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Fox and Branch family show

Over the many years that Fox & Branch have played together, their concerts for kids and their family members have become a major part of the work that we do. Fox and Branch have played family concerts at festivals, schools, churches, day care centers, coffeehouses, libraries, and theaters.

A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience “disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:30

Grace Van't Hof band & The Laura Grill Band CD Release

Grace Van't Hof studied classical violin and piano at a young age until she discovered the banjo in high school when she built a 5-string prototype that won 2nd place in a statewide Science Olympiad. Inspired by artists from the Louvin Brothers to Puccini, Grace's musical career has taken her throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed in venues from the Merlefest Midnight Jam and the Grey Fox Mainstage, to the International Folkdance Festival in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:00

Chuck Brodsky & Robby Hecht

Tickets: $16, members $14

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 20:00

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads, Eamon O'Leary opens

7:00pm Show SOLD OUT

Picture this American scene: two friends rolling down I-40 somewhere outside Nashville, singing out the open window. The backseat is a jumble of guitars, boots, takeaway plates from a roadside BBQ, and paperback books. But the song? The song goes like this: “As I walked out over London Bridge, on a misty morning early…” And the books? A five-volume set of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads—the Child Ballads (For the uninitiated, these aren’t kids’ songs—they’re a nineteenth century anthology named after their collector, Sir Francis James Child).

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 19:00
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 22:00

Steafán Hanvey

Steafán Hanvey, originally hails from Downpatrick, Co. Down, in Northern Ireland. A child progeny of traditional musicians (his parents having recorded two albums during the seventies) his exposure to all kinds of music began in utero.

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 20:00

BCMFest Session

BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers.

BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions. BCMFest hosts an annual weekend-long festival in January that features more than 100 performers. Throughout the year, BCMFest organizes the Celtic Music Cruise, Boston Urban Ceilidh, and monthly Celtic Sessions.

The mission of BCMFest is:

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 19:00

Matt Wilson Trio: A Tribute to Attila Zoller

Featured on recent covers of JazzTimes and Downbeat, Matt Wilson is one of the most creative beings on the planet. His drumming is infused with humor and a complete integration of the jazz tradition.

This performance pays tribute to his good friend and musical colleague, VJC founder Attila Zoller.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:00

Freedy Johnston, Pete Donnelly opens

Freedy Johnson dropped out of college after one semester and took a dead-end job at a local diner. If destiny wasn’t calling Johnston, something was. So he packed up his things and headed east to New York City, pawning his favorite guitar to pay for the trip. He hoped to send money home to buy the guitar back. It sold before he got the cash together.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:00

Ezekiel's Wheels

Internationally-recognized klezmer ensemble Ezekiel’s Wheels brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. They are equally at home on the stage of the International Jewish Music Festival, where judges heralded them as “a true musical democracy,” as in the classroom, where sixth-grade student Jonathan raised his hand to tell them, “Y’all got swag.”

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:30

Lori McKenna CD Release

All Shows SOLD OUT except April 4th, 9:30pm

My name is Lori McKenna. I am releasing my 6th full-length studio record in April 2013. It is called MASSACHUSETTS.

I’m a housewife and a townie. I am a songwriter – or song chaser depending on the day. A song can be a tricky thing – no matter how simple it is. And most songs have a tendency to haunt me. But I believe that blessings come in disguise and that demons do too. And that, if we work it out right, our demons can be our blessings.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:00
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 21:30
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 19:00
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 21:30

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