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Branford Folk Music Society Schedule of Events
Posted on August 26th, 2016

​Branford Folk Music Society
2016/2017 Schedule
First Congregational Church of Branford,
1009 Main Street, Branford, CT
September 10, 2016 – Old Howard Troupe
The Old Howard Troupe is a nine-member vintage ensemble, bringing the “Old English Music Hall” to churches, taverns, museums and music halls of New England. Members of the Troupe wear Victorian-style stage costumes typical of the era and perform the hits of the music hall stage, with and without accompaniment. The troupe includes: Lynn Feingold, Anabel Graetz, Jeff Keller, 
Angela Kessler, Jeremy Kessler, Jean K. Monroe, Phil Nimerskern and Lynn Noel.
October 8, 2016 – Calan
Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe
new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.
November 12, 2016 – Elias Ladino Ensemble
The Elias Ladino Ensemble is one of the very few Sephardic groups whose vocalists are native speakers of Ladino. They are the real thing, having been born and raised in that musical tradition. Their instrumentalists have mastered “A la Turka” ensemble playing as well as World Class solo virtuosity.
December 10, 2016 – Bruce Molsky
Bruce Molsky is “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones)
and a twice-Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song.
He has dug into the deepest reaches of mountain music, while growing his own unique voice.
January 14, 2017 – April Verch Band
While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. 
Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuringacoustic guitar, mandolin,
bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.
February 11, 2017 – Coracree
Coracree melds a transatlantic mix of traditional Celtic, Old-time, European, and original music with a playful, improvisational style. Featuring the lively fiddling of Jane Rothfield,
the driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin & melodeon,  Sarah Gowan’s inventive guitar stylings and the melodic and rhythmic stand-up bass playing of Allan Carr.
March 11, 2017 – Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
Harmony, rhythm, indelible songs are the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. This band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, ukulele), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion).
April 8, 2017– Lou and Peter Berryman
Lou and Peter Berryman are musical humorists who have delighted nationwide audiences
for more than thirty-five years. Frequent comparisons to Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann, and Gilbert and Sullivan notwithstanding, these two are originals, blending Midwestern culture with intelligent observation in a whimsical and wonderfully accessible performance.
May 20, 2017 (third Saturday) – Tom Lewis
Tom is a 24-year veteran of Her Majesty's Royal Naval diesel submarines; although now he's comfortably located on dry land. His songs cover a wide range of nautical topics, from life on board H.M. ships, through the loneliness and lure of the sea, to traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry, set to his own, and others' melodies.
Concerts begin at 8:00 pm
Wheelchair accessible
For more information call: 203-488-7715 or Email:
Branford Folk Music Society - Traditionally, the Best Folk Music in southern Connecticut since 1973
Branford Folk Music Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization recognized as 
tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(3).

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