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next state singing is set

I just learned that Debby Moody has found a place for the 2015 VT All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. She has created a Facebook event to help publicize the singing.

The details from the event page say that singing will take place on March 21st, 2015, from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location for the singing is at the Weybridge Town Elementary School, 210 Quaker Village Road, Weybridge, VT 05753.

Debby wrote “singing from the 1991 Denson Revision of The Sacred Harp. Free and open to the public. All are welcome. Loaner books available. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.” Further communications will follow.

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Burlington singing schedule

From Kerry Cullinan

 

Please note the schedule and change listed below of Sacred Harp Singing:

April 8 – Ira Allen
April 15 -Billings Marsh Lounge
Aptril 22 – Ira Allen …. until further notice.

2014 Vermont Annual Sacred Harp Singing March 29

crowd

The 2014 Vermont All-Day Sacred Harp Singing will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Capitol City Grange in Montpelier, Vermont from 10m – 4pm.

Potluck luncheon: 12:30

The event is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. Sacred Harp tunebooks for sale or loan.

Directions:

  • Take exit 8 off of I-89 onto Memorial Drive.
  • Turn right onto VT-12 S/Northfield St.
  • Turn left up gravel driveway of the Capitol City Grange just after passing under the interstate overpass.
  • Parking is all around the building
  • Handicap accessible entrance is in the rear.

Information: Ian, smileyira@gmail.com

image from the 2012 VT all day sacred harp singing
Kerry Cullinan speaking with Ian Smiley beside Ben Sachs-Hamilton at the arranging table

Plainfield singing resumes this Sunday

From Scottie,

Mark your Calendars!  The Second Sunday of the month: SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN PLAINFIELD!  All are welcome to join in this fun tradition, some books will be available, a small donation is asked to pay for the space, which is The Plainfield Community Center above the Plainfield Coop, in Plainfield village.  Times are Sept 8 & Oct 13: 5-7pm and Nov 10 & Dec 8: 3-5pm.  Come and enjoy the harmony and camaraderie of Shape Note SInging.  For more info contact Scottie at nscottieharrison@gmail.com or 595-9951.

lessons at Middlebury singing this Sunday

The Middlebury local singing returns to the Middlebury College campus this Sunday. This Sunday the singing will gather in room 125 in the Center for the Arts at Middlebury College from 1-3pm.

Debby Moody will offer a brief shape note singing school with assistance from Tim Cummings.

All are welcome, no experience is necessary. Music will be provided.

new location of the Burlington singing

The fall location for this singing in 2013 is in Waterman Hall, room 427A. From the main entrance, take the stairs up to the second floor above ground. At the top of the stairs walk straight ahead, down the hall[s] that take you around the lecture room you would first get to and you will find room 427A. Usually this room has a set of large wooden tables in the middle.

This Sunday at the Song Garden

singing outside at the Song Garden

Hello singing folk,

If you haven’t already received Dan’s invitation to join him at the Song Garden, here it is in this post, with all the helpful details that Dan thought of. Chelsea and I went to a singing there last year and I can tell you, it is wonderful. Dan and Peggy are wonderful hosts, and the gardens are beeooohtiful. I recommend coming early to wander around and enjoy the garden. You can also make friends with Dan’s dog which enjoys a network of plank paths that Dan has built into the bows of a pine tree. It’s amazing.

Hello singers,

This month’s 4th Sunday Norwich, VT Sacred Harp singing has been moved
for our annual SH singing at The Song Garden in Cornish, NH.

view of the Song Garden
a result of Dan and Peggy’s diligent care

Please join us this Sunday, August 25th, from 3-5 pm, with a potluck
dinner to follow. Come and go as you please. Loaner books are
provided. If you’re coming from a distance and the potluck is a
hardship, don’t worry, we’ll take care of you!
Rain or shine. (If rain, we’ll sing in the bunkhouse. If storm, we’ll
move to the cabin around the corner at 558 Dingleton Hill Rd.)

The Song Garden is a pick-your-own flower garden and teahouse (and
labyrinth) run by Peggy Heath Ogilvy and myself. This is our 5th year.
We’re very proud of the peace and beauty of the place and would love
to share it with you and sing on the stage!

http://www.songgardenflowerfarm.blogspot.com

Directions: The Song Garden is on St Gaudens Rd in Cornish, NH, one mile
up the hill from St Gaudens Historic Site. (But the street address for
this property is 612 Dingleton Hill Rd.)

From the north:
Some of you will want to come down Rt 12A from West Lebanon to the St
Gaudens Rd. Or. . .

Take Exit 9 off of I-91 in Hartland, VT and follow Rt
5 south for 4.5 miles into Windsor. Turn left at the second traffic
light onto Bridge St and cross the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.
Turn left onto NH Rt 12A north for 1.4 miles to St Gaudens Rd, on the
right (marked not by a road sign, but by a large brown sign for the
Historic Site). Follow St Gaudens Rd up the hill for 1.7 miles and
bear left at the intersection with Dingleton Hill Rd. (The Song Garden
is in sight to the left, on the right side of St Gaudens Rd.) Pull in
at the big maple tree and park along the row of stumps.

(Exit 9 is 15 minutes south of White River Junction, and one hour from
Montpelier.)

From the south: Take Exit 8 off of I-91 in Ascutney, VT. Drive down
the hill and turn left onto Rt 5 north for 4.5 miles to Windsor. Turn
right at the first traffic
light onto Bridge St and cross the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.
Turn left onto NH Rt 12A north for 1.4 miles to St Gaudens Rd, on the
right (marked not by a road sign, but by a large brown sign for the
Historic Site). Follow St Gaudens Rd up the hill for 1.7 miles and
bear left at the intersection with Dingleton Hill Rd. (The Song Garden
is in sight to the left, on the right side of St Gaudens Rd.) Pull in
at the big maple tree and park along the row of stumps.

(Exit 8 is 45 minutes from Brattleboro, and 1:15 from Northampton.)

Please join us!
Dan Hertzler

 

fans for Ingalls singing

Anyone coming to the Ingalls singing on Saturday, if you have a window fan, might you bring it to keep the temperature down? That would be really nice of you.

Thanks, Ian