Thursday, June 25, 2015

FELLSWATER to perform in Arlington's "Little Scotland" neighborhood 7/11


notloB Music presents FELLSWATER
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8pm
Park Avenue Congregational Church (PACC)
50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA

Continuing our series of traditional Celtic music at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, notloB Music will present for the THIRD time Fellswater “Boston's premier Celtic music ensemble”
Betsy Ketudat, Fiddle
Jim MacConduibh, Guitar/Bouzouki
Sarah MacConduibh, Irish Flute/Whistle
Andrew McIntosh, Smallpipes

http://www.fellswater.com/

Fellswater is a dynamic instrumental Celtic music ensemble based out of Boston playing a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Fellswater has delighted audiences at New Hampshire Highland Games (2010, 2012, 2014), Blackstone River Theatre (2012, 2013, 2015), Club Passim (BCMFest 2012) and Colonial Williamsburg (2014). The band will be performing at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in 2015. Fellswater has released two well-received albums, "Fellswater," and "Thursday Night." The band features Betsy Ketudat on fiddle, Jim MacConduibh on guitar and bouzouki, Sarah MacConduibh on Irish Flute and whistle, and Andrew McIntosh on smallpipes

DINNER AND A SHOW
Patrons who show their server a ticket for that evening's concert get 10% off at the nearby 
Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA - (781) 648-2223) -
http://www.thaiesarncuisine.com/
OR
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave., Arlington, MA - (781) 648-8882 - https://www.facebook.com/SzechuansDumpling
 

MORE INFORMATION
Contact notlobreservations@gmail.com


Monday, June 22, 2015

Alistair McCullough with Eamon Sefton, Newton and Arlington


Alistair McCullough with Eamon Sefton
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 8pm
Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut St.
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
& JUST ADDED!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 8pm
Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Road,
Arlington, MA 02474


Alistair McCulloch is one of the most sought after fiddlers in Scotland today, both as performer and teacher. His versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for twenty years. 
Alistair McCulloch hails from Ayr in Scotland and is one of the country's best-known fiddle performers, teachers and composers. A past winner of many fiddle championships, Alistair is fiddle instructor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has tutored many of the new generation of rising stars.

To date Alistair has performed in over 20 countries, also including China, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Nigeria, Venezuela, Canada and throughout Europe. To date, he has released three solo albums, most recently 'Four Seasons in One Day' – says the Scotsman "As the mountain of fiddle CDs rises even higher, this one can climb straight to the summit ridge".

His tunebook the 'Alistair McCulloch Collection' was recently reprinted and he is currently working on a new collection featuring a number of commissioned tunes. Commissions have included a suite for William Grant & sons of Glenfiddich whisky and an orchestral score to celebrate the visit of the Olympic torch to southern Scotland.

Alistair has directed several fiddle groups and ensembles including the dynamic young group 'Innovation' and was formerly a soloist with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. His playing style is driving and precise, described by the Living Tradition as "fresh, fiery and full of fun".

Alistair is an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher and has recently been invited to tutor at the Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week in North Carolina, the Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddling in New Zealand and Boston Harbor Fiddle School.

Alistair will be accompanied on guitar by Eamon Sefton is a sought-after Celtic-style guitarist from the Boston area. His percussive rhythm and clever use of harmony have made him an ideal guitarist for many traditional musicians around Boston. He cultivated much of his talent at the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, where he is now teaching guitar for the third year in a row. Later he spent several semesters at Berklee College of Music, where he greatly furthered his understanding of harmony and guitar technique. Eamon and is a two-time notloB veteran (Cat and the Moon, Fresh Haggis).

Newton:
First two rows $25
General admission $20. 
On a first-come/first-served basis, a limited number seats are available to seniors and students, $15. 
Total capacity 47.

Arlington:
Premier (20 seats, first two rows) $20
General admission (50 seats) $15
Seniors and students (20 seats) $10 – first come/first served.

