• Call for Musicians to join the North Country Traditional Music Orchestra

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    February 10, 2019
    Musicians local to western Maine and northern New Hampshire are invited on February 20 at the Shelburne Town Hall to a gathering to shape the North Country Traditional Music Orchestra.
     
    The vision of Paul Cormier, violin maker and fiddle instructor, from Randolph, NH, is to bring folks together for the joy of playing. Throughout his years of teaching, he has observed that people have enough interest to learn how to play, but then have nowhere to go with it.
    “There are a lot of musicians here in the north country, and everyone I meet seems to be crying out for a place to play music and meet others in the area.” said Cormier. “What I see is a group, learning a given set of tunes, within a certain timeframe. Then we will perform them to the public for events, be it school programs, in assisted living facilities, and the like.”
     
    The town of Shelburne has very graciously offered its town hall, making this opportunity available for those from Bethel and western Maine, through the Berlin, Gorham and Lancaster regions. Traditional tunes from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Scotland and Ireland will headline the group’s initial repertoire. “It’s not just for fiddles.” he said. “Guitars, banjos, cellos, hammer dulcimers, you name it, are welcome.” Players of various ability levels are encouraged to come. “I am very excited about this.” said Cormier.
     
    Everyone with an interest in coming together with others, in a structured group setting, is encouraged to bring their instrument to the Shelburne Town Hall, on Wednesday, February 20th, at 7 PM. For more information, call 603-915-0856.
     
    Submitted by Monica E Mann, Woodstock, MEMusicians local to western Maine and northern New Hampshire are invited on February 20 at the Shelburne Town Hall to a gathering to shape the North Country Traditional Music Orchestra.
     
    The vision of Paul Cormier, violin maker and fiddle instructor, from Randolph, NH, is to bring folks together for the joy of playing. Throughout his years of teaching, he has observed that people have enough interest to learn how to play, but then have nowhere to go with it.
    “There are a lot of musicians here in the north country, and everyone I meet seems to be crying out for a place to play music and meet others in the area.” said Cormier. “What I see is a group, learning a given set of tunes, within a certain timeframe. Then we will perform them to the public for events, be it school programs, in assisted living facilities, and the like.”
     
    The town of Shelburne has very graciously offered its town hall, making this opportunity available for those from Bethel and western Maine, through the Berlin, Gorham and Lancaster regions. Traditional tunes from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Scotland and Ireland will headline the group’s initial repertoire. “It’s not just for fiddles.” he said. “Guitars, banjos, cellos, hammer dulcimers, you name it, are welcome.” Players of various ability levels are encouraged to come. “I am very excited about this.” said Cormier.
     
    Everyone with an interest in coming together with others, in a structured group setting, is encouraged to bring their instrument to the Shelburne Town Hall, on Wednesday, February 20th, at 7 PM. For more information, call 603-915-0856.
     
    Submitted by Monica E Mann, Woodstock, ME
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