Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cantrip celebrates release of first album in seven years, titled “The Crossing”, 8/1, Arlington

Cantrip celebrates release of first album in seven years, titled “The Crossing”

Cantrip is a leader in Scottish music. For over a decade, the power trio has been stunning audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with their innovative arrangements, un-produced sound and dry wit. From the strong base of Celtic roots their music branches out into and takes influences from the music of other European cultures. Weaving together traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, Cantrip takes audiences on a cultural journey, putting their own distinctive spin on the music.  On August 1st at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, the band celebrates the release of their first album in seven years, “The Crossing”. Four years ago, guitarist/mandolinist Eric McDonald joined Cantrip founders Dan Houghton (pipes) and John Bews (fiddle). Trimming the band to a trio tightened the sound, and the addition of McDonald opened new musical doors. “The Crossing” is the culmination of four years with this new partnership. Longtime fans will be satisfied to hear that Cantrip’s identity is not only alive and well, but constantly evolving. First time listeners will be enchanted by the powerful tones of Houghton’s bagpipe darting back and forth with Bews’ soaring fiddle, all the while blending with McDonald’s foundational guitar to create a remarkably rich texture. The songs are shared, with all three members taking turns as lead vocalist, and are bolstered with three part harmonies and tasteful arrangements. “The Crossing” marks a major new development in Cantrip’s already storied history, and should solidify them as a mainstay on the Scottish music scene. Come see them in action!

Dinner and a show.
Tickets are available through eventbrite.com and if not sold out, at the door. Patrons are advised to purchase in advance as the first two concerts did. And those patrons who purchase tickets in advance have the option to support the local economy with a complete night out by enjoying dinner and a show - ticket holders for that evening's concert are entitled to a 10% discount at the nearby Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave. (781) 648-2223) OR Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachusetts Ave. (781) 648-8882. Reservations are recommended.

Arlington-based notloB Music also presents concerts in Cambridge and Newton. See its full schedule at https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic. Tickets for all concerts are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/notlob-music-6730833315. For more information see its Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/notloBParlourConcerts/ - or email notlobreservations@gmail.com (please do not contact PACC).

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Saturday August 1st 8:00pm
Cantrip album Release presented by notloB Music
50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington MA 02476
$15/$12 students and seniors
Mail Chimp (mailing list) - http://tinyurl.com/notlobmail
Contact: notlobreservations@gmail.com - please DO NOT contact the venue.


Sunday, July 12, 2015


Alistair McCullough with Eamon Sefton
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 8pm
Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut St., Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

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 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.

Interested in dinner and a concert? Arlington 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 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington.
(781) 648-8882
https://www.facebook.com/SzechuansDumpling



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





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Friday, July 10, 2015

notloB Music presents FOUR Scots Celtic concerts over a three-week period (7/11-8/1)


Fellswater, “Boston's premier Celtic music ensemble.” 
http://www.fellswater.com/
Friday, July 11 @ PACC, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA 02474. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00.
The band, who just completed a tour of Nova Scotia, no doubt will have a few new tunes to play and stories to tell. This will be Fellswater third notloB appearance.
Betsy Ketudat, Fiddle, Jim MacConduibh, Guitar/Bouzouki, Sarah MacConduibh, Irish Flute/Whistle
Andrew McIntosh, Smallpipes (Andrew is an Arlington native).
"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. ..."


Alistair McCulloch w/ Eamon Sefton
Tuesday, July 21 @ Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA
Wednesday, July 22 @ PACC, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA 02474. 
For both, Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00.
"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..."
For those who cannot attend the Arlington concert or prefer a smaller venue (PACC seats 90), or need to see this fine duo twice, notloB is also presenting Alistair and Eamon the evening before (Tuesday, July 21) in the recital hall at Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut St., Newton Upper Falls.


Cantrip
http://www.cantrip-music.com
Saturday, August 1 
PACC, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA 02474. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00.
Dan Houghton - Pipes, whistles, flute, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, vocals; Jon Bews - fiddle, vocals; Eric McDonald - guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals
"The name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Originally formed as a quartet, Cantrip sprung from a local session in Edinburgh fifteen years ago. Their driving music immediately caught the attention of the masses, and they were quickly signed to the Foot Stompin' label..."


Dinner and a show for Arlington concerts.

Tickets, in the $10-$20 range, with discounts for students and seniors, are available through Eventbrite.com and if not sold out, at the door. Patrons are advised to purchase in advance as the first two concerts did sell out. And those patrons who purchase tickets in advance have the option to support the local economy with a complete night out by enjoying dinner and a show -- ticket holders for that evening's concert get 10% off dinner at the nearby Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave. (781) 648-2223) OR Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachusetts Ave. (781) 648-8882. Reservations are recommended.

Contact notlobreservations@gmail.com (please do not contact the venue)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Visual Artist Call, 7/11-8/28

CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS


"The Concert (c. 1664) is a painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The 69-centimeter-high by 63-centimeter-wide picture depicts a man and two women playing music. It belongs to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, but was stolen in March 1990 and remains missing to this day..."





(Not) seeing 
"The Concert" at the Gardner last week, the painting has sparked an idea. 

notloB Music welcomes anyone interested in capturing in oils / acrylics / watercolor / pencil / crayon or clay the performance of any of the four artists notloB will be presenting at the Park Avenue Congregational Church during the months of July and August:
07/11/15 - Fellswater - http://www.fellswater.com/
07/22/15 - Alistair McCulloch w/ Eamon Sefton - http://www.alistairmcculloch.com/
08/01/15 - Cantrip - http://www.cantrip-music.com/
08/28/15 - Matt Flinner Trio - http://www.mattflinner.com/trio/
More info at https://www.facebook.com/notloBParlourConcerts/events

Each concert consists of two sets of about 45 minutes each.


If you are interested please contact us at notlobbooking@gmail.com


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
& SECOND SHOW 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