Eric McDonald & Alex Cumming LIVE in Medford, MA
Eric McDonald (Cantrip, Daymark, Outside Track) and Alex Cumming (The Teacups, Reelation, Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley) will be embarking on a very special duo tour this winter, performing some of their favorite songs from around England, Scotland, New England and beyond. Parking is available! ................................ Eric McDonald has been a professional performer and instructor of traditional and acoustic music for a decade. The early part of his career was spent cutting his teeth as a mandolinist in the rich local folk and roots music scene in Boston MA. Most of his time was given to Passim, a non-profit arts organization in Cambridge with an enriching and formative community surrounding it. Later Eric attended Berklee College of Music where he studied under world renowned mandolinist & guitarist John McGann, as well as gaining a practical knowledge of music in many styles. His education continued post Berklee and he soon found a gateway into the realm of traditional music through playing for contra dances, a native form of New England folk dance derived primarily from a combination of English, Scottish, Irish and Acadian traditions. Following the path set before him, Eric's quick ear and tasteful approach drew the interest of many around him and he found himself quickly in demand as a DADGAD guitar accompanist for musicians playing traditional music, finding a particular niche in the Scottish & Cape Breton realm. Inspired by the players around him, Eric dug deeper into the genre and developed a sincere appreciation for the music of the celtic folk revival in England, Ireland and Scotland during the 1960s and 70s. In 2014 Eric re-located to Portland, ME and began a new chapter. Now well established he maintains an active touring schedule, supplemented by recording sessions and a variety of teaching endeavors. In addition to Eric's current projects some of his touring credits include celtic supergroup The Outside Track, hodge podge folk band. The Dave Rowe Trio, up and coming Scottish fiddler Katie McNally, New England contra dance band Matching Orange, folk-pop outfit Pesky J. Nixon and renowned Cape Breton fiddlers Andrea Beaton & Wendy MacIsaac. ................................ Alex Cumming is a traditional singer, accordionist, Pianist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England, now living in Greater Boston, MA, USA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom and America with a great depth of knowledge of the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic dance-able accordion style, strong voice and his fun and engaging stage presence. Along with solo performances and calling work, Alex is a member of award winning a Capella quartet The Teacups (UK), Critically acclaimed Fiddle and Accordion duo Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley and Ceilidh band Dyer:Cummings (UK). Alex also regularly performs and records with Fatea Female Vocalist of the Year winner, Ange Hardy (UK) and BBC Young Folk Award winner James Findlay (UK). You may also see Alex out on stage with Contra dance bands Reelation (USA), Mystic River Trio (USA), Whirlwind (USA) and Four Idiots (UK). As well as performing live, Alex has starred in prime time TV shows including BBCs Edwardian Farm and played live sessions for BBC Radio. In 2014, Alex obtained a BMus Hons. in Folk & Traditional Music from Newcastle University, the only degree program of its type in England. Alex is currently on the Board of Directors at the Folk Arts Center of New England and is Interim Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford, MA.
When: Jan 28, 2018 6:30PM to Jan 28, 2018 9:15PMin Medford, MA
Cost: 15 - 15 USD
When: Feb 1, 2018 8pm in Medford, MA
2018 Model UN Intro to Crisis Conference: Crisis in the Arctic
Join us for a a day of negotiation and problem-solving using the format of a Model UN crisis simulation! This is a training crisis simulation that is open to students (grades 6-12) who are familiar with Model UN, but new to the crisis format. Middle and high school sessions will be held in separate committee rooms. Delegates who previously attended the Arctic Conference will participate in a historical crisis simulation; delegates who are new to crisis will participate in a modern simulation. There will be all the fast-paced and unpredictability of a crisis simulation with explanations and guidance in strategy and tactics. Space is limited to 20 students per school/team, and we anticipate that this event will fill up quickly! Location: The Crisis will take place at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University Date/Time: Sunday February 11. The event will start at 9:00am and end at 3:30pm. Registration will open at 8:30am. Costs: $100 per team (registration fee) and $60 per student (delegate fees). Once registered, the UNAGB will send an invoice for delegate fees to the faculty advisor. There are partial scholarships for delegate fees for students for students attending Title I qualifying schools. Please contact UNAGB directly to learn more about these. A few frequently asked questions: What does it mean that this is an 'Intro to Crisis' simulation? The day will begin with brief instructions about the 'how-to's' of crisis. Throughout the day the crisis team and chairs will make suggestions to the staff as necessary. During the faculty advisor meeting there will also be a training session for teachers and parent advisors about what takes place in crisis simulation and how to prepare students for them. It is appropriate for students at all levels of familiarity and experience as long as delegates understand that this is a training conference and that many participants will be participating for the first time. What is a 'Historical' simulation? During historical simulations, delegates focus on an event or period in history. I have high school delegates, is this conference appropriate for them? Perhaps! We believe this is appropriate for two types of high school delegates: (1) those who are new to the crisis format and want to attend a training conference before participating at a larger conference (2) aspiring team leaders who want to learn more about crisis so that they can train their own teams or run their own crisis conference. I have 6th grade students, is this conference appropriate for them? Perhaps! We believe that this conference is appropriate for advanced and independent 6th grade students who are ready for the academic and public speaking challenges of a full day of intense negotiation and debate. Why is there a space limit of 20 students per team? It's important that no one team dominates the space at this small conference. To ensure this, we are setting a limit of 20 students per team. Will students work alone or in pairs? Depending on the room, students will work alone or in pairs. They will find out their assigned role on the day of the event and, if paired, will be with students from the same schools. How will students prepare for the crisis? This is a no-prep conference! Students should be ready to engage in and discuss the topic when it is presented at the conference. I have more questions, what's the best way to ask? Please email Zenzele Best (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the UNAGB office at (617) 482-4587. We hope to see you at the conference!
When: Feb 11, 2018 9am in Medford, MA
Boston 2018 Professional Hiring Event. Meet with Top Employers.
Are you looking for a career in Sales, Banking, Customer Service, Hospitality, Financial Services, Management, Retail, Law Enforcement or Government? Come meet face to face with Recruiters and Human Resources Professionals who are hiring for immediate openings. This Professional Hiring Event is free to job seekers and allows you to connect on a personal level with the employers of your choice. What do you need to do to attend? 1. Click the register button here to secure your spot. 2.Be prepared, dress professional and be on time on the day of the event. We are looking forward to parterning with you on your career search.
When: Feb 27, 2018 10am in Medford, MA