Not Just Another Coffeehouse has offered a community venue for outstanding music: Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, Jug Band, Classical Indian, Cabaret, Jazz, French Canadian, Irish, and more since 2012. Each month, on the third Saturday of the month the historic Unitarian Meetinghouse in Sharon, Massachusetts, comes alive with music. And in addition to the music, we serve delicious home-made desserts and free trade beverages.
You can pay at the door (there is always enough room) – $15 or whatever you can afford (no one is ever turned away). Children are free.
3rd Saturday of each month @ 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the church is handicapped accessible.
March 17, 2018 Diane Edgecomb with harper Margot Chamberlain
A Celtic Evening
In A Celtic Evening, Diane brings to life Ireland’s storytelling treasures from the humorous Legend of Knockgrafton to the hauntingly beautiful Deirdre of the Sorrows. The most famous of all Irish romances, Deirdre weaves together Druidic prophecies with a forbidden passion so profound it dares to defy the fates. The performance is set against a lush background of harp music: original and traditional melodies played by the versatile Margot Chamberlain on a variety of Celtic folk harps. Enjoy an evening of humor, passion and music with these two inspiring performers. Margot will be joined for the evening event by Celtic harper Barbara Russell.
“Thoughtfully composed and beautifully presented, A Celtic Evening was a joy for us all. The combination of both your talents made for an inspirational evening that moved the audience to laughter and to tears, and left us with a feeling that magic was in the air.” Stephanie Plunkett, Events, Norman Rockwell Museum
“I’m still getting positive feedback examples: ‘Best thing I ever heard on campus.’ ‘Let’s make it an annual event’ etc.., Joan Laxon, Professor of Anthropology and Folklore, Pine Manor College
Deirdre of the Sorrows-You Tube
April 21, 2018 Box Car Lillies
Back by popular demand- Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.
May 18 2018 Kathleen Guilday, Laurel Martin and friends
Inspired by the music of the old masters of Irish fiddling, Laurel Martin’s fiddle playing moves with the joyful, lilting rhythm and the soulful nuance that she hears in the music of Clare and East Galway. She is a frequent performer at festivals and concert venues in the Boston area, and is a committed teacher of Irish traditional music.
An All-Ireland harp champion, Kathleen Guilday studied traditional style in Ireland with Noreen O’Donoghue and Máire Ní Chathasaigh and her repertoire includes dance tunes, slow airs, and compositions of the 18th-century Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan. Kathleen performs as a soloist and as a member of various New England area groups, including the Childsplay fiddle ensemble. She has appeared at Symphony Hall with The Chieftains and entertained President and Mrs. Clinton and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern at the White House on St. Patrick’s Day 2000.
Laurel martin website
Laurel Martin You Tube
Kathleen Guilday You Tube