Music in the Library Committee:
Music in the Library
Music in the Library is an active program featuring several high-class vocal and instrumental concerts. The concerts not only provide general entertainment, but also they often feature a chance to learn interesting local history with performances by folk artists who sing the praises of ocean and ship lore, reflecting an earlier time. The well-rounded, eclectic agenda also includes genres such as jazz, classical, Celtic, Appalachian, French Canadian, and even familiar bossa-nova standards from the 1960's.
The concerts are open to the public; however, suggested donations of $5 is welcome and any size donation designated to Music in the Library are thankfully accepted; the very survival of the concerts depends on contributed funds!
Volunteers are always needed for receptions during intermission which involves setting up and manning a table for light refreshments. Also, a couple of volunteers to help set up folding chairs a few hours before the concert would be most appreciated. Please consider volunteering. The Music Committee consists of only 2 people who cannot do it all. We really need you to help out, even though you will find the duties light.
Please keep in mind that our venue is small, therefore seating for concerts is limited!
Upcoming Music Events & News
Music in the Library presents Castlebay
June 15, 2019, 2:00 pm
Peabody Memorial Library
Castlebay has been musically weaving together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Members Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend and experience into their personable performance style. Their concerts feature poignant ballads sung in Lane's ethereal soprano and Gosbee's rich baritone interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Castlebay treats the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic. The duo also presents special theme concerts on various aspects of Celtic lore, nautical life or Colonial America.
Admission: Suggested donation of $5.00