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Jul
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cantrip - Celtic Trio

Berkshire Strings Presents with Dewey Hall:

"One of the most intriguing sounds in Celtic music today. An instrumental sound that travels from the darkness to the light. An unmistakable and enormously versatile style. Cantrip both has its feet solidly in tradition, and sees innovation clearly from where it is standing." -- Celtic Beat Magazine

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Jun
15
to Jun 18

"Celebrate Dewey Hall" June 15 - June 18

Dewey Hall Board Members and Friends host a four day celebration to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the legendary Hall on Sheffield’s village green and its continuing role as a cultural center for the community. The Sheffield Historical Society has co-sponsored the historical presentations.

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Mar
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jordan Tice & Horse County with Pepper & Sassafras

Berkshire Strings Presents with Dewey Hall

General Admission: $20

Jordan Tice is a singular voice on the American roots music scene. Over the last ten years, he has developed a reputation as a unique and versatile guitarist and prolific composer of some of the most thoughtful and well-crafted tunes of his generation. He has released four solo records of original music to critical acclaim and has worked as a sideman to some of the biggest names in acoustic music such as Dave Rawlings, Tony Trischka, Mark Schatz, the Duhks, and actor/comedian Steve Martin. His current release, Horse County, features his singing and songwriting in addition to his established tune writing and guitar picking skills with a sound that calls to mind the music of Roger Miller, John Hartford, and Norman Blake. In addition to his solo work and work as a sideman he is also a part of the instrumental power trio, Haas Kowert Tice, with fiddler Brittany Haas and bassist Paul Kowert. They released their debut record in 2014 and will be releasing their follow up in 2017.

 

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, teams up with multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Sassafras Ramsay in this dynamic Americana duo. Rodgers, also the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, delivers masterful band-in-a-box guitar work while Ramsay, harmonizer extraordinaire, adds flute, clarinet, guitar, accordion, and her quirky originals to the mix. Based in upstate New York, Pepper and Sassafras were finalists for Best Duo at FreshGrass in 2016 and winners of the New Voices showcase at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival.

Doors open at 7pm

General Admission $20

 
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Feb
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

Annual Winter Lecture

Sheffield Land Trust's Annual Winter Lecture

The Sheffield Land Trust will present its annual Winter Lecture at Dewey Hall on Feb. 26 at 1 pm. This year’s topic will be “Birds, Bees, Bats and Bears.” Elizabeth Carey, director of education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, will speak about flora and will act as moderator. In addition to Elizabeth Carey, Dale Abrams of the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Andrew Madden of Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife and Fisheries will also speak.  Kerry Douglas, a founding member of the Land Trust, will also deliver some remarks.

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Feb
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cocek! Brass Band

An Oldtone/Dewey Hall Production...

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The Cocek! Brass Band will be returning for it's 2nd appearance at Dewey Hall!

 

A 5-piece ensemble from Boston, MA playing all original compositions.  The music is influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces.

 

CBB sounds are inspired by acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Rebirth Brass Band, traditional Balkan songs and chamber brass repertoire.   Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long. 

In performance spaces ranging from hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston to the Kennedy Center in D.C., The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in Vermont, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and the 11th Annual NY Gypsy Music Festival, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their Phrygian magic dust on audience members all over the world.   They also put on programs for schools and universities traditional Balkan/Klezmer & New Orleans Jazz music, it's wonderfully beautiful history and it's relation to their original compositions.


Website: www.cocekbrassband.com/

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