodies, and unstoppable grooves. Mikail Marin plays viola, Roger Tallroth plays 12-string guitar, and Olov Johansson plays nykelharpa – a bowed, 16-string instrument related to both the hurdy-gurdy and the fiddle and unique to Sweden. In 1990, Olov became world champion of both the modern chromatic and older historical nyckelharpas at the first-ever Nyckelharpa World Championships at Österbybruk, Sweden. The trio has been performing and recording together ever since. On their return to Blackstone River Theatre they will be celebrating their 30th anniversary! 

Väsen is a band people both critics and audiences rave about – mere praise doesn't seem to be enough. According to the Utne Reader, the band "treads an enchanted territory between classical, folk, and pop." National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" put it this way: "The absurdly broad term world music is rendered useless in the face of these musicians who play with such genuine passion and glee that everything on the globe seems to disappear except their hometown fires. This is local music in the best sense of the term – believable, human-scaled, and fluent in the international language of musical interplay." The word väsen has several meanings – spirit, essence, noise. This talented Swedish trio conveys the essence of Swedish traditional music with a joyful noise that is very likely to raise your spirits!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $18 at the door

PETER JANSON and HIROYA TSUKAMOTO

Call in your reservations for our September 28 show with Peter Janson and Hiroya Tsukamoto to 401-725-9272. And don't miss their guitar workshop from 4-6 p.m. Details below!

Peter Janson is an acclaimed award-winning contemporary solo guitarist, touring and recording artist with performances at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, the WUMB Music Festival in Boston, and many other festivals and venues throughout North America. He has had three solo albums in the Top Five of the NAR radio charts and his recordings have over 1.3-million BMI verified broadcasts across all media. In performance, Peter prefers a repertoire that offers variety rather than concentrating on one specific style, and he presents contemporary solo guitar music that reveals his interest in weaving common elements of Jazz, Folk/Traditional, Celtic, European, and improvisational music.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston, "INTEROCEANICO" which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. Hiroya has also released two solo albums, "Heartland" and "Places." Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group. Hiroya has performed, recorded and shared the stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.

Peter and Hiroya will also offer an acoustic guitar workshop for advanced beginner and intermediate guitarists from 4-6:00 p.m. Enjoy a relaxed learning experience as two of the nation’s best acoustic guitarists share their vast knowledge of topics and techniques for steel-string guitar in a two-hour workshop. Cost is $30 … or $40 for both the workshop and evening concert. Maximum 12 students. Finger style and flat-­pickers are welcome. Tab reading or standard notation reading is helpful but not necessary. Register by emailing russell@riverfolk.org

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • $20
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    or $24 at the door

TALISK - Music from Scotland

Call in your reservations for our September 29 show with Talisk to 401-725-9272.

In just five years, the Scottish trio Talisk has stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year both at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a BBC Radio 2 Folk AwardMohsen Amini – the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling signature sound that has effortlessly captivated audiences from the USA to Australia, and throughout the UK. Appearances at world-leading festivals – including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, WOMAD UK, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Celtic Colours, Milwaukee Irish Festival and five successive outings at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections – have amassed a die-hard following, while the world’s folk and world music media have also lauded high credits upon the trio. The release of their hotly anticipated second album, "Beyond," in Oct. 2018 was met with a five-star ‘Top of the World’ review in "Songlines," praising the band as “incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky.” Russell says don't miss this band!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, October 05, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $18 at the door

JENNA MOYNIHAN & MAIRI CHAIMBEUL / TORRIN RYAN

Call in your reservations for our October 5 show with Jenna Moynihan & Màiri Chaimbeul and Torrin Ryan to 401-725-9272.

Blazing a freshly virtuosic trail along Celtic music’s historical transatlantic pathways, U.S. fiddler Jenna Moynihan and Skye harpist Màiri Chaimbeul, both Berklee College graduates and accomplished composers, combine their passion for Scottish and Gaelic tradition with U.S., Irish, Breton and Swedish influences. At once raw and refined, deeply rooted and sparklingly new, their interplay teems with ideas, excitement and creative chemistry. They have performed at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Scots Fiddle Fest in Edinburgh, Brian O'Donovan's St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn, and in France. Their debut album, One Two was released in 2017.

