Arts Calendar: Music
Swing Noire invokes the energy of a swingin’ jazz club, transporting audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing, making music that “will entrance and surprise you.” They evoke “images of smoky basement speakeasies and slinky cabarets," says Dan Bolles at Seven Days. The group is the perfect way for Brandon Music to start off their 2019 year of (almost) weekly concerts. Experience them live and hear the great energy, soul, sophistication, and improvisation. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.
1/12/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Brandon Music - 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
BBC 2 Folk Awards 2018: Best Folk Group and Best Track
RTE Folk Awards 2018: Best Folk Group and Best Singer
Lankum, are a four-piece group from Dublin, the type of band you never knew you were searching for. A group of individuals united by a gang mentality whose close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to the seat and revive the spirit.
Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people. Born of years criss-crossing Dublin's folk, squat and experimental scenes, their two albums Cold Old Fire (2013, recorded under former name Lynched) and Rough Trade debut Between The Earth and Sky (2017) breathe new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.
"The most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years" - The Guardian
Barre Opera House, Barre
Music and dance interact in an intimate, unexpected ways in two great artists’ collaboration on the Goldberg Variations. Dinnerstein is internationally acclaimed for her interpretation of Bach’s elegant masterpiece, while Tanowitz is known for dance that is distinctly modern, infused with ballet and a playful spirit. In this work, Dinnerstein performs at a concert grand at center stage, around which Tanowitz’s dancers—as if conjured by the music—execute fresh, intricate movement revealing the rich emotional world of Bach’s studies.
1/11/19 8:00pm - 1/12/19 11:59pm
Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont
Scrag Mountain Music rings in the New Year with a concert of heartwarming early music. “Joy, Pleasure, and Sweet Nourishment: A Concert of Early Music” welcomes celebrated interpreters of early music for a performance of works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, John Dowland, John Eccles, George Frideric Handel, Guillaume de Machaut, Henry Purcell, and a piece that invokes the spirit of early music by the young New York City-based Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts. Performers include: Mary Bonhag (soprano), Evan Premo (double bass / viola da gamba), Priscilla Herreid (oboe / recorders), Paul Holmes Morton (theorbo / lute / baroque guitar), and Michael Unterman (cello).
1/11/19 7:30pm - 1/13/19 6:00pm
Shelburne, Montpelier & Warren, Statewide