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From both the streets of Dublin and the backroads of Ireland come FullSet’s half-dozen relatively young musicians, putting a fresh touch on the traditional music of their country, be it “Half-Hanged MacNaghten” or “Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor.”

From both the streets of Dublin and the backroads of Ireland come FullSet’s half-dozen relatively young musicians, putting a fresh touch on the traditional music of their country, be it “Half-Hanged MacNaghten” or “Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor.”

“The place was hopping with ‘woos’ and ‘yeos’ to songs like ‘The Glen Road to Carrick’ and a set of jigs called ‘The Green Fields of Woodford,’” reported Pat Byrne after attending the release of FullSet’s second album to a packed crowd in Dublin. Part of a new wave of upstart Irish bands carrying traditional melodies far into this century, FullSet has unquestionably made its mark on the Celtic music scene since its start, in 2011. The potent mix of guitar, flute, uilleann pipes, bodhrán (Celtic drum) and accordion carries that haunting, indelibly Irish sound straight into the ears and hearts of audience members wherever the band travels.

And though they don’t have decades of touring under their belts, don’t let the band’s youthfulness fool you. Director of Irish Studies, Traolach O’Riordain sums it up succinctly: “There are two kinds of musicians in Ireland…You have those who learn the traditional music in school, and those who learn it from their parents and grandparents, just as they learned it from their parents and grandparents before them, all the way back to the time God was a small boy. FullSet falls into the latter category.” Indeed, this band is so well-respected that they’ve garnered multiple nominations from the Irish Music Awards, and won the honor of Top Traditional Group in 2014.

new fullset CDTheir debut album, “Notes at Liberty,” proved them to be highly accomplished.  “It’s a powerfully confident debut from a band definitely to watch,” wrote John O’Regan, in a review of “Notes at Liberty” for Irish Music Magazine. “The blazing energy they possess is matched with confident instrumental skill and imaginative outcome.” “There’s enough spit and vinegar in their music,” he decided, “to balance the studied atmospherics.”

The band followed with the release of their second CD, Notes After Dark with more critical acclaim.

LINKS TO MUSIC SAMPLES

FullSet – Tree Reels, Glenstal Abbey 2011

FullSet – The Heathery Cruach, Duiske Abbey 2011

FullSet – Corofin Nights, Duiske Abbey 2011

FullSet – Seven Gypsies, Duiske Abbey 2011

FullSet – Lost and Found Jigs

Don’t miss an evening with these exciting and virtuosic players on Saturday, August 8th, at 8pm. We are grateful to NBT Bank for sponsoring this event. Admission is $20 for nonmembers, $18 for members, and students are discounted to $15. Premium pricing applies for the front-most four rows. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Don’t forget to visit our three Earlville Galleries with three quilt exhibits and the Artisans’ Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists showcasing everything from jewelry to blown glass to pottery. The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and hot coffee and tea.

For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

 

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This Friday night at 7 pm, come see this year’s Cirque De Spider! 

SPONSORED BY THE COLGATE BOOKSTORE!

STARRING:

8.5 by 11 circusOpal Amann-Burns
Sophie Buckingham
Klara Burkhart-Spiegel
Astrid Burkhart-Spiegel
Eli Goldstein
Autumn Hames
Gavin Hames
“Nico” Nicholas Hay
Emily Holm
Andrew Holm
Ella Holm
Sarah Klingaman
Vivi Linden
Zoe Mantaro
Christopher Racino
Finn Safford-Cameron
Fiona Safford-Cameron
Robert Schaefer
Lindsay Speer
Clark Vischi

ARTISTIC DIRECTION BY JEN TAYLOR OF OM-FLY!

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Day 2

Day 3

More to come!

cincinnati creek liveSoaring harmonies. Front-porch picking. Down-home gospel and bluegrass songs. All these musical stylings and more will be on display when local bluegrass foursome Cincinnati Creek comes to the Hamilton Village Green Thursday, July 30th at 7pm.

The band features members who’ve been playing in the area together and separately for over 14 years. Lori Thompson, who plays guitar and mandolin in the band, has been writing original music for several decades, including “The Ghost of Wash Loomis,” a ballad about the infamous Loomis Gang. Rounding out the group are banjoist Chris Pepe, bassist Cathy Martin, and guitar and mandolinist Gary Dygert.   Their music can frequently be heard on WKTV’s “Mohawk Valley Living.”

For more than a decade, Arts in the Park has provided area residents with an opportunity to enjoy free live music and participate in the arts community in the heart of downtown Hamilton. This season’s offerings run the gamut from folk to rock, big band to bluegrass, and bluesy Americana to concert band music.

Cincinnati Creek - will perform the last summer concert on the Hamilton Village Green August 15, 2013

Cincinnati Creek with Bluegrass tunes and Mountain Ballads.

Continuing into August, Arts in the Park will bring Monk Rowe and the Roots of Rock & Roll, a lively trio that covers the 25 years of early rock and roll, from Chuck Berry to Carl Perkins, In the Mood to Great Balls of Fire, on August 6th. Closing out the summer concert series, fast-emerging indie trio Shivering Timbers brings their ethereal Americana harmonies and bluesy punk sensibilities to the green on Thursday, August 13th.

Hamilton Arts in the Park is presented by the Village of Hamilton and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House. The Village of Hamilton is grateful for funds from the Decentralization Program. The Decentralization Program is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by CNY Arts in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. These funds are made possible with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more in depth information about the artists or the Village Series visit our event calendar on the EOH website at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call us at (315) 691- 3550.

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Nicholas Williams and Kathleen Krumbach in rehearsals for Putting It Together!

Moss Island Productions and the Earlville Opera House are presenting Stephen Sondheim’s PUTTING IT TOGETHER at the Earlville Opera House 18 East Main St, Earlville, NY.  Putting it Together celebrates Sondheim’s music and lyrics with songs from many of his greatest hits.

Every Sondheim song is a three-act play set to beautiful music. They’re not easy to learn, but once you have, you never forget them, because he writes magnificent poetry. If I have to choose a favorite number, it would be ‘Anyone Can Whistle,’ although I love all of them.” —Carol Burnett, performer (The Wife in Putting It Together)

The action in PUTTING IT TOGETHER takes place at an all-night, black-tie party in a penthouse. The hosts, a middle-aged couple, face their disillusions and marital troubles. A younger, less jaundiced couple struggles with their own ambitions and desires, while a commentator oversees and influences the action.

The revue celebrates the music of Stephen Sondheim, who is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. (wiki)

I’ve often referred to Stephen Sondheim as today’s Shakespeare. Like Shakespeare, there are so many layers to his words and imagery. You can revisit their works time and time again, and there is always something new to discover.” —Barbara Cook, performer (Star of Mostly Sondheim, Performer in Sondheim on Sondheim)

THE CAST:

Janet Engle – Woman 1

Janet Engle is enjoying her 2nd production at the Earville Opera House after playing Yum-Yum in last summer’s production of The Mikado. Before settling in Clinton, NY, Janet started her theater career as Peter Pan in sixth grade, followed by various theater productions and musical venues around the country. She most recently appeared as Mrs. Patrick in A Man of No Importance at the Redhouse Theater in Syracuse, Diana Bingley in I Love You Because with Moss Island Productions, and Mrs. Walker in Tommy with Outcast International. A huge fan of his brilliant work, this is Janet’s 4th and most challenging Sondheim show. She adores Julie Andrews, and is so pleased to even attempt performing the daunting role that she triumphed in on Broadway.

Kathleen Krumbach – Woman 2

Kat is thrilled to be a part of this cast. She has also performed with HPYT, Players of Utica, Outcast, and Rome Summerstage. Her last onstage performance was in I Love You Because, directed by Chris Bord. Kat is attending Syracuse University in the fall to study music education.

Nicholas Williams – Man 1

Nicholas is a sophomore at SUNY Fredonia studying Music Education and Theater. He performed in his first Gilbert and Sullivan show The Mikado last year at the Earlville Opera House and is excited to return to perform in his first Sondheim production. He has also performed in other productions of Annie, Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, and 9 to 5.

Chris Bord – Man 2

Chris’s recent stage appearances include God of Carnage (Players of Utica), The Who’s Tommy (Outcast), Death of a Salesman (Palace Players), and Avenue Q (Players of Utica). In 2014 Chris directed and appeared in the musical I Love You Because, as well as the political drama The God Game. He also directed Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado at The Earlville Opera House.   Chris thanks everyone who made this production happen – Patti and the team at EOH, all of the actors and tech crew, Pat and Christine and Mary, Pea Rob, and especially his very patient family.

John Murphy – Man 3

John is happy to play the mischievous Man 3. He has performed in several Sondheim productions at Players of Utica – Sweeney Todd, Side by Side by Sondheim and last fall’s production of Company. Other local credits include Godspell, The Full Monty, and three premiere productions: an opera, Molly of the Mohawks, and two musicals, In Person and Bawdy Town. John lives in Clinton with three fellow thespians, his wife Marilee and sons Nick and Jack. He’d like to dedicate each performance of “Merrily We Roll Along” to his wonderful wife, because that never gets old, and neither does she.

Putting It Together:  Draws its title from a song in Sunday in the Park with George, it was devised by Sondheim and Julia McKenzie. The revue has received several productions, beginning with its premiere in England in 1992, Broadway in 1999 and the West End in 2014. The revue came about due to many requests for a new version of Sondheim’s 1976 revue, Side by Side by Sondheim. Having resisted a new show, he was finally convinced by producer Cameron Mackintosh, and Julia McKenzie was brought in to assist.

Described by Frank Rich of The New York Times as “now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater,” Stephen Sondheim‘s most famous works include (as composer and lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. (wiki)

Show times are: Friday, July 24 8:00pm, Saturday, July 25 8:00 pm, and Sunday, July 26 3:00 pm.

Admission is $17, $15 for EOH members, and $12 for students.

Link to EOH event page: showtimes and links to tickets at bottom of page

Sample of the title song…Putting it Together

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Director & Ringleader of Om-FLY, Jen Taylor is a yoga instructor, philosopher and musician. She studied philosophy at Vassar, engaged Buddhism with legendary peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn in Plum Village, France, trapeze with Brooklyn-based LAVA, and circus with legendary Circus Minimus Director Kevin O’Keefe. A certified Flying & CircusYoga instructor, Taylor has extensive experience teaching children from many different communities and across the cognitive-emotional spectrum.

Few things are more special than watching a shy or nervous kid truly blossom with the guidance of a nurturing instructor. Few things are more rewarding than seeing an energetic kid gain the focus that comes from being completely engaged and in touch with their bodies. With that in mind, the Earlville Opera House presents its annual weeklong Circus workshop, which starts on Monday, July 27th. The circus workshop features the fun of performance and learning new skills, while emphasizing positive youth development and team building.

Children will explore juggling, trapeze, tightrope walking, tumbling, clowning, and other circus performance activities under the guidance of Jen Taylor from OM-Fly Circus School. A true “kid whisperer,” Taylor knows how to coax the enthusiasm and cooperation—and yen for performance—that often lurks just below the surface with kids. The EOH Circus Workshop for kids ages 6-13 runs Monday through Friday, 7/27 – 7/31 from 9am-3pm, daily. On Friday, July 31st, kids put on their Really Big Show at 7pm.

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build strength and flexibility
aerial arts, like trapeze and silks, combined with circus skills and yoga, build more core strength than any other sport.

increase concentration and focus
circus arts greatly improve concentration and sense of calm. learning and attention deficit disorders improve and/or “disappear” in the circus classroom.

build confidence
“look at me!” – with the wide variety of skills taught, learning a juggling trick or move on the trapeze, everyone will find something they can excel at.

partnership & cooperation
circus arts are non-competitive and require collaboration, trust and support of each other. when every individual shines we experience true community.

maintain a healthy body
when you don’t use it, you lose it. in circus we use it all!

Registration is limited to 30 students. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. The cost of the workshop is $285 or $265 for EOH members per child, which includes T-shirt. The Earlville Opera House (or Awesome House for kids) is located at 18 East Main Street in Earlville, located just off Route 12B. For more information, please call (315) 691-3550.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

Cazenovia Community BandDrawn together by a love of music, the diverse members of the Cazenovia Community Band will present a free concert on the Hamilton Village Green Thursday, July 23rd, at 7pm. Young and old, experienced and novice, traditional and experimental, the group includes professional musicians as well as enthusiastic hobbyists, and their performances feature a variety of wind ensemble music, from marches to show tunes, classical to contemporary.

Enjoy an evening of music in a beautiful park setting! Come early with a picnic, or check out the local eateries. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. FREE! The band for this performance is so large that we will not be able to use our rain location at the Colgate Inn. We will have to cancel the show if it rains. To confirm, please call us at 315-691-3550 and we’ll post a recording and also on our website: www.earlvilleoperahouse.com

For more than a decade, Arts in the Park has provided area residents with an opportunity to enjoy free live music and participate in the arts community in the heart of downtown Hamilton. This season’s offerings run the gamut from folk to rock, big band to bluegrass, and bluesy Americana to concert band music.  Coming Thursday, July 30th, the locally known bluegrass foursome Cincinnati Creek will bring their soaring harmonies and sweet front-porch picking to the village green.

Continuing into August, Arts in the Park will bring Monk Rowe and the Roots of Rock & Roll, a lively trio that covers the 25 years of early rock and roll, from Chuck Berry to Carl Perkins, In the Mood to Great Balls of Fire, on August 6th. Closing out the summer concert series, fast-emerging indie trio Shivering Timbers brings their ethereal Americana harmonies and bluesy punk sensibilities to the green on Thursday, August 13th.

Hamilton Arts in the Park is presented by the Village of Hamilton and co-presented by the Earlville Opera House. The Village of Hamilton is grateful for funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts. For more in depth information about the artists or the Village Series visit our event calendar on the EOH website at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call us at (315) 691- 3550.

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Intrigue! Infidelity! Putting It Together has it all!

Moss Island Productions and the Earlville Opera House are presenting Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together at the Earlville Opera House 18 East Main St, Earlville, NY.

Show times:

Friday, July 24 8:00pm,

Saturday, July 25 8:pm,

Sunday, July 26 3:00pm.

Putting it Together celebrates Sondheim’s music and lyrics with songs from shows including Company, Into the Woods, Follies, A Little Night Music and even Assassins. Many of his greatest hits are compiled into one revue that brings new meaning to his well-loved classics. The setting is an anniversary party, where two couples and an intriguing uninvited guest gather for the evening. The characters, and their relationships to each other, are revealed through the songs – in the alternately surprising, humorous and poignant ways that are uniquely Stephen Sondheim.

Pat Stone is the director. She has directed opera productions, opera scenes, and opera outreach programs for various New York City and regional opera companies across the country including Central City Opera, Baltimore Opera, Tulsa Opera, Utah Opera, Chautauqua Opera, the National Opera Association, Inwood Opera, and Regina Opera. Productions include Madam Butterfly, La Traviata, La Boheme, La tragedie de Carmen, Emmeline, and The Face on the Barroom Floor, also designing the sets for many of these shows.

Mary Sugar is the pianist. She spent 11 years as a musical director, pianist, and teacher in New York City, where she worked on and off-Broadway, at Lincoln Center, and in many other venues. She went around the world as conductor/pianist for Leslie Uggams, and did a concert tour of Tuscany with singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom and George Ball. Mary has also worked with Clay Aiken, Connie Francis, James Naughton, Larry Gatlin, Charles Strouse, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Sheldon Harnick, Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones, Marni Nixon, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Barbara Cook, Lonny Price, Dorothy Loudon, Shirley Jones, Martin Vidnovic, Sandy Duncan, Bruce Vilanche, The Diamonds, The Drifters, Lillias White, Adrian Zmed, Charo, Cathy Rigby, The Irish Tenors, The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and many, many others.

Christine Krumbach, Sarah Bord and Susan Bord round out the Musical Direction/ Choreography, stage management and lighting crew.

The actor/singers are Janet Engle, Kathleen Krumbach, Chris Bord, John Murphy and Nicholas Williams. We’ll follow up with more on the actors in our next post!

Putting It Together Admission is $17, $15 for EOH members, and $12 for students. The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. Visit the Earlville Galleries with three new quilt exhibits and the Artisan’s Gift Shop. The Arts Café will open one hour before the performance, serving freshly baked desserts and coffee and tea.

For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, Earlville.

Nicholas Williams and Kathleen Krumbach in rehearsals for Putting It Together!

Nicholas Williams and Kathleen Krumbach in rehearsals for Putting It Together!

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