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Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • $28
  •     Tickets    
    or $32 at the door

MEDIAEVAL BAEBES

Call in your reservations for our September 15 show with The Mediaeval Baebes to 401-725-9272.

The allure is undeniable... Seven talented, attractive women breathe renewed life into the rich texts of medieval songs and poetry and their hauntingly beautiful music captures the imagination and devotion of modern audiences. They are the Mediaeval Babes and they have performed before enthusiastic audiences in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Sourcing lyrics from mediaeval and romantic texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and folk instruments, while singing in an impressive array of obscure and ancient languages, the Baebes offer a beguiling musical beauty and outstanding talent. Yet their music defies any traditional classification and people of all ages, backgrounds and musical tastes have become fans of the Baebes. Originally formed in 1996, the all-female Mediaeval Baebes lineup has evolved over the years and currently consists of musical director Katharine Blake, Marie Findley, Sophia Halberstam, Anna Pool, Josephine Ravenheart, Sophie Ramsay and Kathleen Ross. The Baebes sing in a variety of medieval languages including French, Spanish, English, Italian, Gaelic, and Swedish. Their original music evokes an earlier time, but is accessible to a modern audience as the medieval themes of nature, the life cycle, love and longing are as relevant in 2018 as they were in 1418. Their first album, "Salva Nos," became Virgin Classics' fastest selling debut album. Their 1998 follow-up, "Worldes Blysse," blazed to number one in the Classical charts and their contribution to the BBC production of "The Virgin Queen" resulted in a 2007 Ivor Novello award for best television soundtrack. Their most recent album, “Victoriana,” is a compilation of musical arrangements from their collection which are poems by Victorian writers inspired by the Mediaeval period. The album also features the Emmy-nominated theme tune from the ITV drama, ‘Victoria.’ Don't miss their first return visit in five years!

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

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $20 at the door

THE YVES LAMBERT TRIO

Call in your reservations for our September 16 show with The Yves Lambert Trio to 401-725-9272.

Yves Lambert is one of the most influential players in the revival of Quebecois traditional roots music. In 1976 he was one of the founding members of La Bottine Souriante and for 25 years led the band to world renown. The Yves Lambert Trio showcases the unique connection between maturity and youth by creating a new world of poetry and celebration. Yves Lambert’s charisma and talent, coupled with Tommy Gauthier and Olivier Rondeau’s virtuosity and passion, the nuances of their arrangements and their distinctive harmonies make this trio a one-of-a-kind musical experience. By reviving undiscovered songs and adding their own brand of energy, multicultural ambiance and colorful arrangements, there’s really nothing quite like the Yves Lambert Trio!

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

Saturday, October 06, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $18 at the door

NORTH SEA GAS

Call in your reservations for our October 6 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 36 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 14th 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 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • $16
  •     Tickets    
    or $18 at the door

BOHEMIAN QUARTET

Call in your reservations for our October 13 show with Bohemian Quartet to 401-725-9272.

The mission of keeping a rare musical flame alight is a noble and often challenging one, but the Bohemian Quartet is more than up to the task. In this case, the acclaimed Rhode Island-based ensemble featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the "Romani" or "Gypsy" tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. The Bohemian Quartet was formed in 2005. Violinist Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded and ambitious friends: Christine Harrington on cello, Nancy Richardson on viola, and Dave Zinno on upright bass. Together, they've made a commitment to the genre, and aspired to performing it with both reverence and adventure. Indeed, like every good curator, the ensemble embraces tradition, and still wanders off in newer, unpredictable directions. The name "Bohemian Quartet" was borrowed from the original Bohemian Quartet (also known as the Czech Quartet after 1918), a string quartet of international repute that was founded in 1891 and disbanded in 1934. Both groups share a passion for the deep-rooted authenticity of the Romani tradition, as well as the ability to play that historic repertoire with extraordinary joie de vivre. Their third CD project "For You" was released at Blackstone River Theatre last year. 

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
  • $20
  • Tickets

BRENDA BENNETT - CD release!

Call in your reservations for our October 27 show with Brenda Bennett to 401-725-9272.

Blackstone River Theatre is thrilled to host a CD release concert for the amazing Brenda Bennett! Yes, the Brenda Bennett from Ken Lyon and Tombstone, the Brenda Bennett from Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6, and the Brenda Bennett who created the beautiful "A Capella" album which was also released at Blackstone River Theatre, and the Brenda Bennett who was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014! More details coming soon ...

Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 8:00 PM
  • $18
  •     Tickets    
    or $22 at the door

Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block and Keith Murphy

Call in your reservations for our November 3 show with Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block, and Keith Murphy to 401-725-9272.

Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is a performer, teacher and composer whose career spans over two decades. Her style fuses influences from Scotland and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. Cassel's music is a blend of the contemporary and traditional, described by the Boston Globe as "exuberant and rhythmic, somehow wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness." Cassel's latest release, "Trip to Walden Pond," features traditional Scottish and Cape Breton tunes and seventeen new pieces composed in the Scottish idiom. While her lively style is very much evident, this new album carries a deep, soulful sound with songs of celebration and farewell. "Trip to Walden Pond," similar to Cassel's five previous albums, offers arrangements of traditional fiddle music and original tunes that evoke humor and heart. This latest album also includes several compositions penned by Hanneke as commissions to benefit Many Hopes, a children's education nonprofit based in Kenya that she avidly supports. A native of Oregon, Hanneke started out as a Texas-style fiddler and went on to win the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship, which awarded her the opportunity to study with Alasdair Fraser and introduced her to fiddle camps and the folk community, both of which continue to play an integral role in her life. The Hanneke Cassel Band features Mike Block on cello and guitarist/vocalist Keith Murphy. In addition to performing with her own band, Cassel has been featured on PBS with Boston-based fiddle band Childsplay and has performed with Baroque/Celtic group Ensemble Galilei at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Geographic in Washington, D.C. Hanneke and her husband Mike live in Boston and are active within many circles of musicians. Besides their involvement in the Scottish fiddle scene and at Berklee College of Music, they are frequent performers at Club Passim and are rooted in the thriving local music community.

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