LOVE + HARMONY: A Benefit Concert for Common Fence Music

Casino Theatre, 10 Freebody Street , Newport, Rhode Island 02840

The Love + Harmony benefit concert will raise money to help Common Fence Music continue to bring great folk & world music performances and educational programs to Aquidneck Island and the East Bay. Suffering an incredibly difficult 2018-19 concert season due to renovations at the organization’s birthplace and namesake - the Common Fence Point Hall in Portsmouth - Common Fence Music is in jeopardy of shutting down for good. Don’t miss your chance to show your support while taking in the sounds of the best of the local folk music scene. In the spirit of our renowned Fiddlers & Fishermen event, the show fill feature a wide array of artists: Allysen Callery, Atwater-Donnelly, Cardboard Ox, Chris Capaldi, Flowers & Rain, John Faraone, Patina, Seamus Galligan, Slackwater String Band, Steve Delmonico, The Vox Hunters and more. Singer-songwriter John Fuzek will emcee the evening. As much a celebration of folk music and the artists who create it as of Common Fence Music itself, Love + Harmony promises to be full of memorable performances and good cheer while also reinforcing the importance of Common Fence Music’s place in our community.

Old Songs from Bristol County

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Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806

Barrington Preservation Society and Barrington Public Library invite you to enjoy an afternoon performance by The Vox Hunters.

Self-proclaimed seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi better known as The Vox Hunters, will perform old folk music with Rhode Island roots. For the past few years, their focus has been to uncover and revive a part of Rhode Island's musical heritage and bring old Ocean State songs and tunes back into public consciousness.

Through ongoing local research, The Vox Hunters have been unearthing and revitalizing forgotten fragments of Rhode Island's musical heritage. Having recently published their first collection of Rhode Island folk songs, The Ocean State Songster: Volume I, they have a wealth of unique material that offers a window into Bristol County's past through historic songs, tunes, and local lore. What can one expect to hear? Revolutionary war songs, tales of a long-forgotten murder, Warren's godly visitation by Poseidon himself, and even a century-old plea for better roads. In the casual atmosphere they're known to create, you can't help but sing along!

Free and open to all

Sponsored by the Calvin and Jean Cronin Fund.

Event Location: Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)

https://barringtonlibrary.org/events/2018/10/17/vox-hunters-concert-featuring-ris-musical-heritage

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Jane Rothfield+Allan Carr & The Vox Hunters

Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St, Cumberland, RI 02864

JANE ROTHFIELD and ALLAN CARR / THE VOX HUNTERS

Call in your reservations for our March 30 show with Jane Rothfield and Allan Carr and The Vox Hunters to 401-725-9272.

Award-winning fiddler Jane Rothfield and husband Scottish singer and guitarist Allan Carr have been playing their unique blend of traditional and original Appalachian and Celtic music for over 30 years. Allan (from Aberdeen, Scotland) grew up surrounded by the rich traditional music of the Northeast of Scotland and is one of the finest singers from that tradition. His Celtic/old time guitar style perfectly complements his traditional songs and all styles of fiddle tunes. Jane is a fiddler, clawhammer banjo player and tune composer with deep roots in the fiddle traditions of New England, Scotland and the American South and has numerous recordings to her credit. In their 30+ years of making music together, Jane and Allan have performed throughout the British Isles and the U.S. They play roots music that is directly from the source while expanding on that tradition with newly composed songs and tunes. Great singing, hot instrumentals and with Allan’s humor, always a whole lot of fun!

Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are musically bound by a shared love of traditional Irish music as well as an eclectic and ever-growing amalgam of songs both inside and far outside the realm of folk music. Combining Aromin's multifaceted fiddle playing, Gagliardi's self-developed concertina style, and a pair of complementary voices, The Vox Hunters will present their exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. Their three mantras are: “Sing Local,” “Sing Often,” and “Roger Williams for President.”

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration chargehttp://www.riverfolk.org/events-tickets/

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Join us every 2nd and 4th for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Old Time Lounge

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Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Join us every 2nd and 4th for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.