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Music Among Neighbors: Trina Hamlin

Saturday, January 21, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“A powerhouse voice, sizzling harmonica chops and a gift for blending blues, folk, pop and rock …” [Ithaca Journal]

Trina Hamlin will perform at the Norfolk Library on Saturday, January 21, at 5:00 p.m. With a rich, powerful voice, Hamlin reveals a rare confluence of Midwestern innocence, contemplative focus, and raw passion while adding a disarmingly sharp wit in her stage banter. She seamlessly moves from guitar to piano with self-accompaniment on harmonica leaving many who have seen her wondering what she can’t do. Regarded as one of the best harmonica players around, she presents a driving, sensuous rhythm in her performance reawakening audiences to the art of the instrument. Her unique combination of ballads, folk-rock and blues has earned her a steady national following. Trina tours full-time throughout the US and Europe. Additionally, she is a much sought after harmonica player and percussionist, accompanying numerous nationally recognized singer/songwriters in the studio and live on stage.

Please register here for this free concert and join us for an evening of music among neighbors.

Berkshire Bateria

Saturday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.

Brazilian music comes to the Library during Carnival season! The Berkshire Bateria is a lively troupe of musicians who perform hot samba rhythms on traditional Brazilian percussive instruments including drums, bells, and shakers. They make up one of three incredible groups of the musical collective known as Sambaland, founded in 1994 by Teri and Jim Weber. Their mission is to provide authentic Brazilian music to the Berkshires and beyond. Please register for this free concert here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Téada

Sunday, March 19, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

With engaging textural arrangements and contagious energy, Téada (meaning “strings” in Gaelic) revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. The band 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 includes 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.) A traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, Israel and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Rainforest World Music Festival & Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe and World Music Festival Taiwan. Please register for this free concert here.