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April 2019

Peter Bradley Adams

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$25

No matter the form, when it comes to art, there are a number of different tacks to take. Some artists continually push their work across new horizons. Neil Young, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Joni Mitchell come to mind, in that regard. Others — Claude Monet, Jason Isbell, and Bonnie Raitt, among them — stand a bit more still in order to continually refine the capturing of their vision. Singer/songwriter Peter Bradley Adams falls into the latter category of perfectionists chasing…

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Nerissa & Katryna Nields

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$12

Well into their third decade as a musical partners and—judging by this sublime album––at the very top of their game, the Nields turn to meditations on time, and turning points, their roots and community – both musical and personal – but they also express joy in the present, faith in the future, and a whole lot of hope and promise. The Nields’ albums are often an eclectic mix of ideas and music styles, but clear themes emerge. Love and China (2002) was…

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Kevin Burke

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$25

Irish fiddle great Kevin Burke celebrates his new CD “An Evening with Kevin Burke: Tunes & Stories” with a unique solo performance at Passim. Recorded in Ireland, Philadelphia, and Kevin‘s adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon, the album’s exceptional fiddle music and engaging stories capture the charm and intimacy of this renowned fiddler’s solo appearances. One of Irish music’s most beloved players, Burke is a master of the highly ornamented Sligo style of Irish fiddling. A native of London, England, Burkeinherited his love of Irish music from his parents who…

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Censi Trio & Dolunay

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$20

Censi Trio At turns romantic and elegant, vivacious and playful, the music of Çe?ni Trio is grounded in the flavors (çe?niler) of Turkish makam music while remaining deeply personal and contemporary. The ensemble guides the listener from dove-tailing contemplative melodies to odd-metered tunes that throw caution to the wind. A well placed breath opens the ceiling, an evocative ornament opens the heart. Stevig and Harrist first met in Istanbul in 2010. Back home in Boston, MA they found themselves playing…

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Flagship Romance

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin (1819-1900) It may be that the famous English art critic Ruskin uttered these words well over a century ago, but they remain relevant today, perfectly describing the life of married couple Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson.  As the Truth or Consequences, NM-based ‘Harmonic Alternative Folk’ duo Flagship Romance they live, work, and annually travel tens of thousands of miles together, deeply in love with each other and the process…

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May 2019

The Jacob Jolliff Band

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$15

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country’s premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists. Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jacob Jolliff founded beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow, while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he…

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Allison De Groot & Tatiana Hargraves

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$20

?Allison de Groot combines love for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo forming her own sound – unique and full of personality.  Although firmly rooted in old-time and music, she has shown her ability to collaborate and create outside this genre, pushing the boundaries of the clawhammer banjo. ?Allison has toured all over the world with various groups, performing at venues such as Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Tønder Festival in Denmark.  The music scene in her…

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McKasson, McDonald, & McLane

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$20

Ryan McKasson has gained a reputation as a performer, composer, collaborator, and teacher. In 1996 he was the youngest to win the National Scottish Fiddle Championship. In 1997 he was awarded a Merit Scholarship for Viola Performance from the University of Southern California where he studied with Donald McInnes. Eric McDonald has been a professional performer and instructor of traditional and acoustic music for a decade. The early part of his career was spent cutting his teeth as a mandolinist…

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Martin Hayes

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$30

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most significant talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music.  His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create a formidable artistic intelligence. He has drawn inspiration from many musical genres, but remains grounded in the music he grew up with in East County Clare. He has a unique ability to…

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Willy Porter

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$32

Willy Porter continues on a musical and personal odyssey spanning over two decades, 11 albums, and multiple continents. His journey has been defined by an inquisitive love for humanity and the language that describes what we all hold to be true. Porter’s songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven grit, soul, silence and muscle– at times electrifying, dynamic, and unique in the way that Porter’s voice blends and…

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Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20

Becky and Keith are dynamic performers of traditional music from Newfoundland, Quebec, Ireland, France and beyond. Tracy’s fiddling pulses through tasteful arrangements of dance tunes and resonates with beauty on traditional slow airs. Keith’s gentle and expressive singing in English and French is balanced by the drive and power of his guitar playing and foot percussion. Combined, they produce a range and richness of sound that is striking for a duo. Their playing is seamless, the result of years of…

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Massmouth

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20

Massmouth is a non-profit organization that promotes the timeless art of storytelling in Massachusetts. Since our founding, Massmouth, Inc. has changed the way Greater Boston and the surrounding communities tell and listen to stories. Supported by a group of local storytellers, founders Norah Dooley and Andrea Lovett incorporated Massmouth, Inc. in 2009 as a 501c3 and started the Greater Boston story slam series. Since then, thousands of storytellers and listeners from all over the state have participated in Massmouth programming and helped to…

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Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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$18 – $20

MODAL MUSIC MASTERS FROM CRETE ROSS DALY AND KELLY THOMA ANNOUNCE NORTHEAST TOUR Greece based Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma will hit the road for their fourth annual Northeast U.S. tour on the back of their new double record “Lunar.” They’ll kick things off in Upstate NY at the award winning Folklife Center, tour listening rooms across New England including historic Club Passim, and close things out in the Green Mountains at Brandon Music. They will tour as a quartet…

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