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Stone Church Arts Presents Foggy Mountain Consort at Immanuel Episcopal Church, November 10

Stone Church Arts Presents Foggy Mountain Consort at Immanuel Episcopal Church, November 10

PRESS RELEASE

Stone Church Arts presents…
Foggy Mountain Consort
7:30 pm, Saturday, November 10
The Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church,
20 Church St., Bellows Falls, VT

BELLOWS FALLS, VT – The Foggy Mountain Consort, a renaissance/bluegrass band, will performing at Stone Church Arts, 7:30 PM, Saturday, November 10. The Consort is dedicated to performing music from a wide historical range – starting with plucked string music and songs from as early as 1600. Their performance will be in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, VT.

While this music is very old, it still rings contemporary when approached in the right manner. We mix old instruments with newer ones, old styles with a fresh approach, and mostly have a great time making music together. We try to play with all our heart and soul, have no fear, and enjoy the collaboration.

The Consort draws from the vast repertoire of “collected” ballads from the British Isles. Collected by Francis James Child in the late nineteenth century, these and other tunes, sometime familiar, always haunting and heartfelt, offer a deep hunting ground for the Foggy Mountain Consort. With their true origins unknown, ballads and old tunes might easily stretch back to the middle ages.

Then of course there’s bluegrass and traditional music from North America. The Foggy Mountain Consort does get around to playing old style bluegrass, but in its own eclectic way.

And there’s much more from this unusual band. Early music, long forgotten songs, romping bluegrass, and new music inspired by old styles. Rich textures from the lute, banjo, violone (Renaissance double bass), violin, guitar, and voices… We like to say, Old is new, new is old.

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $35 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors and $45 premium reserved. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls and Misty Valley Books in Chester, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.

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