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October 27, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Garden Room
610 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
kate chadbourne
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An Irish Celebration of Harvest and Halloween in Story and Song

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Join singer, harper, and storyteller Kate Chadbourne for a lively program of songs, stories, and spirited company that celebrates Autumn and honors the old Irish festival of Halloween. Draw up to the fire to hear an Irish tale and enjoy the sounds of Kate’s beautiful big harp, Irish flute, and tin whistle. There will be laughter and mystery, a touch of the spooky, some Irish words to savor and a heartfelt fáilte – welcome – for all who gather!

Generously funded by the Robert L. Rice Memorial Concert Fund and the Rice Family.

Please enter by the Newton Place (Youth Library) entrance as the rest of the library will be closed.

Kate Chadbourne is an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.  She has been honored as a “tradition bearer” in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College, and her music has been featured on NPR’s programs, Kate Chadbourne“Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered.”  She has released four solo CD’s, three collections of poetry, and has collaborated on recordings and live performances with Tim Janis, Lauren Passarelli, The Chanticleers, The Celtic Kates, and many others.  Named as one of “The Most Fascinating People” in Central Massachusetts by the Sentinel and Enterprise Newspaper, Kate is also the founder of The Bardic Academy, a school for writers, musicians, singers, and young scholars. She brings to her audiences the sounds of the harp, piano, tin whistle, Irish flute, and melodeon, a deep love and knowledge of traditional Irish story, a warm and welcoming presence, and a voice often described as “the voice of an angel.”