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

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

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) -
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave., Arlington, MA - (781) 648-8882 -


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
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).

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.

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
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave, Arlington.
(781) 648-8882


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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
$10 general admission all ages are welcome.
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As the room capacity is 35, we strongly recommend purchasing as soon as possible.
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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.
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