Natalie MacMaster - Feb. 18
One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world (though she’s far too humble to admit it), fiddle and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances.
Annie Sumi -
Annie Sumi is a mixed-race, ethereal-folk artist from Canada. Her music is intimate and expansive, inviting the listener into a familiar otherworld. Inspired by the mirrored relationship between physical and emotional landscapes, Sumi’s music speaks of the human experience through the language of the senses.
Vermont Mandolin Trio - Mar. 3
The trio of Jamie Masefield, Will Patton and Matt Flinner brings together three of Vermont’s finest mandolinists for an eclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz and roots music featuring the music of Bill Monroe, Django Reinhardt, J.S. Bach and everything in between.
Church of Cash -
Whether you are an old timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.
Basset bring a deep love of the natural world to their gorgeously meditative and assured sound.
Toronto-based folk duo are full of timeless heart. Acoustic songwriters Sam Clark and Yasmine Shelton will take you through city streets in the hours before the world has woken, or to a corrugated steel home north of the treeline.
The Ivy League of Comedy -
The Ivy League of Comedy comes back to Chandler by popular demand! With the success of their fall show, Shaun Eli brings two more amazing comedians with him, Myq Kaplan and Clayton Fletcher. These comedians are sure to have you in stitches with their individual styles of comedy.
Rhythm Future Quartet-
The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary.
Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss, & Laurel Premo -
Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss and Laurel Premo, award-winning folk performers, have joined forces in a bewitchment of rich tones, deft movements and stories long untold. Through traditional songs familiar and arcane, this new trio celebrates the deep rhythms and subtle harmonies of America’s eldest musics.
Vermont Philharmonic -
Jon Borowicz, emeritus professor of music at Norwich University, had a dream of bringing together local musicians to perform classical symphonic works. His dream was fulfilled in December 1959, when the Vermont Philharmonic played its first public concert, Handel's Messiah in Plumley Armory in Northfield, Vermont. During the next 30 years, the orchestra performed in a wide variety of settings throughout Vermont.
Diana Egbers Fanning -
Pianist Diana Fanning has toured extensively as a solo performer and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and in England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, the Czech Republic, Canada and Germany. She has performed at the Schloss Leopoldskron ("Sound of Music" castle) in Salzburg, and recently played a solo recital in Prague sponsored by the International Dvorak Society. In 2014, she and the outstanding Dutch cellist Dieuwke Davydov embarked on a month-long tour with concerts in Paris, Charlieu, Amsterdam, and other Dutch cities. A French critic wrote that "one could feel that Diana Fanning poured her heart and soul into her music-making."
Second Wind and the money raised for Project Dove
For Randolph’s Second Wind, it has been 35 years since the group first performed at a birthday party in March 1987.
In keeping with its spirit of fun and support for the Randolph community, Second Wind hosted a benefit performance and dance Friday, September 30th at 7PM with all net proceeds given to Project Dove and earmarked for medical supplies needed ffor Myrhorod, Randolph’s sister city in Ukraine.
The Benefit raised $1300.