Burren Backroom Series
The Burren Backroom Series, launched in October of 2011, has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations. These shows are held in a truly atmospheric space, created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts. Wednesday night shows are hosted by Brian O'Donovan of "A Celtic Sojurn" on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, & conversations around the music. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights shows feature an eclectic mix of artists and styles of music. To see details about coming down to The Burren Backroom Series, check out www.burren.com for all list of all shows and many other musical events in our front and back rooms
The Minstrel is a concert series run by the Folk Project, a non-profit folk music and arts organization. We use the facilities of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ. We hold shows every Friday, year round, and the second Friday of the month is an open stage/audition night. The music we present is "folk" music in its broadest sense. That is, in addition to traditional American and ethnic "folk" music (in its purist definition), we welcome music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters, and other types of music more folkie in attitude than in content. Shows start at 7:30 PM; dress is casual. We serve coffee, teas, and baked goods. There is no alcohol or tobacco on the premises. Admission is inexpensive; on our regular Friday concerts we ask $10.00 on your way in, plus the rest of what you thought the show was really worth on your way out. This additional amount goes to supplement what we pay the feature performer. All tickets are sold at the door. No advance sales or reservations are necessary.
Dittyville: Carl Jones...
Carl Jones is an American songwriter that is widely respected for his instrumental talents and original songs about the joys and tribulations of day-to-day life in the South. His songs have been recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Kate Campbell, Rickie Simpkins with Tony Rice, and others. His song Last Time On The Road was on the grammy-award-winning album Unleashed by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Originally born in Macon, Georgia, Carl currently lives in Galax, Virginia with wife and musical partner - fiddler, Erynn Marshall. In the 1980’s he played mandolin with James Bryan, Norman and Nancy Blake as part of the Rising Fawn String Ensemble and during the same period won 3rd place and a guitar in the fingerpick-guitar category at Winfield, KS. Carl later toured with Beverly Smith and has recorded many CD's including Traveling Star featuring his original songs and a 2015 duet album Sweet Memories Never Leave with Erynn Marshall which has received great reviews. Carl is known for his keen sense of humor and as a charismatic teacher. Carl has performed or taught all over the United States, Canada and Europe. For more information please visit: www.dittyville.com