Torrin Ryan is from Attleboro, Mass., where he began playing music at a young age and discovered traditional Irish music on the tin whistle at age 9. After hearing the uilleann pipes for the first time, he decided to learn how to play them himself. Since then, Torrin has competed in several Mid-Atlantic Fleadhs where he's won first place on both whistle and pipes. In Ireland, he has won five All-Ireland medals across Tullamore, Derry, and Ennis, and is the 2013 All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs champion. He performs at many sessions in New England, has frequently performed with Pendragon, and in 2018, Torrin was the recipient of a grant from the Southern New England Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program in order for him to teach Irish music and history to several apprentices and further the art of the session in New England. 

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

 

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $20 at the door

NORTH SEA GAS

Call in your reservations for our October 12 show with North Sea Gas to 401-725-9272.

North Sea Gas is a folk band from Scotland who have been performing their blend of poignant and rousing songs and high-energy instrumentals for 38 years. With a combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bodhran and bouzouki, complementing strong three-part vocal harmonies and a keen sense of humor, an entertaining evening is always guaranteed. North Sea Gas has now recorded 19 albums and played to audiences all over Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, the U.S. and Canada. This marks their 15th appearance at BRT as they tour behind their newest CD, “When We Go Rolling Home." A previous project, "The Fire And The Passion Of Scotland" won the 2013 Album of the Year award from Celtic Radio in the U.S. as well as first place in the "Jigs and Reels" category for a set of tunes on the album. The band is led by founder Dave Gilfillan on lead vocals, guitar and banjo, well-known for his tongue-in-cheek humor. Ronnie MacDonald on lead and harmony vocals, guitar and bouzouki is joined by Grant Simpson on high-energy fiddle and vocals. 

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $18
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    or $22 at the door

THE WINIFRED HORAN TRIO

Call in your reservations for our October 19 show with The Winifred Horan Trio to 401-725-9272.

The extraordinary Irish fiddler Winifred Horan brings her new trio to Blackstone River Theatre for a lively evening of Celtic music with Dan Faiella on guitar and Utsav Lal on piano. Horan was born in New York City to Irish parents and studied piano and Irish fiddle playing at a young age. She attended the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied classical violin. She has played with multiple orchestras, including the Boston Pops Orchestra, before joining the all-female Celtic music ensemble Cherish the Ladies in 1990. Winifred is best known as co-founder of the Irish super group Solas. Outside of her work with Solas, she is a nine-time champion Irish stepdancer and an All-Ireland fiddle champion, having won an All-Ireland Junior Fiddle Championship at age eleven.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $18
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    or $22 at the door

GENTICORUM

Call in your reservations for our October 26 show with Genticorum to 401-725-9272.

Over the past 19 years the traditional Quebec group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, folk and Celtic music circuit. The band’s six albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the U.S, and Europe and their newest album was just nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards for "Best Ensemble" and “Best Traditional Record.” Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional ‘power trio’ weaves precise and intricate fiddle, flute, and accordion work along with gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion, and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor, and stage presence always makes for an amazing show. Pascal Gemme (fiddle, feet, voice) is widely recognized as a cultural ambassador for Québécois music. Yann Falquet is one of the most active and creative acoustic guitar players in the Québécois and New England music scenes. Since completing a bachelor's degree in jazz, he has developed his own personal guitar style for Québec folk music. Nicholas Williams has developed a reputation as a versatile and sought-after musician in the traditional music scenes of Québec and New England. His rhythmic yet nuanced style of flute playing draws from Irish and Scottish traditions, as well as from his studies of classical North Indian music. 

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, November 02, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $20 at the door

MILE TWELVE

Call in your reservations for our November 2 show with Mile Twelve to 401-725-9272.

Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, City on a Hill. All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. The album title alludes to the idealized imagery of a shining city on a hill – a historical phrase that has often been applied to Boston, where the band got its start. The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals). All are credited as songwriters because everyone in the band helped shape the material throughout the writing and arranging process.  City on a Hill follows multiple IBMA Momentum Awards, presented by the International Bluegrass Music Association to emerging bluegrass artists. Mile Twelve won the band category in 2017. The following year, Keith-Hynes and Benedict secured IBMA Momentum Awards in instrumental categories, while the band earned two major IBMA Award nominations for Emerging Artist and Instrumental Performance of the Year in 2018.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $18 at the door

ROBIN BULLOCK

Call in your reservations for our November 9 show with Robin Bullock to 401-725-9272.

