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notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter - Lule Bulla, Fódhla, Don White

Posted on the 12 April 2024 by Notlobmusic @notlobmusic

 notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter

notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter - Lule Bulla, Fódhla, Don WhiteSpring has arrived (we hope).
notloB will be celebrating Spring in our rented 1890 home, the gallery of Harvard’s first library.

As of this writing, we have three remaining 2024 booked concerts, but who knows, more can and probably will be added.
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First up: New to notloB and direct from Nashville, 7 time national fiddling champion Luke Bulla, Friday, April 19. Seats are going fast, so sending a reservation request via email ASAP is advised. We are fortunate to have Luke, as on this tour we are just one of two New England venues where he will be appearing on this tour,
  Next up: On Saturday, June 1, notloB will welcome the return of Fódhla, bringing “both high energy and stellar artistry to the traditional music stage. This concert is presented in part by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council.  Last but not least, Don White will return for his third annual notloB concert. Patrons who have seen Don in concert know what I mean by saying within 60 minutes you’ll be laughing and crying.  Help needed: On a personal note, I have reached 70 years and to continue doing this, could use a helping hand. One person is needed for the “box office”, checking in registered patrons / handling cash donations. Another person is needed to arrive ahead of showtime to help set up the room, and stay after to put chairs away. To connect, please send an email to [email protected]  “Keep your lamp trimmed and burning”, and thank you for supporting live music in Harvard.
Jeff Boudreau
Luke Bulla

Friday, April 19, 2024, 7:30pm

notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter - Lule Bulla, Fódhla, Don WhiteLuke Bulla has been singing and playing music most of his life, touring with and singing in his family band from age four, Luke took up the fiddle at seven. Over the course of the next few years, he won the National Fiddle Contest (in Weiser, Idaho) six times in his respective age categories. His seventh win came in the Grand Champion division at age sixteen, making him the youngest to have earned the title at the time.

In the spring of 1999, Luke moved to Nashville to establish himself as a full time musician. He spent his early years in Tennessee playing fiddle in Ricky Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder, which earned him his first Grammy Award. Luke was a member of the John Cowan Band. Luke has also performed and/or recorded with Brandi Carlile, Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Bryan Sutton, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Russ Barenberg Trio, Shawn Colvin, Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Patty Griffin, Glen Phillips, Rodney Crowell, and Earl Scruggs, to name a few. In 2009, Luke released a solo EP featuring Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Aoife O’Donovan and more. Since 2009, Luke has been touring with Lyle Lovett.
Luke released an LP, Who Loves You Better, produced by Bryan Sutton in May 2016. After many years as a sideman, Luke is currently touring the country playing solo performances.

ARTIST’S WEBSITE: lukebulla.com

ARTIST’S VIDEO:https://youtu.be/mgKqxoWbkQI?si=E5Zkt7QWKfPdoDxQ


Saturday, June 1,  2024, 7:30pm

notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter - Lule Bulla, Fódhla, Don White

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter - Lule Bulla, Fódhla, Don White

Welcome back Fódhla (concert #188, May 28, 2016) who is Ellery Klein, Nicole Rabata, and Bethany Wakeman.

