Just in time for the Christmas season is a new CD recording by a group of performers known collectively as The Fireside Fiddlers. The Fireside Fiddlers Christmas Album, like the group’s first CD released two years ago, is produced as a fund-raiser for the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. On a recent Saturday the seven area fiddlers and their accompanists got together in the Tillotson Center and spent the day recording Christmas favorites, laying down tracks that include such favorites as “Joy To The World,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and a host of other yuletide classics.
Grammy award-winning musician Moya Brennan is on tour in the U.S. with her Christmas show “An Irish Christmas,” and will perform on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. The concert is hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, which has brought numerous award-winning musicians to the North Country.
Two featured performers from the Colonel Town Players—Dennis MacKay and Susan Lahout—are bringing the two-person play “Love Letters” to the Colebrook area on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., in the Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane in Colebrook. The play is sponsored by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts will present Alan Reid and Rob van Sante in their return concert to the region on Wednesday, Oct. 30. These legendary Scottish singers will perform at the Moose Muck Coffee House on Parsons Street in Colebrook, which will prove to be an ideal setting for their “coffee house” balladeer style.
For piano soloist and composer Cody Michaels, “the piano is a way to connect with the mystery of creation and every song is a prayer”. A former US Forest Service ranger and Appalachian Trail caretaker, Cody's unique musical expressions inspire comparisons to the likes of Beethoven, George Winston, Keith Jarrett and Phish's Page McConnell. Also a dynamic storyteller and poet, his mesmerizing performances celebrate natural wonder, simple living, and human potential.
Award-winning Vermont movie director Jay Craven will present his newest film, “Northern Borders,” at a screening at the Rialto Theatre on Main Street in Lancaster on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The movie, filmed primarily in the Northeast Kingdom, is hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Craven will be on hand to introduce the picture and lead a post-film discussion following the screening.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts is sponsoring Camerata New England, a highly esteemed professional chamber ensemble, in its return to the North Country on Saturday, Oct. 5, with a Brahms concert. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. in the Monadnock Congregational Church on Main Street in Colebrook.
The North Country is looking forward to the return of musician April Verch—whose performance at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook on Monday, Sept. 23 marks the third show for Verch in Colebrook in as many years. The upcoming event promises will give her fans a chance to hear the latest tunes from this internationally known Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter.
One of the most highly acclaimed musicians in the world, Alasdair Fraser, is bringing his fiddle and his musical partner, Natalie Haas, with her equally acclaimed cello music, to Colebrook on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. to the Tillotson Center in downtown Colebrook, N.H..
Award-winning Vermont movie director Jay Craven will present his newest film, “Northern Borders,” at a special screening at the Tillotson Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The movie, filmed primarily in the Northeast Kingdom, is hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. Craven will be on hand to introduce the picture and lead a post-film discussion following the screening.