coffeehouse off the square
Old Ship Parish House, Fellowship Hall
107 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
• All events are at 8 PM on the third Saturday of the month except for the Christmas Concert at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 20th.
• All except split bills and the Christmas Concert begin with an open microphone. Come and let us hear you.
• Admission is $15 and benefits the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
The coffeehouse is always in need of volunteers, be it with stage setup and takedown, kitchen help, postering and publicity, or on the music committee. We very much need your help. Please get in touch with us at: 781-749-1767 or email@example.com
The handicapped-accessible Parish Hall, 107 Main Street, Hingham Square, is just up from the Loring Hall Theater, on the MBTA’s 220 bus from Quincy Center, and a scenic long walk from the West Hingham commuter rail station.
For more information, call (781) 749-1767.
Contact person: Eric Eldering Cornetta
SCHEDULE FOR 2016 - 2017
SEPTEMBER 17th -
Inca Son - Song and Dance of the Andes.
OCTOBER 15th –
MARTIN GROSWENDT & SUSANNE SALEM-SCHATZ
split bill with LORRAINE & BENNETT HAMMOND
Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz- “Martin and
Susanne make beautiful and compelling music together. Multi-instrumentalist Martin is one of roots music’s ‘best kept secrets’ while Susanne complements his stunning understated instrumental work and soulful singing with her rock solid rhythm, distinctive
harmonies and powerful lead vocals. Andy Wallace, former program director, National Folk Festival. Suanne and Martin explore traditional and vernacular American music in a unique way, especially in interpreting pre-war blues and other southern roots
music. Don’t miss them.
Lorraine and Bennett Hammond - The Hammonds combine
exemplary dulcimer and guitar playing, great voices and a broad adventurous repertory. As others have said: “Lorraine is considered among the country’s best and most innovative dulcimer players. Bennett is a deceptively inventive and intelligent fingerstyle
guitarist – deceptive because, however inventive or finger stretching his playing is, it is sublimely melodic — the two embrace the calm grace of the music”. New England Folk Almanac , and (a) “Dazzling, witty, eclectic, delightful duo. These two are gentle masters of folk melody.” The Boston Globe
NOVEMBER 19th –
Though the name is an old testament reference the symbolic
wheels seen by the prophet Ezekiel, the Wheels’ music is both tradition-based and
lively and current. After busking on the T and at Farmers Markets they entered and
won first place and a recording contract at the Jewish Music Festival and subsequent
prizes as Best Klezmer Band and an Audience Pick award at other festivals. Led by the
renowned Cesar Villalobos, their music – part traditional Jewish, part jazz, part
vaudeville and totally captivating - is not to be missed. It promises to be a memorable
evening. A Chaim! To Life!
DECEMBER 18th –
Aine’s renowned harp playing, her
beautiful ,nearly ethereal singing voice, and her sometimes enchanting guests have made
this sell-out event the high point of many recent seasons. From her time as harpist in
residence at Ireland’s Bunratty Castle, to her playing and teaching her, Aine’ only gets
better. This time she will be playing at the Old Ship’s beautiful and evocative sanctuary.
JANUARY 21st –
PAUL RICHELLE & ANNIE RAINES
This W.C. Handy Award –winning Delta
Blues Duo combines Paul’s earthy singing, sweet but pungent guitar style and
knowledge of the genre with Annie’s spirited soaring vocals and fierce harmonica work
with results “So good it hurts” according to the renowned Pine Top Perkins. The former
Little Annie Raines just keeps growing and together they continue to thrill audiences far
and wide. If you have not heard this talented duo in person you have a treat coming.
www.Paul and Annie.com
FEBRUARY 18th -
McISAAC & ROSS
split bill with JAY PSAROS
Jay Psaros’ honest song writing and strong guitar playing led
WERS-FM to find him an “Artist on the verge” while the Patriot Ledger called his CD
“Tripping and Running” one of the “Top Ten Local Albums of 2010” Others find his
recent CD “Up On the Road” to be ”eclectic; sometimes poppy and downright
danceable.” If you missed him at the Snug , this s your chance to catch up with him.
Kevin MacIsaac and Deborah Ross have long been local
favorites as singer songwriters, traditional performers and presenters of other artists.
Their fine playing and singing and light humorous touch and personal generosity make
them a pleasure to hear and to know. We are glad to welcome them back.
MARCH 18th -
The inimitable Robbie O’Connell is great fun with his
playful humor (“Mr. Galileo”), and then evocative, with his tribute to some of Ireland’s
darker days, and finally romantic with classics like The Sally Gardens.” He draws on his
experiences with his uncles The Clancy Brothers and with his cousin Aoife Clancy
but ultimately we get to spend a memorable evening with the unique Robbie O’Connell
APRIL 15th -
Memphis Rockabillies-The name almost says it all. Are they Southern, rock and roll,
hillbillies or more? Yes. all of those and more. The play originals and standards drawn
from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, blues, rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and make
it all their own. The band tragically lost one of its moving spirits with the death of
Hingham’s Jeff Spencer just before their first time here, but they went on to do a
glorious tribute concert and have continued since. They MRB are also a great dance
band. We’ll leave some floor for you. WWW.Memphisrockabillyband.com
MAY 20th -
After growing up with Vivaldi and Bluegrass, by the 7th grade Jake
was playing in his father Taylor’s cutting edge bluegrass band Northern Lights. He has
since developed his own “seamless blend of folk and bluegrass” and the Boston Globe’s
Scott Alarik finds him “the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from Boston’s
folk scene in years [with] a timeless folk-pop melodicism.” Jake is also a first rate fiddler
and mandolinist. WWW.jakearmerding.com