The musical group Ashelin is many things to many people—some hear the Isles of Ireland echoing in their breathtaking performances, others hear strong overtones of bluegrass right out of the Kentucky hills, while still more people will tell you Ashelin is Newfoundland folk in its truest form. Whatever brand you come to know Ashelin by, you can be sure that these five sisters serve up some of the tightest harmonies you’re likely to hear anywhere in North America today.
Boston-based musicians Matt and Shannon Heaton will be bringing traditional Irish music, with many vocal numbers accompanied by flute and guitar and some accordion, on Sunday evening, May 18, at the Colebrook Country Club on Route 26 in Colebrook, N.H. The show will start at 7 p.m. and is hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
Arriving like a breath of spring air from Canada’s Maritimes will be a special night of music from Prince Edward Island featuring four of that corner of the globe’s top performers.
Dynamic fiddlers Richard Wood and Cynthia MacLeod, along with PEI troubadours Gordon Belsher and Caroline Bernard, will light up the stage at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook for one show only, on Monday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, tickets are $15 and now on sale at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., in Colebrook, and at the door on the night of the concert.
Colebrook will be treated to one of the classic plays of all-time when the the Colonel Town Players brings Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” to the Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane for one showing on Friday, April 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in grand style at the Colebrook Country Club beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 17, as the region’s largest Celtic ensemble gathers to celebrate the music of the Emerald Isle.
That’s the night that Islay Mist Ceilidh comes to town bringing in its music bag a host of Irish tunes–and then some–with a successive blast of jigs, reels, airs and something new this year, an audience sing-along.
The popular string band Annalivia, tied to both traditional and new acoustic folk music, is coming to the Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane in Colebrook on Friday night, March 7, at 7 p.m.
Brought to the area by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, Annalivia is described as an “American roots and branches string-band” which creates its own brand of new acoustic folk music. Annalivia has been wowing audiences wherever the trio goes. Headliners at numerous music festivals and concert halls, they remain among the most in-demand performers on the Northeast’s folk concert circuit today.
This past week the brand-new stage flooring was being installed at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook, N.H., and later this month it will get a complete workout as one of New England’s top ensembles comes to perform a captivating evening of dance and music.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts brings to Colebrook the Laura Scott Dance Group from Maine. Headed up by Laura Scott, which the Washington Post calls a “Spectacularly nimble and graceful performer” and who has been recognized by the Boston Globe as “a showstopper…enchanting, graceful and high-twirling,” it will be a memorable evening unlike anything which has graced the local stage to date.
The Winter Warmers Concert Series, the annual fundraiser for the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, gets underway on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Colebrook Country Club by saluting the lights of Broadway. “Beloved Broadway” is the theme of the musical showcase being presented by two of the area’s talented musicians, Johanna Schillemat and Sharon Pearson. They expect to bring a few of their talented friends along to shine the light on songs from the Great White Way.
Maine musicians John and Ellen Gawler, and their daughters Molly, Edith and Elsie Gawler, will bring a great night of folk and old-timey music to Colebrook on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Tillotson Center.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts will be hosting this warm family of musicians on a January night as they present an assortment of old and new sounds from many traditions. They accompany their interweaving family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, wooden banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele and piano, as well as a few surprises.
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.