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Happy Birthday To Richard, And To All The Rest Of Those Aries Babies

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Richard Thompson aka Birthday Boy

Welcoming in the lovely month of April with birthday wishes for ace songwriter Richard Thompson, celebrating his 67th today, with more transcendent vocalizing by the Starry Mountain Singers, an amazing singing group with strong Vermont connections, and with songs from the Pyrenees,  Chile, and Louisiana!

This program will air on Sunday April 3rd from 7-10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Daddy Long Legs with David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten, will perform original and traditional folk music at the Burnham Music Series, 52 River Rd. in Lincoln on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. 

The P.M. Sundays concert series presents Quiles and Cloud, an acoustic duo from San Francisco, on Sunday April 10that the Richmond Congregational Church.  Music begins at 4 p.m.

There will be a contra dance at Tracy Hall in Norwich on Saturday April 9th featuring live music by Aaron Marcus, Joanne Garton, and Hollis Easter. David Millstone is the caller, everyone is welcome – no partner or experience necessary. Regular dance starts at 8.  Newcomers may arrive at 7:45 for a walk-through.  Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

Dave Keller will performing solo this week at the Skinny Pancake in Montpelier on Friday April 8th at 7 p.m., and in Burlington at Smitty’s on Saturday April 9th at 8 p.m.

Possumhaw will be appearing this week at the Old Firehouse in Tinmouth on Friday April 8th and at the Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday April 9th. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. 

The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra will be performing its Spring Concert on Saturday, April 9th at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church at 130 Main Street, Montpelier VT.  The guest soloist will be Randy Miller.

The Barre Opera House presents Sam Bush on Saturday April 9th at 8 p.m.

The Starry Mountain Singers will wrap up their local tour with performances at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington on Monday April 4th and at St. Barnabus Church in Norwich on Tuesday April 5th. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Bagitos in Montpelier presents Colin McCaffrey and Friends on Thursday April 7th from 6 – 8 p.m.

The Social Band sings of “Rivers, Seas and Dreams,” featuring a premiere by Anna Patton at the United Church of Hinesburg on Saturday April 9th at 7:30 p.m. and at the Charlotte Congregational Church on Sunday April 10th at 3 p.m.

Two duos well versed in the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland. Will Woodson & Eric McDonald and Joey Abarta & Nathan Gourley will perform on Friday April 8th at an 8 p.m. concert at the Fountain Arts Building on the campus of the Dublin School in Dublin, NH.

The Eventide Singers are volunteers who offer songs of hope and comfort for the ill, homebound, dying, their families, and others who may benefit from the healing gift of music. Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the Eventide Singers will present their sixth annual benefit concert on Sunday, April 10th at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver Street in Greenfield, MA.