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.


 

Emerald Rae
Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:30 pm
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae brings the duo of strings and song to a new plateau with mesmerizing dexterity. Hailing from the historic fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished folk traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with inventive fiddle effects. A degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston gave Emerald Rae the freedom to cast a wide creative net, while her grit and intensity was earned during her twenty-year career as a powerhouse fiddler and dancer. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Shirley Hunt
Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm
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. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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Pushing Chain
Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
Pushing Chain is a folky-tonk duo based in the northern reaches of Minnesota, featuring Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. Boyd and Adam have been making music together for more than 20 years. They believe in strong harmonies, sad songs, big laughs, that there are still important songs to be written and that good music will make strangers share a table.

Pushing Chain’s new album, Sorrows Always Swim, was released in the first week of September, 2018. Produced by Bill Kirchen and Mark Hallman (who are featured on the project along with several more of the best players in Austin, Texas) the album contains 12 original songs that really push the “tonk” of their folky-tonk roots to 11. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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John Muratore
Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. His recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of Jonathan McPhee. $16 general, $13 members, $11 students.

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The High Strung Strummers
Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm
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 an accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than fourteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition. Together as High Strung Strummers they  perform the high-energy, old-time dance music and touching Anglo-American ballads of Appalachia. $16, $13 members, $11 students.

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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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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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