Carriage house concerts offer great performances in an intimate setting.

Enjoy concerts by the finest Classical and traditional performers in our region. People call the 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place “a lovely little music box of a room.” It’s an intimate space (capacity 75) with wonderful acoustics. Most performers don’t require amplification. The Carriage House at Gore Place it will become one of your favorite venues. Parking is free and the Carriage House is fully accessible. You can buy tickets online or at the door.


Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:30 pm
Ruth Rappaport plays traditional music of America, Ireland and the British Isles. Ben Wetherbee is an exciting fiddler and harmonica player.  Together they will perform a set of electrifying Appalachian and Irish music. Hold onto your hats because their music is hard-driving! $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Cochran-Wrenn Duo
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:30 pm
The group Cochran-Wrenn Duo present diverse and engaging programs from the vast repertoire for flute and guitar. From Bach to the Tango as well as the players’ original compositions and arrangements, they strive to entertain while challenging the musical expectations of their audience. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Duo Orfeo
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm
Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, the group  Duo Orfeo (Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker) are among 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 ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by such modern masters as Arvo Pärt, Federico Mompou and Valentin Silvestrov. It is an ever-expanding body of music that includes many of Jamie’s and Joseph’s own arrangements of works written for other instruments as well as works written for the ensemble of guitar duo. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Bill Staines

Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:30 pm
For more than forty years, Bill Staines 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. In 1971, a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix wrote that Bill 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. Well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, Bill has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Sinti Rhythm Quartet
Tuesday, September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Sinti Rhythm plays gypsy jazz reminiscent of Django Reinhart and Le Hot Club of Paris. The instrumentation of clarinet, lead and rhythm guitars and string bass make for a fresh, light-hearted sound and an infectious beat hearkening back to the heyday of classic jazz. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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O’Carolan Etcetera
Tuesday, October 8 @ 7:30 pm
A wonderful trio, O’Carolan Etcetera brings its audience selections from three centuries of traditional instrumental music: early English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known, Irish jigs and Scottish airs, reels from old New England that set the toes a-tapping and French Canadian tunes played on the hurdy-gurdy. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Ceol Corvus
Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:30 pm
is a trio of Boston-area musicians who play traditional Irish tunes and songs on a somewhat unlikely but quite pleasing combination of instruments. Their style blends the classic sound of the traditional Irish music session — something with which they are all very well-acquainted — with more latter-day influences and arrangements, inspired by groundbreaking groups like Planxty, De Dannan, Bohola, and the Bothy Band, among others. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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John Muratore
Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:30 pm
acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore regularly appears as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. For this holiday season offering, John will perform music from his 2012 release Noël-A Classical Guitar Christmas. This concert will be a wonderful way to start celebrating the holiday season. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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