Fans of mountain music are in for a real treat on Saturday, Aug. 13, as the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts brings back performer Alex Smith from upstate New York in a coffeehouse concert. The performance will be held in the gallery of The Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane in Colebrook at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is $15.
Join your friends for a night of toe-tapping music and dance from the Great American Songbook as The Modernistics come to town. The group, based in Boston, features acclaimed tap dancers and vocalists Ted and Pamela Powers, with the versatile Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar.
It’s one of the most compelling stories of the 20th Century, how the White Mountains were saved from the edge of extinction by a group of people, working ultimately with users of the land, to form the White Mountain National Forest.
And never has that story been told more beautifully than in David Huntley’s masterpiece documentary, “The People’s Forest.” This landmark film will have its Colebrook debut when presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30. The GNWCA has chosen the Tillotson Center in Colebrook for the screening. It is sponsored by Richard and Deborah Sargent. Tickets are at a reduced rate of only $10 to assure that as many people as possible can enjoy this film.“This film, which runs under an hour, makes use of its time well,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan, “crowding in a tapestry of the great mountain’s history, mixing vintage photographs and early video to trace the various stages that led to the Weeks Act in 1912. Logging and early outdoor archival film will bring the past into vivid clarity.”
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts is roaring into the summer season with the latest in its high quality live music concerts that the North Country performing arts organization has become known for throughout the region.
Get ready this time around for the energetic musical world of Jeremy Kittel, who is coming to town on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by Granite Bank. The GNWCA has selected the Tillotson Center as the location for this much-anticipated show.
The Isle of Man in the Irish Sea between Ireland and England is a small place with big music to offer the world. From this island measuring only 32 miles long and 14 miles wide, comes some of the most powerful sounds making waves on the international music scene today. And at the forefront is the young band Barrule, which is about to burst onto the American scene in its first U.S. tour.
“We are delighted to be one of the very first stops on Barrule’s U.S. tour,” said Great North Woods Committee for the Arts President Charlie Jordan. “When we had a chance to see them perform at a festival in Montreal last year we knew that we wanted to bring them to Colebrook. Fortunately their schedule this month allows for that to happen.”
Barrule will be appearing presented by the GNWCA and sponsored by VR Concrete on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. The GNWCA has chosen to bring the group to the Tillotson Center, where the GNWCA has brought over 300 performers over the past six years.
Get ready for an intimate night featuring two of Cape Breton’s most renowned fiddlers as Andrea Beaton and Wendy MacIssac bring the sounds of Nova Scotia to Colebrook for a coffeehouse concert beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31.
Sponsored by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, this is a rare opportunity to hear traditional Cape Breton fiddle played in at its most dynamic best. The GNWCA coffeehouse at the Tillotson Center has been bringing some of the world’s best musicians up close and personal in this series and this night will be especially memorable as Beaton and MacIssac are joined by much-in-demand guitarist Eric McDonald.
“If you love excellent choral music performed by young voices, you’ll want to be sure to catch this show,” said Great North Woods Committee for the Arts President Charlie Jordan. “And if you appreciate the quality of shows the GNWCA has provided the North Country over the past six years, we’d especially appreciate seeing you, as this show is a fundraiser that will help with costs in continuing to bring these shows.”
It’s the annual return to Colebrook by the talented St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones, as well as the St. Johnsbury Academy Jazz Band. This year’s concert is set for 7 p.m., Friday, May 27, at the Tillotson Center.
And now for something completely different–the Harp Twins.
“We have brought to Colebrook over 275 performances over the past six years,” said Charlie Jordan, president of the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts based in Colebrook. “But we will definitely be paving new ground with our next concert which features the Harp Twins.”
Two of the region’s most popular musical ensembles–one Celtic and one old-timey–will share the bill at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook on Friday, March 25, when the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents Islay Mist Ceilidh and the Fireside Fiddlers.