FREE: Live! Folklife Concert Series @ Crandall Public Library
The Live! Folklife Concert Series returns to the Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center in Glens Falls with a series of six free concerts beginning at 7pm on Thursday (September 8) with the veteran folk duo Magpie.
The concerts will take place from 7-9pm on Thursdays throughout the autumn, except September 29.
Here’s the complete schedule of concerts for the 2016 fall season:
Magpie, the duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, performs vintage blues, swing, country, folk classics and contemporary. Since 1973 they have brought their unique sound and remarkable versatility to audiences everywhere. With two strong voices in harmony and superb instrumental arrangements, their sound is powerful and moving.
Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and prairie-girl Sarah Frank (fiddle, vocals) share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes, and the stories and people behind that music. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of storytellings, sing-alongs and kitchen parties into their own writing. They will be joined by cellist Kaitlyn Raitz.
Barrule – the award-winning trio of Jamie Smith (accordion), Tomas Callister (fiddle) and Adam Rhodes (bouzouki) – is bringing the unique sound of traditional Manx music from the Isle of Man across the Atlantic. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins, Manx music has retained its own particular sound evoking the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants.
Calan brings together the remarkable talents of five musicians, giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music with their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and percussive sound of the Welsh clogs.
The music of Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and world about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of things.
Sam Moss is a Boston-based songwriter and string player whose work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In May he released Fable, his nineth solo album, and his work has been featured on NPR, Paste and Daytrotter, among others.
MORE FREE CONCERTS FOR 2016
ALBANY JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Washington Park, Albany, September 10
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 17
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18
LARKFEST @ Lark Street, Albany, September 24
SEPTEMBER IN THE CITY ART FAIR @ Tricentennial Park, Albany, 11:30am Wednesdays from September 7-28
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Lilac Park, Lenox, 6:30pm Wednesdays from June 22-September 7
STILLWATER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ various locations, Stillwater, 6:30pm select Fridays from July 8-September 16
THE LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES @ Colegrove Park, North Adams, 2pm Sundays from August 14-October 16