Film, history and live music all come together at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook on Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, it’s all the brainchild of Sumner McKane, who is a filmmaker and composer working along Maine’s midcoast. His latest movie, “In The Blood,” is a multimedia experience that examines the logging camps of Maine from the early 1800s to the middle of the last century.
Matuto, with its rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections that mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, is coming to Colebrook on Sunday, March 6, hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. The concert is scheduled at the Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane Road in Colebrook. Matuto’s songs can sway hips just as easily as spark insights. On stage, instruments (accordion, guitar, bass, drums, cavaquinho, zabumba, and triangle) whirl around the core of Matuto’s sound: the syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. It is Bluegrass meets Brazil.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, which has brought over 200 top-quality concerts to Colebrook over the past five years, scores again with a concert featuring the Boston-based trio Low Lily, which the performing arts organization brings to the Tillotson Center on Sunday, Feb. 7.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts will be hosting a Civil War era program on Jan. 29 at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook. The Hardtacks will present a participatory coffeehouse concert featuring the music and voices of the Civil War era in a unique combination of period music, primary source texts, and visual materials. The Hardtacks is Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle, both of southern New Hampshire. The show is being sponsored by Granvyl G. Hulse, Jr.
The rocking pop Celtic group Searson is coming to perform in Colebrook on Friday, Jan. 8. This latest show—brought to you by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts—will be held in the Tillotson Center at 7 p.m. “Like many performances we’ve had the pleasure of hosting, Searson will leave the audience breathless and up in their seats,” said Charlie Jordan, President of the GNWCA.
The annual TubaChristmas event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19. This free public concert has become a beloved tradition in the Colebrook community. At Trinity United Methodist Church on Bridge Street, the golden glow of the stained glass windows is the perfect setting for the glorious sounds of tubas, euphoniums and baritone horns. The event is presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
The Cape Breton supergroup Coig is returning to Colebrook for a Christmas concert at the Tillotson Center next week. The group will be performing songs from their recent holiday album release, entitled “Carols.” The 7 p.m. concert takes place on Tuesday, December 8, and is sponsored by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.
Musician Katie McNally will bring her group, the Katie McNally Trio, to the area on Saturday, Nov. 7, in a coffeehouse concert hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts. The concert will be held in the gallery of the Tillotson Center on Carriage Lane at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and are available in advance at Fiddleheads on Main Street in Colebrook or at the door on the night of the concert.
Colebrook will hold the distinction on Tuesday, Oct. 20, of being the first U.S. audience to hear selections from one of Toronto’s most exciting new group’s first full-length CD, “Finding Anyplace.” The Colebrook appearance will come one day after the new album makes its debut at a CD release party in Montreal.