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Scotland's Archie Fisher in Concert
Legendary Scottish folk troubadour Archie Fisher makes a rare appearance and brings his songs, stories and the very best of Scottish folk music to the Music in the Gallery concert series. Archie Fisher has been a towering figure in Scottish folk music for almost five decades. His achievements as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer make his place in the annals of folk music secure. He stands as a linchpin figure between that music's rural past and its largely urban present; between the Celtic and American folk-song traditions, both old and new. He has shown an expertise in marrying rhythm, melody and language which has characterized his songwriting through the years, with many of his songs having entered the contemporary folk-song canon. As a guitarist, Archie, along with Martin Carthy and Davey Graham, was among the earliest steel-string players in British folk music, devising a mix of new tunings and inventive picking that has influenced generations of successors. The range of his talents has led to collaborations with such legendary names as Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, Silly Wizard, Bert Jansch and Tom Paxton. His songs have been recorded by Stan Rogers, Eva Cassidy, Fairport Convention, and John Renbourn among others. Join us for this special appearance by Archie Fisher on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford, MA. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Cash bar and a limited menu is available. Ample free parking, open to the general public for this show, is also available. Tickets are $20 in advance online and $25 at the door. Due to the intimate setting for the concert, seating is very limited, so advance purchase is advised which guarantees seating. For ticket purchase, go to //www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050543. For further information about the concerts, write to korolenko8523@charter.net

When: Oct 21, 2017 12am to Oct 21, 2017 12am in Williamsburg, MA

Archie Fisher at Music in the Gallery Concerts

Legendary Scottish folk troubadour Archie Fisher makes a rare appearance and brings his songs, stories and the very best of Scottish folk music to the Music in the Gallery concert series.This special concert is presented through a partnership between Bostons Music for Billie and New Bedfords Music in the Gallery. Archie Fisher has been a towering figure in Scottish folk music for almost five decades. His achievements as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer make his place in the annals of folk music secure. He stands as a linchpin figure between that musics rural past and its largely urban present; between the Celtic and American folk-song traditions, both old and new. He has shown an expertise in marrying rhythm, melody and language which has characterized his songwriting through the years, with many of his songs having entered the contemporary folk-song canon. As a guitarist, Archie, along with Martin Carthy and Davey Graham, was among the earliest steel-string players in British folk music, devising a mix of new tunings and inventive picking that has influenced generations of successors. The range of his talents has led to collaborations with such legendary names as Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, Silly Wizard, Bert Jansch and Tom Paxton. His songs have been recorded by Stan Rogers, Eva Cassidy, Fairport Convention, and John Renbourn among others. Coming of age as he did at a time when folk music enjoyed its highest ever profile on the nations airwaves, Archie Fisher was also to emerge, in parallel with his performing career, as one of the genres most important ambassadors and advocates in the broadcasting world. As presenter of BBC Radio Scotlands weekly flagship show Travelling Folk, from 1983-2010, he consistently and eloquently championed the very best of Scottish folk music, complementing his support for new artists with his vast knowledge of the musics history and international context. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, Archie was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2006 for services to traditional music and, in 2007, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame. The most recent recognition of his art came in 2008 when he was granted the Tradition Bearers Award from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Canada.

When: Oct 21, 2017 7:30PM to Oct 21, 2017 10pm in Williamsburg, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD

A Fine Winter's Night, Christmas with the Heatons a Music in the Gallery Concert

Celebrate the holidays with Matt & Shannon Heatons "Fine Winter's Night," featuring original and traditional Irish music to brighten chilly winter days and warm long winter nights. For Fine Winters Night, Matt and Shannon Heaton present a banquet of songs dating from the 12th to the 21st century with husband-and-wife harmonies and instrumental accompaniment on guitar, bouzouki, Irish flute. The concert features a mix of poignancy, jubilance and reflection with songs about Victorian winter romance, the nativity and the introspective nature of the solstice, sprinkled with beautiful airs and upbeat jigs and reels. The Heaton originals sound like timeless traditional classics and their renditions of centuries-old Irish ballads often have inventive modern twists that resonate with listeners. The Boston Irish Reporter summed it: "Bringing us songs both sacred and reverent, Shannon's voice is fresh and subtle like the first dusting of snow, while Matt's light and sure guitar accompaniment sets the pace for a joyful sleigh ride...{e_description}#x5b;They{e_description}#x5d; lead us beyond familiar old songs but they don't forsake them, either. Get those cookies into the oven and invite your loved ones to tea; Matt and Shannon have made music that reminds us of what the holidays are for." With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Matt & Shannon Heaton offer Irish music from the heart. Shannon was named 2016 MA Cultural Council Traditional Artist Fellow. The Irish American News dubbed her Female Musician of the Year (2009) and Live Ireland nominated her Female Musician of the Year 2010 and 2011. Shes been compared to Alison Krauss and Altans Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh for her combination of vocal grace and instrumental prowess on Irish flute, whistles and accordion. Matt, on guitar and bouzouki, has received multiple MA Cultural Council Grants for his work. He holds a masters degree in classical guitar. Matt and Shannon are poised, passionate American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. They move listeners with their love of traditional music and their sense of adventure and fun in exploring new directions and possibilities.

When: Dec 1, 2017 7:30PM to Dec 1, 2017 10pm in Williamsburg, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD

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About Williamsburg, MA
The Town of Williamsburg Massachusetts was founded in 1771 and is located in Hampshire County.

Williamsburg contains about 3000 year round residents.

The town contains two villages Williamsburg and Haydenville which both of which contain remarkable examples of Greek revival architecture in homes as well as public buildings.