Featuring Classical and Traditional music in a historical, intimate setting.

Enjoy concerts by the finest Classical and traditional performers in our region! People call the beautifully restored 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place “a lovely little music box of a room. ” An intimate space (capacity 75) with wonderful acoustics (most performances don’t require amplification), the Carriage House will become one of your favorite venues.

Onsite parking is free and the facility is fully accessible. Tickets available online or at the door. Some shows sell-out. Advance tickets suggested.


Music from the Misty Isles with O’Carolan Etcetera and Michael O’Leary
Irish songs and tunes
Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

The Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, plays toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes. For this concert, balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran joins them for laments, lullabies, and love songs for this performance.

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Colleen White and Sean Smith
Tuesday, November 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

Colleen  White and Sean Smith are of different generations, but find common ground in their love of the music of Ireland and the UK.

They’ve performed at Club Passim as part of BCMFest, the Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival, Newton Free Library, St. John’s Coffeehouse (Arlington), Open Book Coffeehouse(Canton) and the BeBop. Check out their website at
http://seansmithmusic.webs.com/colleensean.html.

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holiday music at Gore Place

Moody Street String Band ,music for the Holly Days
Tuesday, December 18 @ 7:30 pm
$18 general admission, $15 members, $12 students with I.D.

Music for the Holly Days is one of the great holiday traditions at Gore Place offering Celtic and traditional holiday music to make your season even brighter! The seven member Moody Street String Band offers a great mix of Irish jigs, Scottish reels, folk-songs and holiday favorites and you’re invited to sing along!

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Morgan Minsk
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

Award-winning vocalist, performer, and composer Morgan Minsk taught herself piano in kindergarten and composed her first song at age 7. She graduated magna cum laude in 2015 with a B.A. in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. While at Berklee, Minsk received several awards, including the Voice Department’s Outstanding Performer Award. She is an accomplished singer-songwriter and has directed, participated in, and composed for numerous wind ensembles, choirs, musical theater productions, jazz, and benefit shows.

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Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

Nathan was a finalist in the Sean O Riada fiddle competition in 2014 and winner of Boston’s Fiddler of Dooney competition in 2013. He can be seen playing at concerts, ceilis, sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the United States and Ireland. Laura has traveled extensively throughout the country playing and teaching fiddle, and is renowned for her unique and skillful interpretation of Irish, American, and Irish-American traditional music.

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The Foggy Mountain Consort
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

The Foggy Mountain Consort is Boston’s premier R&B band – that is, Renaissance & Bluegrass. This five-member ensemble fuses the delicate beauty of Renaissance music with the inventiveness and energy of fiddle and banjo-driven roots music, with the honest beauty of traditional folk songs.

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Shirley Hunt
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 7:3 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

Internationally respected baroque cellist and violist da gamba Shirley Hunt brings fierce imagination and integrity to the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras.  Praised by The Strad as “stylish and accomplished,” she embraces an eclectic musical life as a soloist and collaborator in the field of early music – performing regularly with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Sonnambula, Ruckus, and the Cramer Quartet.
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The High Strung Strummers
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 7:3 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

High Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance music
of Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that
region. Vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist and song writer who has been
playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional
events for over a decade. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than fourteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition.

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Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:30 pm
$16, $13 members, $11 students with I.D. 

Ruth Rappaport plays traditional American, Irish, and British Isles music. An excellent rhythm guitarist and pianist, she lays down the beat behind some of the best fiddlers, old-time string bands, and other traditional instrumentalists active today. For this show, Ruth teams up with her son, Ben Wetherbee, an exciting fiddler and harmonica player, to perform electrifying Appalachian and Irish music. Hold onto your hats because their music is hard-driving!

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Duo Orfeo
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, Duo Orfeo (Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker) is emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world. Duo Orfeo draws their repertoire largely from hidden and under-explored byways of western musical tradition both past and present—ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by such modern masters as Arvo Pärt, Federico Mompou and Valentin Silvestrov—an ever-expanding body of music that includes many of their own arrangements of works written for other instruments as well as works written for the ensemble of guitar duo.

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Bill Staines
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was “simply Boston’s best performer”, Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

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