UPCOMING CONCERTS

 

Barn/ Contra Dance featuring music performed by Edith & Bennett with special guest Jeff Davis

Saturday, May 27, 2017   8-10pm

Shelter Island Community Youth Center

Whether you're young, young at heart, a novice or experienced, let the music invite you to the dance floor, and find out what dancers across America have been enjoying for centuries! 

Caller Dave Harvey, known for his expert instruction and great sense of humor, will lead the dancers accompanied by an excellent band -- Manor family Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni joined by legendary Yankee fiddler Jeff Davis.

 Jeff is one of the nation’s foremost performers, interpreters and collectors of traditional American folk music and is known for having done more to research and resurrect Long Island’s native fiddle tunes than anyone on the planet. He has played with many of the greats of traditional music over the years and travels internationally.  Jeff's witty presence and distinctive voice make him one of the most sought after performers on the traditional music scene. 


Jim Hurst Trio
Sunday July 9, 2017 6-8pm / Gates Open at 5pm
Sylvester Manor, Creekside

Jim Hurst is a guitar veteran, known for his live performances, recorded music and tours with several, well-known Country and Bluegrass bands. Jim has received IBMA’s 'Guitar Player of the Year' Award twice, and was nominated in 2015 and again this year, 2016. He is lauded by his peers and fans for his combination style of finger-style and flat-pick on guitar. Another Sylvester Manor “house concert alum” Jim will return with bassist Erik Alvar and fiddler/mandolinist Nate Lee.

The trio first performed as part of ‘Bluegrass and Beyond’ in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater in 2015 and returned again this past November.


The Barefoot Movement
Sunday, August 13, 6-8pm / Gates Open at 5pm
Sylvester Manor, Creekside

Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene” the music of this Nashville based group is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, take your shoes off and stay awhile!  All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time.  

The Barefoot Movement was here for a house concert in 2015, and we can’t wait for their return to the summer stage!

 

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The Seamus Egan Project
Saturday, September 16, 5-10pm / Gates Open at 4pm
Sylvester Manor, Creekside

In 2017, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever as The Seamus Egan Project. Bringing along friends and musical guests, Egan will introduce fans to a sampling of his immense and influential catalog of music, including new pieces he’s never recorded or performed live. You'll see renditions of tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, as well as a tour through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band. Seamus Egan continues to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond.

Joining Seamus will be Moira Smiley, who concert-goers from last fall will remember as the incredible vocalist with Jayme Stone's Lomax Project. When she’s not leading her own group, Moira Smiley & VOCO, Moira tours with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, The Lomax Project and Billy Child’s “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, features on BBC3’s The Choir, and ABC Australia’s Books & Arts programs.

This final concert will have an added bonus, a contradance in the tradition of “Plant and Sing”, featuring Ed Howe & Bennett Konesni’s band Drive Train!

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

 

Tom and Lisa and Friends

Lisa Shaw and Tom Hashagen have been making music together for over three decades in various configurations.  Their interpretations of classic standards from the blues, bluegrass, rock, folk and jazz genres reflect a lifetime of musical influences.  While listeners will recognize many of the selections they perform, they also tend to dig a bit deeper for obscure and “B-side” songs that aren’t heard that often.  

Tom and Lisa perform at many different venues all over the East End, collaborating with a wide variety of fellow musicians.  They are also privileged to serve on the music team at Grace Presbyterian Church in Watermill.