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Brian Peters In Connecticut

NOMADMan 06 Mar 09 - 10:17 AM
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Nick E 08 Mar 09 - 12:05 AM
Murray MacLeod 08 Mar 09 - 04:31 AM
Brian Peters 08 Mar 09 - 07:30 AM
NOMADMan 09 Mar 09 - 07:24 PM
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Subject: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: NOMADMan
Date: 06 Mar 09 - 10:17 AM

Brian Peters will be performing at the Branford Folk Music Society Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. Brian is a leading English squeezebox player, a virtuoso on the melodeon and Anglo concertina. He is also a talented guitarist and a singer of traditional songs, who also performs the work of leading contemporary songwriters and contributes some songs of his own.

Brian is a fantastic interpreter and serious scholar of the Child Ballads. His most recent CD, "Songs of Trial and Triumph," consists entirely of fresh, innovative interpretations of Child Ballads - 14 of them.

Instrumentally, Brian includes Northern English dance music in his repertoire, researching, playing and teaching rare tunes from centuries-old manuscripts as well as composing new tunes in traditional style. He also makes occasional forays into ragtime, blues and rock 'n' roll, again without departing from his traditional roots.

There is a more complete description, along with some audio clips of Brian's work, on the Branford Folk Music Society website.

Branford Folk Music Society Homepage

Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: bbc
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 09:14 AM

This might be a possibility, John. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: Celtaddict
Date: 07 Mar 09 - 10:48 PM

If you have not seen Brian, try to get there. He may be best known for his squeezebox work but I love his way with ballads!!


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: Nick E
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 12:05 AM

pardon my ignorance
Child Ballads
what are they?


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 04:31 AM

The Child Ballads are a collection of 305 ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants, collected by Francis James Child in the late nineteenth century. The collection was published as The English and Scottish Popular Ballads between 1882 and 1898 by Houghton Mifflin in 10 volumes.


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: Brian Peters
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 07:30 AM

Thank you Murray, but for Nick's benefit let me expand a little on what the ballads actually consist of (there's plenty about them on Mudcat, of course). They include everything from the magical epics like 'Tam Lin', or the 'Two Sisters', to quite familiar songs such as 'Scarborough Fair' and 'High Barbary', along with a few comedy numbers like 'Seven Drunken Nights' and 'Get Up and Bar the Door'. Somewhere or other I've described them as the crown jewels of English-language traditional folksong, and, yes, I do sing a fair number of them.


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: NOMADMan
Date: 09 Mar 09 - 07:24 PM

Just to refresh the thread and provide some additional information.

The Branford Folk Music Society Coffeehouse is located in the hall of the First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, Connecticut. That is on the Connecticut shoreline, a couple of towns east of New Haven. The Church is in the middle of downtown, on the Branford green.

To get there, take the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to exit 54 (Cedar Street). Go south on Cedar Street, passing through the traffic light at Route 1 and continuing to the end. Turn left onto Main Street, go a short distance to downtown and the green. The Congregational Church is the brick church to the right of the green.

For more information, see the website (URL in opening post above), or call 203-488-7715.

Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: NOMADMan
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 08:30 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: NOMADMan
Date: 13 Mar 09 - 03:52 PM

Just one last note regarding Connecticut - Brian will also perform at a house concert in North Stonington on Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. North Stonington is farther up I-95 near the Rhode Island border.

Since this is a house concert, seating is limited and reservations are required. The telephone number is 860-434-2047.

Regards,
John


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Subject: RE: Brian Peters In Connecticut
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Mar 09 - 11:31 AM

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