Arlington patrons, interested in dinner and a concert? Patrons who show their server a ticket for that evening's concert get 10% off at the nearby 
Thai E-sarn cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington.
(781) 648-2223
http://www.thaiesarncuisine.com/
OR
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave, Arlington.
(781) 648-8882
https://www.facebook.com/SzechuansDumpling


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TICKETS


Artist’s website http://www.alistairmcculloch.com/
Contact notlobreservations@gmail.com
Please share the FB event with friends and neighbors - https://www.facebook.com/events/1607302679508122/

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

notloB Music Presents DAVE ROWE, July 31, Cambridge



notloB Music Presents DAVE ROWE
Friday, July 31
Doors 7:45, Concert 8:00
Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire Street, Cambridge



Maine native, Dave Rowe, grew up with folk music flowing through his veins. The son of a member of folk trio Schooner Fare, there was always a sort of expectation that Dave would “join the family business,” which he did at the tender age of 15. With thirteen critically-acclaimed recordings under his belt—by himself and with his various bands—and a career in the music business that has endured for some 26 years, Dave is a force to be reckoned with. A long-time staple of pubs and music halls throughout New England, Dave has spent more than half of his life playing sing-alongs having a rollicking good time for himself. He has decided it’s time to take his well-honed solo show on the road to concert halls and festivals around the US and Canada. 


Having cut his on-stage teeth on the rough edge of Irish pubs, Dave is a singular entertainer, able to relate to even the most reticent audience members and get them singing along. He firmly believes that singing is balm for the soul, and that singing together—whether in choirs, in pubs, at concerts, or in kitchen parties—is a primary part of the human experience (it certainly has been for him).

When Dave is not touring, you can find him writing songs on his back porch at his home in Portland, working on the house or in his small yard, enjoying the sea air, and walking or bicycling and enjoying the beauty of Maine’s largest city. 

Dave Rowe, presented by notloB Music
Friday, July 31, 2015
Outpost 186
186 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Doors 7:45pm
Concert 8:00pm
http://www.daverowemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/daverowefolk
$10 general admission all ages are welcome.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite - http://www.eventbrite.com/o/notlob-music-6730833315 
As the room capacity is 35, we strongly recommend purchasing as soon as possible.
p.s. Dave is doing an "out and back", coming from Maine just for this one concert. Let's fill the house, please share this event - https://www.facebook.com/events/1180377061988521/
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Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented more than 150 folk, old-time, blue grass, string band and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area.
Website - https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/
Mailing list - http://eepurl.com/4_XMX
Twitter - https://twitter.com/notlobpresents

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Alistair McCulloch with Eamon Sefton perform in Newton 7/21






Alistair McCulloch and Eamon Sefton

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 8pm
Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464


Alistair McCulloch is one of the most sought after fiddlers in Scotland today, both as performer and teacher. His versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for twenty years.

Alistair McCulloch hails from Ayr in Scotland and is one of the country's best known fiddle performers, teachers and composers. Past winner of many fiddle championships, Alistair is fiddle instructor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has tutored many of the new generation
 of rising stars.

To date Alistair has performed in over 20 countries, also including China, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Nigeria, Venezuela, Canada and throughout Europe. To date, he has released three solo albums, most recently 'Four Seasons in One Day' – says the Scotsman "As the mountain of fiddle CDs rises even higher, this one can climb straight to the summit ridge".

His tunebook the 'Alistair McCulloch Collection' was recently reprinted and he is currently working on a new collection featuring a number of commissioned tunes. Commissions have included a suite for William Grant & sons of Glenfiddich whisky and an orchestral score to celebrate the visit of the Olympic torch to southern Scotland.

Alistair has directed several fiddle groups and ensembles including the dynamic young group 'Innovation' and was formerly a soloist with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. His playing style is driving and precise, described by the Living Tradition as "fresh, fiery and full of fun".

Alistair is an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher and has recently been invited to tutor at the Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week in North Carolina, the Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddling in New Zealand and Boston Harbor Fiddle School.

Alistair will be accompanied on guitar by Eamon Sefton, who studies at Berklee and is a two-time notloB veteran (Cat and the Moon, Fresh Haggis).

First two rows $25, general admission $20. A limited number seats are available on a first-come/first-served basis to seniors and students, $15. 
Artists' website 
http://www.alistairmcculloch.com/
Tickets http://www.eventbrite.com/o/notlob-music-6730833315
Website https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic
Contact notlobreservations@gmail.com

Please share the FB event with friends and neighbors - https://www.facebook.com/events/1607302679508122/

Friday, May 29, 2015

Court Win for Bristol Bay!


