Monday, April 25, 2011

Harp Music with Kate Chadbourne


Join us for an evening of harp music with Kate Chadbourne on Thursday, May 5, at 7 pm. Kate is a singer, storyteller, and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes, and piano. She holds a Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore – but the heart of her understanding of Irish folk tradition comes from encounters with singers, storytellers, and great talkers in Ireland.

She has been a “tradition bearer” in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College. Her music was featured recently on NPR’s programs, “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered,” and songs from her latest CD, The Irishy Girl, are played on Irish radio programs throughout the country.

The Harp-Boat, a collection of poems about her father, a Maine lobsterman, won the Kulupi Press 2007 Sense of Place Chapbook Contest and was published in 2008. Whether she is singing, telling stories, teaching, or sharing a poem, she aims to leave her audiences moved, enlivened, and eager for their own adventures.

CDs will be on sale for cash or personal check. The concert is free and open to all. Click here, call 424-5021 or email mmkpl@merrimack.lib.nh.us to save your seat. Visit Kate on the web at www.katechadbourne.com.

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