The Earlville Opera House opens its 43rd season this Memorial Day weekend! Highlights of the season include Americana Blues legend David Bromberg, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and folk legend John McCutcheon and country star Carlene Carter of Carter Family fame.
For Celtic music lovers, North Sea Gas on May 25th captures “The Fire and Passion of Scotland” garnering them last year’s Celtic Radio Music Award for Album of the Year. This September see one of America’s most influential Irish music bands, Solas. Later in the fall, Scots Trad Music Awards Hall of Famers, the Tannahill Weavers, deliver their fire-driven instrumentals and original ballads. Returning this December is one of Ireland’s leading traditional bands, Teada, with their holiday special Irish Christmas in America.
Don’t miss the fiery Cajun, Zydeco & Honky Tonk swing music of The Revelers who combine the two groups at the vanguard of the Louisiana cultural renaissance with founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, whose powerful tonic of roots music could only come from Southwest Louisiana.
More blues to fight the blues! The Heritage Blues Quintet has been called a “one-band blues festival” with their beautiful blend of old traditional blues with some sensational modern musical talents. After last year’s 2013 Living Blues Critics Poll Award for Best New Recording/Debut Album, the band returns to the recording studio this spring and will be out on tour again in July for a show at EOH! In September, catch the Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, Janiva Magness, who sings with scorching intensity deliver her powerhouse Blues and R&B.
Exploring folk from around the world, the Jammin Divas rock while they blend stunning renditions of traditional and original folk music with elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. In July, explore the fundamentals of folk with the impressive singer songwriter, John McCutcheon, with over 30 albums and seven Grammy nominations to his name. In October spend an evening with two of Canada’s most compelling songwriters, Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan, each with multiple awards for their songwriting skill.
Bluegrass and Americana music lovers will delight in the “stomping, galloping country swing of an old-time string band,” Poor Old Shine, reminiscent of the strip-mined hollers of West Virginia! Two guitar vituosos Chris Eldridge of the Punch Brothers and prodigy Julian Lage meet up for a wild night of bluegrass and guitar. The opening act will be Tennessee’s break out band the Howlin’ Brothers with their distinctly bluegrass take on country blues. In December, EOH features the silky harmonies and the honky-tonk swing of the Sweetback Sisters’ “Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular.”
EOH continues its tradition of celebrating local talent! In June, local attorney, author and playwright, Hugh Humphreys will present The Music Room & The Other Stories. In August, Chris Bord will direct Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado.
There is still more to come – including our Earlville Awesome House series! See the calendar listing below. The Earlville Opera House is a beautiful historic landmark and a living testament to local and New York State history. In addition to its performances, EOH features three art galleries as well as workshops. For more information, http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call 315-691-3550.
|Earlville Opera House Main Stage Season Calendar ~ all shows at 8 pm unless specified. Links below are active until after the show has passed.|
|Sun, 5/25||North Sea Gas ~ Scottish Folk, Tremendous 3-Part Harmonies|
|Sat, 5/31||The Revelers ~ Cajun, Zydeco & Honky Tonk Swing|
|Sun, 6/8||5:30 pm EOH Member & Volunteer BBQ|
|Fri, 6/13||Poor Old Shine ~ Americana inspired by the Hollers of WV|
|Sat, 6/21 at 8 pm & Sun 6/22 at 3 pm|
|choose show||Hugh Humphreys presents The Music Room & The Other Stories.|
|Thurs 6/26||7 pm Meet the Divas! Special Event: The Jammin’ Divas Meet and Greet (Free)|
|*||(Barge Canal Coffee House, Lebanon St., Hamilton, NY 13346)|
|Fri, 6/27||Jammin Divas ~ Divine Harmonies & Folk from Ireland, Australia and the USA|
|Sun, 7/20||John McCutcheon~ Folk Icon and Virtuoso Guitar & Hammer Dulcimer|
|Sat, 7/26||The Heritage Blues Quintet ~ One Band Blues Festival|
|Evening shows on Fri, 8/8 and Sat, 8/9 at 8 pm & Sun matinee on 8/10 at 3 pm|
|choose show||Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado.|
|Sat, 8/16||Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) & Julian Lage ~ Virtuoso Guitars /Bluegrass with the Howlin’ Brothers opening|
|Sat, 8/29||Carlene Carter ~ Embraces Carter Family Legacy in New Release “Carter Girl”|
|Fri, 9/5||Janiva Magness ~ Powerhouse Blues and R&B from Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year|
|Fri, 9/19||Solas. ~ Premier Irish-American band|
|Sat, 9/27||David Bromberg Quintet ~ Americana Blues Legend|
|Sat, 10/4||Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan– An eve with Two of Canada’s most powerful songwriters!|
|Fri, 10/10||Tannahill Weavers ~ High Powered Scottish Traditional|
|More TBA in the fall Arts Café Series|
|Fri, 12/12||Teada’s Irish Christmas in America – EOH presenting at the Catherine Cummings Theater in Cazenovia confirmed!|
|Fri, 12/19||Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular – EOH at the Oneida Community Mansion House Theater confirmed|
|Earlville Awesome House Calendar: Kids & Families! All shows at 7 pm unless specified Links below are active until after the show has passed.|
|Thurs, 7/10||6:30 pm Instrument Petting Zoo! Meet the Instruments before Symphoria concert at 7:30 on the Village Green in Hamilton, NY. Rain location: Colgate Chapel|
|Sat, 7/12||Magpie: A MIGHTY HARD ROAD Celebrating The Music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger ~ Folk Concert & Intro to Songwriting Workshop** FREE EARLVILLE AWESOME HOUSE EVENT|
|Fri 7/25||Dancin’ In the Streets Show! Celebrating Music & Dance of the 50s and 60s part of a week long workshop for gr 5 to 12|
|Fri 8/1||The Really Big EOH Circus Show! “Cirque de Shiny” part of a week long workshop for ages 6 to 13|
|Fri, 8/15||Quiet Riot – Storytelling Concert/ Building Strong Communities Workshop** FREE EARLVILLE AWESOME HOUSE EVENT
Martha Redbone Band – Blues – EOH cosponsors at the Native American Festival at Colgate University – Free (Festival runs 9:30 am to 5 pm)
|Sat, 10/25||The Haunted Opera House! Free
|**FREE EARLVILLE AWESOME ARTS EXPANDING LIFE SKILLS EVENTS|
|These performances with-workshops are funded, in part, with a grant from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Madison County Youth Bureau and through our IPAD raffle sales!|