GREAT NEWS FROM SI KAHN!

Si Kahn at WCUW, 2012. Photo by Jeff Boudreau


Yesterday, a judicial panel upheld a previous ruling supporting conservation of Bristol Bay and dismissing a lawsuit brought by the Pebble Partnership against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  http://bit.ly/1KBG2o0

As former Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, puts it, 'the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska is not a tough choice. The question of whether to build a massive copper mine in the heart of the planet’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery has a simple answer: no. Pebble is the wrong mine in absolutely the wrong place.'

Scientists completed a thorough, three-year review of the mine and its impacts on the watershed finding that the mine would destroy pristine wetlands, that roads and pipelines would slice through salmon-spawning streams, and that toxic chemicals would likely damage Bristol Bay’s waters.  The nearly 40 million sockeye salmon that return each year to spawn in the Bristol Bay watershed support a $1.5 billion economy and 14,000 jobs.


Alaska Native American communities have assessed the mine’s impacts on their livelihoods and way of life, and have reached the same conclusion. Commercial fishermen in Alaska say that “large-scale mineral development activities present serious risks for the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.” They are among the 70 percent of Alaskan voters who believe the Pebble Mine poses a threat to the state’s fishing industry.

Nothing will change the fact that the Pebble Mine is the wrong mine in the wrong place.

We will continue to keep you posted on any new developments.  Thank you for working with us to protect Bristol Bay!


In Music & Solidarity,
The Team at
Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay

www.MusiciansUnited.info

Copyright © *|2015* *Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay*, All rights reserved.
 You are receiving this email because you are a contact of Si Kahn's.

Our mailing address is:
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Guitar man Roy Williams merges Western swing and Gypsy jazz


5 minutes after we sent the Roy Williams and The Human Hands press release, Ed Symkus/Daily News Correspondent responsed requesting we set up an interview.
And here it is!

  • SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Guitar man Roy Williams merges Western swing and Gypsy jazz


  • Roy Williams leads his band in a night of jazzy, danceable music at Outpost 186 in Cambridge May 26.  Courtesy PhotoRoy Williams leads his band in a night of jazzy, danceable music at Outpost 186 in Cambridge May 26. Courtesy Photo

  • By Ed Symkus/Daily News Correspondent

    Posted May. 19, 2015 at 12:01 AM
    Updated May 19, 2015 at 12:08 PM 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

notloB Music Joins Mass-Creative as a Member Organization

In response to its recent solicitation...

MASSCreative
www.mass-creative.org

You know that arts, culture, and creativity make Massachusetts a great to place to live, work, play, and visit. EvenThe Boston Globe declared “arts are not merely an add-on – a luxury, but an essential component of the state’s quality of life.”
Thanks to the 300+ organizational members and 20,000+ supporters that make up the MASSCreative community, together we’ve elevated the role that arts and culture play in building vibrant and connected communities across Massachusetts.
When you join 300+ other arts and cultural institutions as a member organization of MASSCreative, you help us strengthen our work to bring more resources to the arts and cultural community. Let’s work together to:
  • Increase public funding for artists and cultural organizations. You made your voices heard at the State House when last year’s state budget passed with a $1 million increase in state investment in the arts and cultural community. And this year, we are one step away from boosting funding for the arts by another $2 million. 
  • Ensure all kids have access to quality arts education. Let’s make sure our children can learn the creative and innovation skills they need to thrive. Let’s push the Board of Higher Education to make arts education a requirement for admission to the state university system. 
  • Preserve cultural spaces and revitalize our downtowns. Let's make sure artists have places to create, train and perform by convincing Gov. Baker to keep annual investment in the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund at $15 million.
  • Elevate the role that arts and culture play in Boston. Let’s make sure our biggest city develops a bold Cultural Plan and Boston’s new Cabinet-level Chief of Arts and Culture has the public backing to get the job done. 

Thanks for all your support and keep up the great work,
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Matt Wilson, MASSCreative
http://www.mass-creative.org/P.S. Please join as a member organization by June 30 to help us meet our end of the fiscal year goals.


...believing in its mission and past good works, notloB Music has become a Mass-Creative member organization. If you are an individual artist or a creative entrepreneur or are associated with a larger arts organization, we urge you to doing the same.




Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, blue grass, string band and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area.