7/Sunday/3 pm – Beltane Celebration at the Lunenburg Public Library! Come celebrate the Celtic start of Summer – or the Massachusetts start of Spring – with us at the Lunenburg Public Library. Irish tradition is bursting with wonderful songs and stories that mark this joyful time of abundance, creativity, beauty, magic, and enjoyment. Yes, this is a fairy-time, and tradition tells us the fairies move to their summer homes now. Songs, stories, harping, whistle, Irish flute, and a poem or two: Let’s revel! Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg, MA 01462 (978) 582-4140.
25/Thursday/10:30 am – Poem-making, songs, and stories for a STEAM day. This one is with 4th and 5th graders at a school in Canterbury, NH. I’m excited to see what they come up with! If you’d like to talk about hosting me for a program at your school, please get in touch: email@example.com or 978-340-8229.
4/Sunday/1 pm – Traveling Bardic Academy returns to Castle Hill: book-making and haiku workshop! Last year’s visit resulted in many good things: new poems, new friends, beautiful hand-made books, and a lot of good laughs. I’m delighted and honored to be invited to come back for more fun and creativity. 1-5 pm, includes yummy refreshments, and all the materials you’ll need to create your own books and haiku. I promise: you’ll be amazed with what you create in this fun, welcoming workshop and you’ll love the people! Please visit http://bit.ly/2pf6yiW to register. Start dreaming now of a lovely June day in one of Massachusetts’ most breath-taking places. Would love to have you with us!
11/Sunday/4 pm – Harping in the Garden at the beautiful Herb Lyceum. Come for food, music, and dancing at this exquisite gathering place and restaurant. The gardens are beautiful and the hospitality by Cathy Gilson and her team is truly superb. 4-7 pm; tickets available at www.uugroton.org. All proceeds benefit The First Parish Church of Groton.
28/Wednesday/6 pm – Harping for Cocktails at Castle Hill. Yes, friends, I’m the luckiest person in the world to have TWO good reasons to enjoy and create at the beautiful Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. Cocktails from 6-8 pm. More info to come, but in the meantime, do visit http://www.thetrustees.org/.
10/Thursday/7 pm – Songs and Stories at the Stevens Memorial Library. Lovely to be invited to share a summery program of songs and stories at this lovely library! 7-8 pm, FREE. Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main Street, North Andover, MA; 978-688-9505, ext 42018.
24/Sunday/2 pm – The Chanticleers at The Old Manse. Such a nice way to pass an early autumn afternoon – making music, laughing and listening, in the company of friends. We’d love for you to join us! 2-4 pm, The Old Manse, 269 Monument St, Concord, MA 01742.
4/Saturday/7 pm – Songs and Stories at First Parish Church of Groton. I’m delighted and honored to sing and tell stories in this truly beautiful place among some of the world’s most convivial people! This concert was originally scheduled for 1 April 2017, but Mother Nature played her signature April Fool’s prank – and so instead of flower-power and April dances it will now be a program with some Samhain-esque flavors. Think: knocks on the door in the middle of the night, returning spirits, and yes, at least one trick and at least one treat. 7-9 pm; beer and wine available; 1 Powderhouse Rd, Groton, MA 01450.
18/Monday/7 pm – Solstice Celebration for Seanchie Nights! So happy and grateful to return to that enchanted room upstairs in Bull Feeney’s Pub to visit with my Maine friends and family and fan the festive fires! 375 Fore Street, Portland, ME. Admission: $9 suggested donation. Email Lynne Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-253-0288 for further details.
21/Thursday/7 pm – Festive Songs & Stories for J.V. Fletcher Library. On the shortest day of the year, we’ll gather to celebrate! There will be songs and stories, laughter and wonder. There will also be one very special guest! 7-8 pm, J.V. Fletcher Library, 50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886. Contact Kristina with questions: email@example.com.