Hailed as a “Celtic guitar god” by Baltimore City Paper and “one of the best folk instrumentalists in the business” by Sing Out! Magazine, Robin Bullock is one of the preeminent acoustic music masters of our time. His virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands, their American descendants, and the masterworks of the Baroque and Renaissance eras into one powerful musical vision. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O’Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of the southern Appalachians and the timeless compositions of Bach, Dowland and Francesco da Milano all find a musical common ground in Robin’s music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on an unforgettable journey into the deep heart’s core and through the music of the spheres. His 15 solo and collaborative recordings range from loving yet innovative interpretations of Celtic tradition, to the beloved carols and hymns of the Christmas season, to deep explorations of J.S. Bach’s incomparable masterpieces, he has taught 22 consecutive years at the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, where he was honored in 2016 with a Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement in musicianship and teaching. (Of the thousand-plus faculty members in the Gathering’s 27-year history, only 23 have received this award to date.)

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $15
  • Tickets

FUZEK-ROSSONI – 30th anniversary

Call in your reservations for our November 16 show with Fuzek-Rossoni to 401-725-9272.

A very popular duo in their day, Fuzek•Rossoni was formed 29 years ago when John Fuzek and Mary Ann Rossoni were simultaneously running ads in the “musicians wanted” classifieds of a local paper. They both were looking for musical partners to perform with. One answered the other’s ad. They met and played music and had a lot in common. The musical chemistry was immediate and they began writing songs. In a few months they released their first recording, “Living with the Fury and the Fire.” This recording and the duo went on to win many awards in the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll of 1990. Together, they created songs that dealt with such issues as relationships, politics and the environment. Tight harmonies and nice blends of both rhythm, lead and fingerstyle acoustic guitar were their trademark. They released a second recording “Waking Up from the American Dream” and also contributed to many compilations and toured extensively around the Northeast. Fuzek-Rossoni were the driving force behind the beginnings of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association and Hear In Rhode Island. After 7 years together they decided to take a break. They remained great friends but musically began to move in different directions. John produced festivals and worked behind the scenes and Mary Ann began a solo career. Today they are both accomplished solo performers. After years of not performing publicly they are back for this 30th anniversary performance.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • $18
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    or $22 at the door

ARCHIE FISHER

Call in your reservations for our November 17 show with Archie Fisher to 401-725-9272.

Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland's foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning "Travelling Folk" show, which he has presented for more than 30 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE, (Distinguished Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth for services to traditional music in 2007. Fisher was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers – Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. Fisher's first self-titled album was recorded in 1968. During the mid-1970s he joined the revived pairing of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. As well as performing as a backing musician and arranger for Makem & Clancy, he also produced a series of albums with them and got involved in record production with the dynamic Scottish band Silly Wizard. His  "Windward Away" release on Red House, a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish Border country, achieved widespread acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2015, seven years in the making, "A Silent Song" finds Archie combining original compositions with his interpretations of classic songs for a wonderful addition to his distinguished catalog.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $26
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    or $30 at the door

EILEEN IVERS BAND

Call in your reservations for our November 23 show with the Eileen Ivers Band to 401-725-9272.

Grammy®-Awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a powerfully beautiful and intensely driving world stage experience. Eileen was the groundbreaking musical star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, and she is one of the most awarded All-Ireland Fiddle and Banjo champions ever. Eileen’s most recent CD, “Beyond the Bog Road,” focuses on the influences of the Celtic tradition on Roots music (bluegrass, French-Canadian, Cajun, Appalachian, Americana) and how the music journeyed on to become a fundamental ingredient of the American Country music tradition. Irish Music Magazine called it “a triumph … a musical Magnus-Opus” and the album reached number one on the Alt-Country Roots Music Chart. Eileen’s new joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connects music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. The ensemble features Matt Mancuso (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet, fiddle), Buddy Connolly (button accordion, whistles, piano, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright and electric bass, baritone sax, vocals), Dave Barckow (lead vocals, percussion, guitar), joining together with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping. Not to be missed!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

 

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • $20
  • Tickets

BRT HOMECOMING CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER

featuring Atwater~Donnelly, Allysen Callery, Cathy Clasper-Torch & Shelley Katsh, Yacouba Diabate, Torrin Ryan, and more to be announced!

Call in your reservations for our November 30 Homecoming concert to 401-725-9272.

With family and friends in town for Thanksgiving, BRT's 20th annual fundraiser will feature some of the best of Rhode Island's homegrown talent as well as others who now live in the Ocean State. Starting at 6:30 p.m. and during intermission, Blackstone River Theatre will also hold a silent auction featuring CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. 100% of the proceeds from both the concert and the silent auction will go to support Blackstone River Theatre's programming and operating expenses. Says BRT executive director Russell Gusetti, "this is not only BRT's one big fundraiser for the year but it also serves as an excellent sampler as audiences get to see seven different acts in one evening, all who will be performing concerts in the coming year.

