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Seven Times Salt – Banbury Ale: Music for William Shakespeare’s Birthday

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Date(s) - 04/21/2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Monadnock Center for History & Culture


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Seven Times Salt brings the best of the Elizabethan tavern scene to the present day. In this program we present rousing drinking songs, love ballads both naughty and nice, rustic catches, and energetic country dances from around the British Isles, including plenty of opportunities for audience participation. (There are also some more refined selections for English consort to let you rest between bouts of revelry.) We’ll also toast William Shakespeare on the occasion of his 454th birthday. Raise your glass and voice and help fill the hall with music!

Seven Times Salt

  • Matthew Leese – baritone
  • Karen Burciaga – violin, guitar, voice
  • Dan Meyers – recorders, flute, percussion, voice
  • Josh Schreiber Shalem – bass viol, voice
  • Matthew Wright – lute, voice

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” the group has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. They have researched and presented dynamic original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and their own self-produced concert series, now in its 15th year. These musicians delight in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

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