Two chances to sing this week!
Thursday in Jackson. Saturday in Tamworth.
Thursday, February 14 | 6pm
Whitney Community Center
Black Mountain Road
Come on. We know you don't have a date on Thursday night. If you do... cancel it and come sing! We sing from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and occasionally from other sources, without instruments or audience.
Tune books are available for loan or for sale. No experience necessary.
Bring a friend! We break for potluck snacks. Bring something to share if you can, but if you're busy just come hungry and we'll feed you.
Saturday, February 16 | 9am
4th Annual Tamworth Traditional Arts Fest
Tamworth Town House
27 Cleveland Hill Road
A mid-winter chance to come out and sing and dance during daylight hours—all while getting your grocery shopping done—and to participate in traditions that have been a part of Tamworth for generations. Shape note singing from 9-11 am, a break for lunch, then contra dancing from noon-2.
Shape note singing will be led by Arts Council of Tamworth Executive Director Carly Goss and her partner Chris McKnight of North Country Sacred Harp. Dancing will be taught and called by Lucy Gatchell, with music by White Mountain Ceili Band with special guest Mitch Alden. Admission by donation, all proceeds will go to support programming for the community by the Arts Council of Tamworth.
Shape note singing is an old form of New England hymn singing designed for the enjoyment of the singers rather than for performance. Beginners are welcome. Sit with the singers in the hollow square whether you want to participate or if you’d prefer to just listen. There is no audience and you can hear better in the square. The dance will be welcoming and fun for all ages and levels. Thank you to sponsorsSunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery and Tamworth Farmers Market.