Featured performers, who are all donating their time, include Atwater~Donnelly who will perform Appalachian, original and Celtic-inspired folk music and clogging, and traditional songs and tunes. Torrin Ryan will play a solo set of traditional Irish music on the uilleann pipes. Cathy Clasper-Torch (fiddle, cello, erhu) and Shelley Katsh (piano, accordion) are drawn to lesser known tunes that were written from the heart and serve to express depth and spirit. These melodies come to life on their new CD, "From the Inside Out." Allysen Callery is an American folksinger from Bristol, RI whose delicate sound has been compared to classic British folk artists like Sandy Denny and Nick Drake. Described as having “preternatural finger-picking ability” Allysen has played SXSW Festival twice, and tours regularly in Europe. Many more to be announced!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  • FREE Admission!

12th annual Holiday Craft Fair and Festival

You are invited to Blackstone River Theatre's 12th annual Holiday Craft Fair and Festival fundraiser! 

Please come out and support BRT programming as well as area craft vendors and home-based businesses while you do your holiday shopping locally! We will have 26 vendors on site between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and the event will also feature continuous live music with Bob Drouin, Russell Gusetti, Ed Sweeney, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Torrin Ryan, The Broad Street Fiddlers and more, plus raffle prizes, a bake sale table, and refreshments. Door prizes will be raffled off from each vendor with the raffle proceeds to benefit BRT's programming. Think out of the box (store!) 

 

Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $30
  •     Tickets    
    or $35 at the door

IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA

Call in your reservations for our December 7 show of Irish Christmas in America to 401-725-9272.

The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish musicians, singers and dancers in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. Produced by fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2019 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley (TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year) along with the vocal talents of Sligo's Niamh Farrell. Also performing will be Grainne Hambly on harp and concertina and Sean Gavin on flute and uilleann pipes, plus special guests! Mac Diarmada enthuses about the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the States. “One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,” says Mac Diarmada. “Music was a way that people stayed close to home.” A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season – Blackstone River Theatre is proud to bring it to you!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM
  • $18
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    or $22 at the door

ÁINE MINOGUE – To Warm a Winter’s Night

Call in your reservations for our December 14 CD release show with Áine Minogue to 401-725-9272.

To Warm a Winter’s Night is a musical celebration of the Celtic mid-winter and Christmas season by acclaimed Irish harpist/singer Áine Minogue. It is a spellbinding journey through Celtic lore and tradition, mixing music and poetry. By turns solemn and joyous, To Warm a Winter’s Night offers an emotional and evocative musical experience that will warm any winter’s eve. As traditional Irish music continues to enjoy phenomenal success both here and in Ireland, Áine Minogue (pronounced On-ya) is an artist who has long explored its themes and who captures its very essence. Her ethereal singing reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology and poetry with a voice undeniably her own. Born in County Tipperary, Áine's family encouraged her to pursue a number of instruments but it was at age 12 that Áine discovered her true love – the harp – which she decided to pursue in lieu of the others. Áine takes this ancient art form, exploring its underpinnings but adding her own creativity to each piece. Áine’s music, in styles including Celtic, World, Folk, Spiritual and New Age, has appeared on compilations for labels such as BMG, Decca, Universal, Virgin Records, Windham Hill and Putumayo. Many of these albums have topped Billboard Magazine’s World, New Age and Classical Charts for months at a time. Her concerts always have an intimate "getting away from it all" feel ... take some time for yourself this holiday season!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $20 at the door

FELLSWATER

Fellswater is a dynamic Celtic music ensemble based out of Boston playing a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Fellswater has delighted audiences at New Hampshire Highland Games (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018), Maine Highland Games (2014, 2017), Colonial Williamsburg (2014 and 2015) and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (2015). The band has released three well-received albums, "Fellswater," in 2010, "Thursday Night," in 2013, and their latest album "Skipping Stones" at Blackstone River Theatre in 2018. Fellswater appeared at the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Aug., 2018. The 8-piece band features Kyle Forsthoff on bodhran and percussion, Elizabeth Ketudat on fiddle, Jim MacConduibh on acoustic bass guitar, Sarah MacConduibh on Irish flute, whistles and fife, Andrew McIntosh on Scottish smallpipes and border pipes, Chris Myers on vocals, guitar, and octave mandolin, Diane Myers on vocals, and David Cabral on cello. 

