Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

The Vineyard Haven library presents Poetry in Music: a performance featuring the vocal talents of Naomi Arenberg, Stephanie Miele and others, on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The evening’s themes concern nature, love and the sea.

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Banjo Jingle Jangle

Banjo Jingle Jangle

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Musical Shabbat

Musical Shabbat

All are invited for a special shabbat today, April 2, when Rosalie Gerut, musician, singer, songwriter, cantor, recording producer and director leads a joyful and spiritual musical service at 5:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Center street in Vineyard Haven.

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Tuneful Trio to Play Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse

The Vineyard Playhouse will transform into Spoon in the Moon Coffeehouse on Friday, April 2, with the assistance of a musical trio whose harmonies and arrangements inject new life into familiar traditional songs.

Cindy Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone perform both a cappella and with simple accompaniment from guitar and hammered dulcimer. The material is drawn from both contemporary and traditional works from America and the British Isles, with an occasional sea shanty thrown in. Their live performances are engaging for audiences of all ages.

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Call to Young Actors: Open Auditions for Imp Musical

Calling kids aged 8 to 18 who can sing and/or act: it’s audition time for the Imp production of Bittersweet, a musical that includes many singing some non-singing roles. Bittersweet is written by Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift, with lyrics by Ross Mihalko and music by Brian Weiland — the creators of Bears Beware, Goldilocks Is in Your Town; Waking Beauty; Bluebeard; and The Tall Tale Trilogy.

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Irish Musicians Return For Show at Katharine Cornell

Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely of the group Lunasa return to the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Their new album, On Common Ground, was named one of the top 10 albums of 2009 by the Irish Echo, which called it “a pinnacle performance from Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford, two uncommonly gifted Irish traditional musicians.”

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Band to Sizzle Tonight

Band to Sizzle Tonight

Tonight, Friday, March 5, Papa Tuck will cook steak sandwiches alongside The Tripping Lily Band, from 6 p.m. at the Portuguese American Club on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs. Music begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit Island charities. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the P.A. Club, Jim’s Package Store in Oak Bluffs; and Al’s Package Store and the Dock Street Diner in Edgartown.

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Klezmer Jam: Musical Mishmash
Megan Dooley

For a week during the holidays this winter, Michelle Jasny left the Island for a camp in the Catskills. Armed with her accordion, she joined some 300 people at KlezKamp, a weeklong retreat for klezmer musicians. Though she’d been playing for nearly a year, and also has a background in piano and guitar, Ms. Jasny was blown away by the intensity of the repertoire, and the music. “Some of this is very fast,” she said of the traditional Yiddish music. “We were playing like nine, 10 hours a day, so it was very intense.”

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Myers Brothers Offer a Glimpse of Island Music, Past and Future
Mark Alan Lovewell

The crowd at Che’s Lounge sang along Saturday night, as brothers Dave and Rob Myers brought a cornucopia of music and nostalgia to the underground coffee shop in the alley off Main street in Vineyard Haven.

Many of the Island’s seasoned musicians showed up at Che’s; for them, it was a step back to the 1990s and a time when the Island was home to a number of vibrant live bands that played regularly enough that audiences became fans, buying locally-produced albums and memorizing lyrics.

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Myers Brothers Play Che’s

Myers Brothers Play Che’s

Tonight longtime Island musicians Rob and Dave Myers will reunite for a special concert at Che’s Lounge in Vineyard Haven.

Doors open at 8 p.m.; there is a sliding scale donation for admission.

The two brothers, who performed on the Island together in the early 1990s in the alternative pop punk band the Inskirts, will perform material from their individual catalogues, as well as from their work together.

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