The Music Flows When Life and Work Meet in Harmony

Dana Edelman does not have a new album out. “It’s in there,” said the 44 year-old singer-songwriter, pointing at his head, but he’s a little busy right now.

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From Juilliard to the Vineyard, Young Organist Makes Connections

Griffin McMahon, the new organist at St. Andrew's Church, has a degree from Juilliard and a desire to get involved in the larger music scene on the Island.

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Heeding the Siren's Call, Katie Mayhew Is Back in the Spotlight

One of the Vineyard’s brightest stars returned to the Tabernacle stage Wednesday. West Tisbury vocalist Siren Mayhew, formerly Katie, performed with The Cape Symphony.

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For Livingston Taylor, Hospitality Is Heartbeat of Performance

When Livingston Taylor performs at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church this Saturday, July 2, he says he will feel right at home. After all, this summer marks his 48th year playing on Martha’s Vineyard.

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In Music, Like Life, Past Is Always Present for Mike Benjamin

Mike Benjamin started his musical career playing in Harvard Square and in the subways of Boston. He came to the Vineyard for a summer, planning to go to back to the city. The Vineyard-based Mike Benjamin Band is now often booked every weekend from May to October.

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Forever Frolicking in the Autumn Mist

Peter Yarrow does not believe in the sanctity of anniversaries. Still, even Mr. Yarrow cannot ignore the fact that his concert at the Whaling Church this Sunday marks 45 years to the day since Woodstock 1969.

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Island Oasis Is Source of Creativity

While teaching piano, young Ernie Dewing’s grandmother made him a deal: one classical sonatina for every Rolling Stones song. “I bought one of the first synthesizers ever made back in 1972,” Mr. Dewing said, sitting down at a keyboard in his recording studio on Chappaquiddick.

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Music Teacher, Moonlighter Seeks Harmony in All Venues

Brian Weiland is with the band.

Exactly which band is highly variable.

Determining the band or for that matter the instrument Mr. Weiland plays is a little like a game of musical Mad Libs. Drums with The Daytrippers, a Beatles cover band. Mandolin with The Flying Elbows strings group. Guitar with Apocalypso, a self-described CalypsoRock band. Hammered dulcimer with the Misfits of Avalon, a traveling Irish-Celtic ensemble.

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The Mathematics of Making Music

David Rhoderick is a professional musician. He is also a mainframe evangelist for IBM. These may seem like two completely different skills, but to Mr. Rhoderick, both jobs are like chord progressions, they harmonize.

Mr. Rhoderick is the organist at the West Tisbury Congregational Church, a job he secured in April after acting as the church’s interim music director this past winter.

On Sunday June 2 at 4 p.m. the West Tisbury Congregational Church will host a concert featuring Mr. Rhoderick and the church choir.

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Making Friends, Taking Names: Musician Boosts Best Buddies

A few weeks ago, on the day of his concert at the Old Whaling Church with Ben Taylor and friends, Julian (just Julian) stopped by St. Andrew’s Church located around the corner from the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Julian had always liked the look of the church, “something out of Robin Hood,” and wanted to say a small prayer before the show.

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