Stone Church Arts Presents 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Fiddle Frenzy with Red Fox Session Band – 7:30 PM Friday, March 16 @ Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, VT
BELLOWS FALLS, VT – On Friday, March 16 at 7:30 PM, the Stone Church on the Hill in Bellows Falls presents its annual St. Patrick’s Fiddle Frenzy by welcoming the Red Fox Session Band for an evening of traditional and modern Irish songs and fiddle tunes. The Frenzy takes place this year, as it has for the past 12 years, at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St.
In true Vermont fashion the band of four includes an Innkeeper/Golfer (Bones & Bodhran), a Farmer/Trash Hauler/Bagpiper (guitar), a Beekeeper/Math Teacher/Home Health Aid (fiddle) and a Business Manager/Graphic Artist/Website Creator (fiddle).
Primarily square and contra dance fiddlers, Jill Newton and Laurie Indenbaum have been playing double fiddles together for more than 40 years and have played everywhere from a manure silo to the Vermont Statehouse, with innumerable barns, yards, churches and grange halls in between. Their Irish repertoire was greatly expanded ten years ago when they joined forces with Tommy and Alan at the Red Fox.
Alan Partridge, guitar, has been all over the world from a young age, finally settling for good in Windham. Married to State Representative Carolyn Partridge, he has more instruments than a pawnshop and he plays all of them.
Tom Logan aka Tommy Bones is the Publican at the Red Fox Inn, plays bones bodhran and sings the songs. Tommy is an Irishman from South Boston, who before moving to Vermont, was a longshore man along with his father and uncles on the Boston waterfront. Many of Tommy’s favorite songs are ones that he learned as a kid and sang with his dad.
The Red Fox Session Band has played for the Bondville Fair, the Chocolate Cheese & Chili Fest in Landgrove, all sorts of St. Patrick’s Day events, and most recently, kicked off the Vermont Legislature’s 2018 Farmer’s Night in Montpelier at the Vermont State House in January.
Celebrate St. Pattie’s Day with the Fiddle Frenzy featuring the Red Fox Session Band on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 pm. This annual concert takes place at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.
Photo: Red Fox Band