Solstice Concert Series - theHumm March 2023
Solstice Concert Series - theHumm March 2023
By Lucy Carleton
A series of new celestial events is about to happen at your local library in 2023. The Friends of the Mississippi Mills Library are hosting a constellation of four concerts amidst the book stacks and the circulation desk of the Almonte Branch. The new Solstice Concert Series will mark the start of the summer season, the beginning of winter, and the spring and autumnal equinoxes (mid-March and mid-September). With a line-up of jazz, chamber, folk and kids’ shows, this series aims to satisfy all tastes and celebrate the rhythms of the year.
Singer/songwriter Jennifer Noxon and The Brindled Cats will kick off the series on Sunday, March 19. These Almonte-based musicians will serve up a collection of much-loved jazz standards alongside a tantalizing mix of Jennifer’s poetic original songs. The Brindled Cats (Brendan Gawn, acoustic bass and Rob McMurray, guitar) have each played in various collaborative configurations over the years, and Jennifer (vocals and percussion) has two albums of original songs and a third on the way. Together, the trio shares a love for well-crafted songs and melodies. The afternoon concert will be sure to get toes tapping, with many opportunities to sing along.
The eclectic stylings of TRiPOD will mark the summer solstice in the gardens of the library on June 18. Award-winning singer-songwriter Terry Tufts has produced six solo recording projects and is considered a triple threat performer as an award-winning songwriter, astonishing guitar player and remarkable vocalist. As TRiPOD, he is joined by talented pianist Kathryn Briggs and their daughter, vocalist Beth Tufts. Featured at many local venues over the years, including the popular Five Wednesdays concerts at Augusta Street Park, this family band always hits the right entertainment mark. From covers of the ’60s to original tunes, TRiPOD will bring their special brand of wit and music to this outdoor concert.
Look for a more intimate chamber music concert inside the library on September 24, as well as a much-anticipated children’s concert on December 17.
Tickets for all the concerts will be available through Tickets Please (TicketsPlease.ca, 485–6434) and more information will be posted on the Friends of the Library Facebook page.
The Friends of the Mississippi Mills Public Library (FMMPL) is a fundraising group that works to support and promote the services of the Mississippi Mills Public Library. We offer elegant artisan wares at the Friendshop, opposite the circulation desk at the Almonte branch of the library. In the summer months, look for us next to the Almonte Farmers’ Market. Throughout the year we can be found running online auctions and a mammoth book sale. Anyone is welcome to join FMMPL through the annual membership of $10 per person or $35 for a corporate membership. FMMPL is always looking for new, enthusiastic friends to help support their fundraising efforts. Contact us at email@example.com or visit missmillslibrary.com/about#Friends .
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