Narrative Performance by Gretchen Trapp

Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

Sunday, February 26, 4:00pm

On the eve of Women’s History Month, this dramatic presentation written and performed by Bethlehem actress Gretchen Trapp explores the lives of three extraordinary women: writer Louisa May Alcott, freed slave Sojourner Truth, and composer Clara Schumann. Without props or costumes, Gretchen engages the audience by transforming herself into the highly individualized voice of each woman, illuminating the personal and societal challenges they each overcame.

 

Téada: Concert for St. Patrick’s Day
Sunday, March 12th, 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for the Norfolk Library’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration as the Irish band Téada fills the Great Hall with the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. With engaging textural arrangements and contagious energy, Téada (meaning “strings” in Gaelic) strives to capture a sense of the rawness and individuality of the solo artist, within a modern group context. Founded by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, Téada’s line-up incudes fiddle, button accordion, flute, guitar, bodhrán, and vocals (legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year.) Téada was named ‘Best Young Irish Traditional Act’ at Ireland’s Music Awards and has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals around the world. This concert is free, but we ask that you please register here.