* All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge.

 

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Private Event

WINTER 2020

Saturday, January 18 – WINDBORNE

Saturday, January 25 – YACOUBA DIABATE / CHRIS MONTI TRIO

Saturday, February 22 – RUNA

Sunday, March 1 – SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN

Friday, March 6 – HIGHTIME

Saturday, April 11 – ATWATER~DONNELLY & THE VOX HUNTERS

Sunday, April 26 – ALASDAIR FRASER and NATALIE HAAS

Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $18 at the door

THE GNOMES

Call in your reservations for our February 1 show with The Gnomes to 401-725-9272.

The Gnomes special brand of World-Folk-Fusion always gets an audience on their feet and dancing! The band features Phil Edmonds, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Mike Fischman, Peter Breen, and Matt Demick. Together they combine their varied musical backgrounds into arrangements that have been described as "exotic, fresh, and unique." Instrumentation includes fiddle, Irish whistles, er-hu, accordion, guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion, keyboard, and vocals. Their spirited music takes you around the world, encompassing Celtic, klezmer, Scandinavian, Carribean, Asian and Latin styles. The Gnomes are 2019 and 2018 Motif Music Award Winners in the World Music category! There will be a short set before The Gnomes play their second set by The Broad Street Fiddlers led by Cathy Clasper-Torch ... Always a great time! 

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • $18
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    or $22 at the door

MARI BLACK and CORY PESATURO – CD release!

Call in your reservations for our February 15 CD release show with Mari Black and Cory Pesaturo to 401-725-9272.

Get ready for an unforgettable night of music as fiddler Mari Black and accordionist Cory Pesaturo team up to present a dynamic exploration of improvisation-driven music from around the globe and celebrate the release of their first duo CD together! You'll be on the edge of your seat as this stunningly virtuosic duo spins together a magical journey featuring rhythmic jazz tunes, fiery klezmer horas, passionate tangos, playful American rags, driving Celtic reels, and more! 

Called “One of the brightest fiddlers around today” by WGBH radio host Brian O’Donovan, multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black has been delighting audiences around the world with her energetic playing, sparkling stage presence, and dazzlingly virtuosic fiddling. Mari made her entrance onto the international stage when she became Scotland’s Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, 2-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and 2-time Canadian Maritime Fiddle champion, all within a three-year period.  

Three-time world accordion champion and Rhode Island native Cory Pesaturo is on the forefront of the accordion world, pushing the boundaries of what is possible on the accordion. Cory is the only person to ever win a World Championship on Acoustic, Digital And Jazz Accordion, and the only accordion graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. In 2017, Cory became a Guinness World Record Holder, as RedBull® flew him to Austria to break the Marathon Accordion Record, in which he played for over 32 hours. Cory’s main contribution is his visionary thinking of how the accordion should be used, played, taught, and presented in modern music. This vision led him to give a TED talk, develop his own electric accordion, and make the first ever skinned accordion which includes a symmetric lighting system attached to the keys. 

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $20 at the door

JAERV – Music from Sweden

The award-winning Swedish quintet Jaerv presents high-energy and heartfelt folk music with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a vivid and distinct sound which has established Jaerv on the folk and world music scenes. Rooted in several musical traditions, Jaerv offers a captivating stage performance where five-part vocals blend in with energetic instrumentals and free improvisations. Jaerv has toured the U.S., Japan, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, Finland and Norway among other countries. Their new and critically acclaimed album is "Under den linden."

* All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • $16
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    or $18 at the door

MATTHEW BYRNE

Call in your reservations for our March 8, 2020 show with Matthew Byrne to 401-725-9272.

Storytelling through song is a fundamental duty of traditional music and Matthew Byrne does this brilliantly with his latest recording, "Horizon Lines." Byrne was born into a family of Newfoundland music makers and this newest collection of traditional material explores a unique repertoire of songs from both sides of the Atlantic continuing Byrne’s journey through his musical lineage. This tradition thrives on the song – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and Byrne's music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements. Since bursting on to the trad scene in 2010 with his debut recording, “Ballads," Matthew has swiftly earned his place as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices backed by his masterful guitar playing. Byrne’s second solo CD "Hearts & Heroes” won “Traditional Album of the Year” at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards. "Horizon Lines" - a collection of traditional material from both sides of the Atlantic that continues Byrne’s journey through his own unique musical lineage, won Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Having received this distinction for a second time, Matthew Byrne continues to establish himself as one of today’s most authentic and vital traditional voices.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge