Tune in and enjoy as NEFFA comes to you, with live online events every month! After the concert, all are welcome to stay online to hang out, socialize, and connect with our beloved NEFFA community. These monthly concerts will be recorded and will be also be made available on the website.
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Mark your calendars: June 20, 2021 at 7 pm for a Cape Cod Ceilidh!
Come on down to the Cape Cod Ceilidh! On Sunday, June 20 at 7 PM, NEFFA Live Online! is proud to present an evening of high-energy fiddle music with Rose Clancy, Amy Larkin, and Clayton March on fiddles, Max Cohen on guitar and John Alden on bass. After the concert, all are welcome to stay online to socialize and connect with our beloved NEFFA community!
About our fabulous musicians:
-Amy Larkin learned folk music at her daddy's knee, he being a fifer in the Lincoln Minute Men. Based on Cape Cod, Amy is a contra dance catalyst who runs the gamut from Cajun/Zydeco and Latin to 60s rock and roll and Irish pub music. Dancers love her driving melodies and harmonies, and joyful interactive energy!
-Rose Clancy’s unique fiddle style embraces Northern Irish, Scottish, and some French Canadian influences. She is the proprietor of The Chatham Fiddle Company, where she also builds and repairs instruments.
-Accomplished guitarist Max Cohen balances tremendous sensitivity with driving rhythmic power. Poet Jane Yolen says, "We know we are in the best of hands when Max is in the band."
-John Alden on bass has been a stalwart of the Cape music and dance scene for decades, and was a long time organizer of The Cotuit Dance (formerly Marstons Mills).
-Clayton March, who leads a dual musical life as a clarinetist and Irish fiddler, will be providing technical assistance and joining in to make the evening a triple fiddle feast.
Join us for a traditional ceilidh-style evening of music from down home on Cape Cod! The 90 minute show starts at 7 PM and will be followed by a
meet and greet and social hour.
You must REGISTER for the show in order to receive the Zoom link. To register, click here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvduiqqjMjGdBT3XUQWP-Auxglw-aofjUu
Although the event is free, we strongly encourage a $15 donation if you are able, to show the musicians our appreciation and gratitude.
Past Online Events
Mar 21, 2021 - Alex Cumming, The King’s Busketeers
7 PM - Alex Cumming
Alex Cumming is a traditional Singer, Accordionist, Pianist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England, now living in Greater Boston, MA, USA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom and America with a great depth of knowledge of the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic dance-able accordion style, strong voice and his fun and engaging stage presence.
7:45 PM Liza Constable
Singer and guitarist Liza Constable presents a sweet collection of American jazz -“America’s classical music”- songs from the 20s to the surprisingly recent. A master of understatedly intense vocal styling, Liza's smooth, elegant voice gets beneath the lyric to the deeper meaning in the words.
8:30 PM The King’s Busketeers
The King’s Busketeers are a high-octane party folk group from Massachusetts (and a little bit Rhode Island) that makes traditional songs from the British Isles and North America shake the rafters, with some bardic acapella hollering and floor-stomping originals added in for flavor.
9:15 PM - YOU!! Open Mic - bring a song, story, or tune to share!!
February 28th, 2021 At 7 PM EST
- Peregrine Road (Karen Axelrod & Rachel Bell)
- Homegrown String Band (Georgianne, Rick & Annabel Jackofsky)
- Andy Taylor-Blenis
Peregrine Road -- Karen Axelrod and Rachel Bell (on piano and accordion) perform energetic Celtic reels, heartbreakingly beautiful waltzes, mesmerizing French village dance tunes, lively originals, elegant English country dance tunes, tasty blues riffs, and more.
Homegrown String Band -- This “family that plays together” has been performing around the country, from the National Theater in Washington, DC, to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, since 1997. Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, this 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band utilizes unique instrumentation including guitar, banjo, dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, and jaw harp to put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music.
YOU!! We will have a few different breakout rooms for social time together!
(To optimize your breakout room experience, please update to the latest version of Zoom: https://zoom.us/ )
-Andy Taylor Blenis, joyful dancer and master teacher will lead a Polynesian & Japanese dance performance and workshop!
-Q&A with Peregrine Road!
-Q&A with Homegrown Stringband!