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Fine Winter's Night with Matt and Shannon Heaton
Welcome the holidays with Matt & Shannon Heaton's "Fine Winter's Night," featuring original and traditional Irish music to brighten chilly winter days and warm long winter nights. Come experience this special holiday concert, part of the Music in the Gallery concert series. For "Fine Winter's 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 sleighride...[They] 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."Join us for this special holiday Music in the Gallery concert featuring Matt and Shannon Heaton on Friday, December 1, 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/3050554. For further information about the concerts, write to korolenko8523@charter.net

When: Dec 1, 2017 12am to Dec 1, 2017 12am in Williamsburg, MA

New Bedford Preservation Society's 26th Annual Holiday House Tour

Capture the holiday spirit on the New Bedford Preservation Society’s 26th Annual Holiday House Tour December 9 (4-8 p.m.) and 10(1-5 p.m.). Starting point for both tours will be the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, where a pre-tour brunch will be served on Sunday, December 10 (11 to 1 p.m.) and where the Holiday Raffle and Silent Auction will be held during tour hours. Brunch reservations ($20 including tax and tip) are suggested but not required.  Call the Wamsutta Club directly at 508-997-7431 for brunch reservations.

You will be inspired by the varied architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season.  Always popular on the tour are the costumed historic interpreters greeting visitors at one of the historic homes.

Tour tickets are $25 at the door.  Advance tickets ($22) can be purchased online (through November 30th only) or at ticket sites in Greater New Bedford beginning mid-November: Arthur Moniz Gallery, New Bedford Antiques at Wamsutta, and New York Shoe Repair; in Dartmouth at The Ultimate Touch Nail Salon; in Fairhaven at Periwinkles; and in Marion at the Marion General Store. Tickets purchased online will not be mailed but will be held for you at the ticket table at the Wamsutta Club.  N. B. Preservation Society members receive a $2 discount on advance purchase tickets.

Call the society office 508-997-6425 or visit http://nbpreservationsociety.org/housetours.html



When: Dec 9, 2017 4pm in Williamsburg, MA

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Bostons roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Laura Cortese has a vision for her band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. It's appropriate then that the quartet, featuring Cortese, call themselves Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/hardingfele/vox), and a rotating cast of female bass players pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. Watching them on the main stage at a summer folk festival, or tearing it up late-night at a club, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. True to their adventurous spirit and wide-ranging influences, the group was recently selected for the second consecutive year from a pool of 400 bands to tour with the US State Department's American Music Abroad program. In 2014, the band toured India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh to perform and teach as artist ambassadors.

When: Apr 13, 2018 6:30PM to Apr 13, 2018 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.