Concert @ Linden PLace Mansion

Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Linden Place Mansion welcomes folk duo, The Vox Hunters, on Sunday, February 24 at 2pm for an intimate performance of historic songs, ballads, poetry and local ditties all hailing from Rhode Island.

Musicians, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices, tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music.

Aromin and Gagliardi say: “If you’ve been to any of our recent performances, you are well aware that old music from the state of Rhode Island is very much our focus. For the past few years we have been digging up broadside ballads, historical songs, lyrical poetry, and local ditties and tunes in songbooks, tune collections, old manuscripts, library databases, and any other musical reference we can get our hands on. Our mission is to uncover and revive this part of Rhode Island’s musical heritage and hopefully bring old Ocean State songs and tunes back into public consciousness. Aside from the sleuthing and tracking down of these songs, this process also often requires reinterpretation of out-dated lyrics and unsure melodies from field recordings, fitting words to tunes, and elaborating on incomplete sources. The performance takes place inside Linden Place Mansion at 500 Hope Street, Bristol. Tickets are $20, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call the Linen Place office at 401-253-0390 to purchase your tickets.

https://www.lindenplace.org/the-vox-hunters/

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Old Time Lounge

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Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Old Time Lounge

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Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

 —  —

Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

 —  —

Federal Hill Pizza, 1039 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday at our local pizza joint for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.