carolanstatue2 CAROLAN FESTIVAL

 

 

Saturday June 29, 2024 Schedule

 15th Carolan Festival (click for flyer)

Downtown LEBANON, NH

 Salt Hill Pub, 2 West Park Street

Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC), 8 South Park Street

First Congregational Church (FCC), 10 South Park Street 

Rain or Shine

 

Noon  Lunch and Session to Open the 15th Carolan Festival, Salt Hill Pub (Galway Room)

Please say that you are with the Carolan Festival when ordering! We have a $500 commitment for Lunch & Supper.

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1:30 - 4:30 pm Carolan Festival: Sessions, Workshop, Harpers' Haven at UVMC and FCC

$15/Adult suggested donation, under 18 Free 

** See schedule details, by Venue, below **

ANYWHERE (ongoing)- impromptu ensembles gather!

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 Click for flyer: SEPARATELY TICKETED HARP WORKSHOPS (UVMC)

Rachel Clemente (Beginner/Intermediate) 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Dominique Dodge (Intermediate) 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Email Rachel to register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Supper at Salt Hill Pub (Galway Room)

6:00 pm Rehearsal at the Church for those playing "Carolan's Welcome"  (link to sheet music)

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7:00 pm Carolan Concert with Harpers Dominique Dodge and Rachel Clemente  (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Festival participants play "Carolan's Welcome" to begin (link to sheet music)

$25 suggested donation, First Congregational Church

 

(by Venue) 

ANYWHERE (ongoing)- impromptu ensembles gather!

 

Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC) Inside:    

HARPERS' HAVEN (ongoing)- Leader/Facilitator: Mary Paul (Included with regular Carolan Festival admission); come relax and play or visit. Light refreshments available...

 

Click for flyer: SEPARATELY TICKETED HARP WORKSHOPS (UVMC)

Rachel Clemente (Beginner/Intermediate) 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Dominique Dodge (Intermediate) 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Email Rachel to register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC) MAIN TENT:    

1:30 PM  Overview of Carolan's Life by Art Edelstein,  Vermont Author of "Fair Melodies" the only Biography of Turlough Carolan since Donal O'Sullivan.  Copies of "Fair Melodies" (including 21 track CD) will be available for purchase all day!

 

1:45 PM  Open Session with John Mallery, Bob Paul, etc. - Carolan Tunes:

"Carolan Standards" (easier tunes, slower tempo): Sheebeg & Sheemore, Fanny Power, Blind Mary, Col. John Irwin (59), Captain O'Kane, Eleanor Plunkett  (click for "Standards" sheet music)  & "Carolan Favorites" Session (moderately difficult): Carolan's Draught, Carolan's Concerto, Geo. Brabazon 2nd Air, Bridget Cruise 3rd Air, Lord Inchiquin, Morgan Magan, Mrs. Maxwell 1st Air  (click for "Favorites" sheet music)

 

2:45-4:30 PM Open Session continues with Festival Musicians- Carolan Tunes:

Take turns requesting tunes from the Carolan Festival Tune Book (or from O'Sullivan or Rowsome).

 

First Congregational Church (FCC)

FCC Parish Hall:

2:00-3:00 PM Tune Workshop - Slow/fast Carolan Tune Set (with a good transition!)

3:00-3:30 PM SLOW Session - Carolan Tunes (This is scheduled concurrently with the Session in the UVMC Main Tent in order to provide a more comfortable space for those wanting/needing to play at a slower tempo.) 

FCC Sanctuary:

 6:00-6:30 PM  Rehearsal for EVERYONE who will be playing "Carolan's Welcome" to open the Evening Concert. Dominique Dodge and Rachel Clemente will organize all participants, play through the tune and practice an orderly exit from the stage. ** Plan to finish your Supper before this. **

 7:00 PM  Concert with Harpers Dominique Dodge and Rachel Clemente