Nov Dec 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here’s the Hurdy Gurdy for Nov/Dec 2018.  All events will be held at our great new hall at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury.  We hope you will renew your membership for next season – the form is in the Hurdy Gurdy.   To view or print the Hurdy Gurdy, open the post and and the Hurdy Gurdy link: Nov Dec 10 24 2018 ALL URLs PDF

Saturday, Feb 9 – All Open Mic Night

Saturday, February 9, 2019
All Open Mic Night

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You can be the star of our All Open Mic!

This is your night to own our stage! Share your talent with our attentive audience!  All types of music welcome, not just folk.  Sign up for your 8 minutes on stage when the doors open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.

You must sign yourself up.  Groups can sign up for a single slot.  Show us what you can do!  Share something special!  You might be considered for a future booking!

$9 Members and All Open Mic Performers, $10 Non-members

Sep, Oct 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here’s the Hurdy Gurdy for Sep, Oct 2018.  We are excited to announce that all our events next season will be held at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury.  We hope you will renew your membership for next season – the form is in this Hurdy Gurdy.  Please consider making a special donation to our “Keep the Coffeehouses” fund – info in this Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print the Hurdy Gurdy, open the post and and the Hurdy Gurdy link.Sep Oct Hurdy Gurdy 2018 NEW LOCATION in color PDF

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – The Kennedys Concert

The Kennedys, Saturday May 5, 2018, 8:00 pm
At the door: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member
Advance tix:

For over two decades, husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed the highways and byways of the US and the UK, as a folk/pop duo and as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra. As The Kennedys, they have released over a dozen CDs, are longtime core artists on WUMB, and were named Artists-in-Residence at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Their original music is uplifting, encouraging and empowering, with an always-positive vibe, and their choice of covers is emblematic of their love for the classic songwriting of Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. They are regulars at the annual New Bedford Festival and have played legendary venues including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall.

March/April 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the new March/April 2018 Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print, open the link.  See you at the Club! Mar Apr 2018 PDF

Saturday, April 7, 2018 Chris Trapper Concert

2016 Chris Trapper Chris Trapper, Saturday April 7, 2018, 8:00 pm

At the door: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member
Advance tix:

“It’s an incredibly rare musician, particularly in the world of popular music, who is able to forge a career based on quiet dignity and steadfast integrity.” – The Buffalo News

Chris Trapper began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox TwentyThe Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.  As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for the movie, August Rush (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories. The New York Times has called his work “classic pop perfection.”

The new CD Symphonies of Dirt & Dust is a collection of 12 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper and produced by Jason Meeker at Silver Top Studios, Boston, MA. Guest musicians include Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars on bass and NYC singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild on harmonies. “Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I’m at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it’s still an animal that’s nearly extinct.” – Chris Trapper

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest for Grade 4 – Age 25

Maggie MacPhail, 2017 winner, Solo with Intrument category singing “The Cruel Mother”

The 2018 Traditional Ballad Singing Contest will be held on Friday, March 16th at 8:00 PM at The Beal House, 222 Main St (Rte 106), Kingston, MA.

Here are this year’s Poster and this year’s Contest Info and Sign Up Form: 2018_POSTER rev 01 13 2018 PDF 2018_CONTEST INFO and FORM rev 01 13 2018 PDF

No charge for contestants, all others: $7 Members, $8 Non-members, $4 Children.

Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending.  Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.   You must sign up ahead so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review your choice of ballad.  Here are the categories for 2018:

Grade 4 Through High School

Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize>

Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize

Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize

After High School Through Age 25

Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) – $50 cash prize

If you have any questions, contact Karen at or 781-878-1683 or Lynn Feingold at 781-608-7218.

Jan Feb 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the new Hurdy Gurdy for Jan/Feb 2018.  To view or pirnt, open the post and click on the link.  See you at the Club! Jan Feb 2018 PDF

Saturday February 3, 2018 – The Ladles Concert

 The Ladles Concert – Saturday February 3, 2018 8:00 pm
At the door: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member
Advance tix: 

The Ladles have three part female harmony perfected – but their sound is more than that…They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending Swing, Old-Time, Neo-Soul, and contemporary choral music into a sound all their own. Using solely acoustic instrumentation and three voices, they create a dreamy otherworldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention. They quiet noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls. The Ladles are Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn, and Lucia Pontoniere.

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Jenee Halstead, Opening with O’Reilly-Bailey, Open Mic

  Friday, January 19, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Jenee Halstead, Opening with O’Reilly-Bailey, Open Mic, 8:00 PM

Cost $7 Members, $8 non-Members

If you detect something mysterious in the music of Jenee Halstead, a freedom that owes no debt to place and time, or genre, you understand where she’s coming from and where she’s headed … deeper into the essence of song. An introduction to Patty Griffin, with whom she startlingly shares a vocal quality “was a complete revelation,” Jenee says. “[Griffin] gave me permission to just write.” Jenee was the Emerging Artist at the 2009 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and has won plaudits from Telluride and Mountain Stage. Her latest CD, “Edge of the World,” adds to the soundscape in which her soft and supple voice floats exquisitely. Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald, likens it to “sorceress music, rings of smoke through the trees and bells of Rhymney”. Her evocative lyrical imagery, delivered with a compelling voice, makes it easy to see that Jenee’s unfettered songwriting will continue to rise, like swirling rings of smoke, into the expansive sky and far beyond the edge of the world. 

Rich O’Reilly, Jim Bailey and Dan McAllister are veterans of the New England blues/roots scene. When listening to their fusion of delta slide guitar, harmonica and earthy grooves, you hear the heavy influences of Son House, Fury Lewis, Mississippi John Hurt and many other legends from the country/gospel blues genre. This combination of ‘real’, as in authentic music with a strong message, continues to win over enthusiastic fans who have had the pleasure of encountering the O’Reilly-Bailey team.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 7:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

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