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Off The Common
Coffeehouse
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at the
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
   

Atwater-Donnelly
Dec 3, 2016

Atwater-Donnelly at Off The Common 12/3/16

To those who...deny the human spirit, I give you these chroniclers of its joys and sorrows, light and dark, hope and despair and say that they have but liberated what is in us all. Their dancing notes say, 'Here it is! Humanity's real self. Look! Isn't it wondrous? -- From "The Folk Singers" by Philip R. Pearson, Jr. in his book Poetry is to be Consumed, Vantage Press, New York

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... how wonderful your performance at Providence Performing Arts Center was this morning. You really connected with the students, the ushers, and the PPAC staff members. The musical, dance, historical, and educational aspects of your program were so well interwoven and entertaining! You all are absolutely delightful ... and your combined talents are awe-inspiring ... it was one of the best Arts Showcase programs we've presented, and we will be anxious to have the Atwater~Donnelly Band back again! -- Cynthia Goldsmith, Executive Assistant & Community Outreach Coordinator, Providence Performing Arts Center

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Atwater~Donnelly are marvelous musicians. Their voices blend beautifully, their instrumental work is sparkling, and they are captivating performers. I could listen to them for hours. -- Frank Dudgeon, WUMB, Boston, MA

Their Music ...

The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, a capella pieces, old-time gospel songs, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork, and Tap.
Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song origins to create a deeper understanding of the music and its cultural history. And, because they have such an extensive repertoire, special programs and workshops can be tailored for festivals, schools, colleges, libraries, women's history, and holidays.

 

Also Appearing - The Vox Hunters

The Vox Hunters at Off The Common 12/3/16

Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are musically bound by a shared love of traditional Irish music, which originally brought them together, as well as an eclectic and ever-growing amalgam of songs both inside and far outside the realm of ‘folk music’. With fiddle in hand, a couple concertinas, banjo and a pair of complementary voices, The Vox Hunters present an exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs and musical varia.

The Vox Hunters' philosophy is that the search for good songs is endless and satisfyingly so. We don't aim to fuse genres, push boundaries, or redefine 'folk music' -- we simply sing songs we like to sing in exactly the way we like to sing them. Our influences and inspirations are voices in the English, American, and Irish folk music realm, but we allow our ears a long musical leash.

 

General Information


The 2016/2017 Season --

 

Oct 1

Kerri Powers with Carrie Ferguson

 

Nov 5

Greg Greenway

 

Dec 3

Atwater-Donnelly with The Vox Hunters

 

Jan 7

The Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert

 

Feb 4

Don White

 

Mar 4

The Boxcar Lilies with Sparrow Blue

 

Apr 1

Bill Staines

 

May 6

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio with Emily Mure

Previous Seasons