Calling it “our most ambitious show yet,” the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts has booked one of the world’s top Scottish pipes and drums bands–Albannach–for an outdoor show at the new Arts Center on Route 3 in Columbia.
Fiddle, guitar, and bass—it’s a combination as old as the hills. But follow this trio of Jason Anick, Max O’Rourke and Greg Loughman into those hills, and you’ll find yourself taking unexpected turns and discovering vistas you never knew were out there. It’s a new brand of acoustic music they make—traditional instrumentation spinning ear-catching melodies, channeling the wit and spontaneity of three irrepressible musical storytellers.
“We are proud to announce our first concert of the season at our new Arts Center,” said Great North Woods Committee for the Arts President Charlie Jordan. “It all gets underway at 7 p.m., on Friday, May 10 when the GNWCA hosts the dynamic trio of the Kolodners and Rachel Eddy at the Great North Woods Center for the Arts on Route 3 in Columbia.
If you enjoy retro-Rock music from the 1960s and ’70s and like to dance, the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts invites you to the Colebrook Country Club on Saturday, April 20. That night local favorites Rock On will be turning out the hits from yesterday.
The musical partnership between consummate top Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and dynamic Californian cellist Natalie Haas returns to the North Country at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, when the duo performs in concert at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster.
For over a decade now, Searson has toured the world with a unique blend of high-energy fiddling, passionate vocals and intricate step dancing. The band will be bringing its musical mix to the Colebrook Country Club on Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in a show presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts and co-sponsored by Brown Lab Technologies.
Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in grand style at the Colebrook Country Club beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, as the region’s largest Celtic ensemble gathers in town to celebrate the music of the Emerald Isle.
Heron Valley, an energetic, young folk band from Scotland are in the midst of a U.S. tour, with a stop planned in Lancaster. They will be making their debut appearance in the region on Tuesday, March 12, when the band takes to the stage at the Rialto Theatre at 80 Main Street, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts is hosting a fundraiser concert at the Colebrook Country Club for the new Center for the Arts facility in Columbia (the former Shrine of Our Lady of Grace). The new Arts Center was purchased in July of 2018 by the GNWCA and is presently undergoing infrastructure upgrades.
For the fundraiser concert, the GNWCA has secured the trio known as the Bayley-Hazen Boys from Barnet, Vt. The popular band provides first-rate bluegrass music fresh from the hills of Vermont. The trio are former members of the bluegrass band Gopher Broke.