About Fódhla (*…it’s pronounced foe-luh!)
Irish music from Portland and Boston
Fódhla brings both high energy and stellar artistry to the traditional music stage.
The trio’s sound is firmly rooted in the traditional Irish melodies and ornamentation that fiddler Ellery Klein and flute player Nicole Rabata honed during years spent abroad in Ireland’s cities Cork, Limerick, and Ennis. Fiddle and flute tunes are superbly supported by guitarist Bethany Waickman, whose inventive, tasteful chords unfold with driving rhythm perfected from years of playing for contradances.
Cognizant of their North American roots, Fódhla aims to appeal to a broad audience by bringing variety, inventive harmonies and unique arrangements to traditional music. A typical concert starts off with high-energy traditional sets of Irish reels and jigs. Fiddle and flute then trade melody and harmonies on a Québécois waltz paired with an elegant French bourrée. A joyful and toe-tapping pair of barndances soar out on a high note. Finally, the soft notes of guitar bring in a melancholy, exquisite slow air – music that brings out audible sighs from a rapt audience.
Fiddler Ellery Klein toured nationally with the Billboard-charting Irish music group Gaelic Storm from 2003-2007 and was a founding member of the all-female ensemble Long Time Courting. In 2015 she was invited to be a featured soloist with Duluth, MN’s Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, performing Nickitas Demos’ Double Concert for Celtic and Bluegrass Fiddle. She earned an MA in Traditional Irish Music from the University of Limerick. Ellery teaches private fiddle and violin lessons at her home studio and Powers Music School, as well as early childhood music at preschools in the Boston area. www.elleryklein.net
Irish flutist Nicole Rabata is highly regarded in traditional Irish, classical, and Brazilian choro music circles. She has toured America and Europe. In 2014 she spent two months in India where she performed and taught music at the Gandhi Ashram School in the Himalayas. She spent four years in the west of Ireland where she immersed herself in the local music and was influenced by the playing of many great musicians. She is on the music faculty at Colby College and the University of Maine Augusta, and has an active private home studio in Portland. www.nicolerabata.com
Bethany Waickman is a guitarist based out of Portland, Maine. She grew up in a musical family in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York state. After college she spent some time traveling, hiking, and playing music in Ireland. Upon returning, she moved to Boston to focus on music. She co-founded the contra dance trio, Anadama, and is the guitarist for Vermont- based fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger. She’s toured across the US, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and Germany. A resident of Maine since 2013, Bethany is a mainstay of the Portland session scene and a guitarist in demand on the New England contra dance circuit.  www.bethanywaickman.com

ARTIST’S WEBSITE: https://www.fodhlamusic.com/

ARTIST’S VIDEO:https://youtu.be/4XIywqqZGtU?si=ysXT81hXU9iFWqaX

Don White
Friday, October 18, 2024, 7:30pm

notloB Parlour Concerts Spring Newsletter - Lule Bulla, Fódhla, Don White

Don White is equal parts storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter, and has been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for 30 years. White’s arc as an award-winning songwriter and performer has taken him from his industrial hometown of Lynn, MA across the country as hitchhiker, through Boston’s comedy clubs and coffeehouses, and onto the stage with greats like Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Tom Rush, Louden Wainright III, and Christine Lavin, with whom he toured for 8 years all across North America in a co-bill called The Funny Side of the Street. At every point, White has been the ultimate observer, infusing his work with his experiences as a husband, a father, a seeker, and a joker.

As a storyteller, White has been featured at festivals around the country including the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Utah and Cave Run Storytelling Festival in Kentucky. Since 2015, he has joined master storytellers Bil Lepp and Bill Harley in Father’s Daze, a hilarious three-man storytelling show about the triumphs and tribulations of fatherhood. White is hilariously funny, but his humor always comes from his big heart.

White has released ten CDs, three live DVDs, and an two books: Memoirs of a C Student and the just released The Hitchhiking Years and 4 Other Stories. His latest album is Live at the Guthrie Center, available now. In 2011, he won the Jerry Christen Memorial Award, given out by Boston Area Coffeehouse Association, for his work with the community and that same year was given a key to the city in his hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts.

White is a riot on stage, a bona fide crowd pleaser. One of the most popular acts on the circuit. He plays an audience the way Leo Kottke plays a 12-string. - the Boston Globe

ARTIST’S WEBSITE: https://www.donwhite.net/


RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: notloB Parlour Concerts are run on the "house concert" model. An accurate headcount is necessary. We also understand "life happens". To reserve or change a reservation, please [email protected]


ADMISSION: by by free-will offering, suggested amounts adults $20+, teens and seniors $15, children $10. Some artist accept PayPal or Venmo, but just in case, please bring cash.

VENUE: Concerts are presented in the gallery of the old library, 7 Fairbanks Street, Harvard, Massachusetts 01451. Doors Open at 7:00pm. As this is a rented space, please do not contact the venue, contact notloB.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Mask-friendly. Windows will be open (weather permitted) and fans are used to circulate the air. Please read the venue’s COVID-19 protocols for events at https://www.fivesparks.org/

2007, notloB has presented >200 not-for-profit folk, Celtic, old-time, bluegrass, and progressive string concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. notloB's current home is space rented in Harvard’s renovated 1887 Harvard, Massachusetts library - https://www.harvardpubliclibrary.org/about/history-library

Concerts in your home can be arranged.


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