1993 U.S. Rte. 3 / Trpr Scott Phillips Memorial Hwy- Columbia, New Hampshire (603) 246-8998 * firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great North Woods Center for the Arts offers indoor and outdoor performance spaces for concerts, plays, art shows, arts and crafts activities and a variety of community gatherings, as well as overnight accommodations for visiting artists and performers.
The Center is also the home for two additional North Country arts groups – the Connecticut River Artisan Group (est. 2006), and the Carriage Lane Players (est. 2014). All three arts organizations--the GNWCA, CRAG and CLP--maintain their individual 501 (c) (3) status.
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Upcoming Events: (dates subject to change)
Concert Tickets are available online or by calling 603-246-8998. All major credit cards accepted.
TWO SHOWS!! THURSDAY October 6, 2022 at 7 p.m. Rialto Theatre, Main St., Lancaster, NH ...AND... FRIDAY, October 7, 2022 at 7 pm Great North Woods Center for the Arts US Rte. 3, Columbia, NH
Live - In Concert! SPONSORED BY BROWN LAB TECHNOLOGIES
Frenzied Forest and Haunted Hayride Friday and Saturday Oct. 21 and 22, 2022 Tours: 7-10 p.m.
Tickets: $15 per person ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY: carriage-lane-players.square.site/
Hosted and Presented By The Carriage Lane Players
Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. The latest film from Jay Craven: Martin Eden Great North Woods Center for the Arts, Columbia, NH Based on Jack London’s autobiographical novel and set in 1909, Martin Eden tells the story of a poor, rough-hewn, and unschooled sailor (Martin Eden), who unexpectedly meets Ruth Morse, a magnetic young woman of means and education. Their unconventional attraction upends both lives and propels timely themes of impossible love, the confines of class, aspiration to the American Dream, and the quest for a comfortable place in an inconstant world. Starring Andrew Richardson (Liberte: A Call to Spy), Hayley Griffith (The Mysteries of Laura), Annet Mahendru (The Americans, The Romanoffs), Jeff Adler (Hightown) Grainger Hines (Lincoln, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Missy Yager (Manchester by the Sea, Mad Men), Michael Benz (Downton Abbey, Joker, The Wife), Rebecca Faulkenberry (The Irishman, Madame Secretary), Jo Armeniox (Boardwalk Empire), Ken Wulf Clark (The Irishman, Gotham, House of Cards).
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. Rialto Theatre, Lancaster, NH Weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of Celtic music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. As one of the world's premier traditional Celtic bands, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads and lullabies, and humorous tales of life in Scotland. In 2021 they have been joined by exciting piper and fiddle player Iain MacGillivray, who is also Scotland's youngest Clan leader. Iain, a fluent Gaelic speaker, has worked on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts, and has performed for a huge list of stars and dignitaries in recent years. As the band celebrate the nomination of their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) as album of the year, and themselves as band of the year, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 at 7 p.m. Great North Woods Center for the Arts, Columbia, NH
A CAPE BRETON CHRISTMAS With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig, from Nova Scotia, easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band's range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.
TUESDAY, December 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. Rialto Theatre, Main St., Lancaster, NH CELEBRATING 17 YEARS OF HOLIDAYS WITH AN IRISH TWIST The hugely popular holiday show Irish Christmas in America brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, harp and bouzouki, along with thrilling Irish dancing. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2022. The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Niamh Farrell, Séamus & Méabh Begley, Teresa Horgan, Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon & Eilis Kennedy), Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cathie Ryan and Michael Londra. Mac Diarmada enthuses about the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the States. “One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,” says Mac Diarmada. “Music was a way that people stayed close to home.
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A CRAG artist takes in the beautiful surroundings while she works inside the outdoor stage. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, perform in the Museum Theater, September 2019. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
The area we live in is a scenic wonderland possessing bountiful natural beauty and resources. It serves as a canvas for artists to share their creativity with others, and to inspire artists performing before a live audience. The GNWCA promotes cultural and social assets and enhances the region’s natural resources.
This historic property is listed on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.
The Carriage Lane Players perform in "Vintage Hitchcock--A Live Radio Play" on the outdoor stage. July 2019. Photo courtesy The Colebrook Chronicle.
We welcome your event to our site--all funds raised are direct donations to the Great North Woods Center for the Arts, a registered 501-c(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible.