Stop by the Sunapee Coffeehouse Friday, 2/3/2017 to hear Matt & Shannon Heaton.
With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Steeped in sessions in County Clare and brewed in the acoustic music scenes of Chicago & Boston, their flute/guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing draw deeply from the Irish tradition.
The Heatons also gently incorporate the Thai music Shannon learned in school as a kid and rootsy Americana sounds that surrounded them during their three years in bluegrass-haven Boulder, Colorado.
Since their move to Boston in 2001, the Heatons have become an integral part of Boston’s vibrant trad music scene.
Matt and Shannon are poised, passionate American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. They are comfortable onstage and have a warm connection with their audiences. They move listeners with their love of traditional music (and each other), and their sense of adventure and fun in exploring new directions and possibilities.
Performance begins at 7pm at the Sunapee Methodist Church, corner of Route 11 and Lower Main Street (9 Lower Main Street), Sunapee, NH in the downstairs room. Admission is free; a hat is passed for donations to the musicians.
For other upcoming shows go to www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org. Enjoy!
The 10th Annual 5K Sunapee Turkey Trot will be held in Sunapee Harbor this November 24th at 9:00am. Online registration is now open at http://sunapeeturkeytrot.com/. Bibs and pins can be picked up at Pre-Registration on Wednesday, November 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association. They can also be picked up on race day (November 24 from 7:00-8:00 am; however, due to a large number of people registering on race day, we urge racers to pick up their bibs and pins at the pre-registration. Race day registration is from 7-8am and the 1K Chicken Run begins at 8:15am for the children.
The Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization will hold a pie sale during the Pre-Registration as well as on race day. Pies will be $10 each, and it is a great way to support the SPTO as well as get out of having to bake!
In an effort to reduce waste, Prospect Hill Antiques will be setting up water stations at the start and finish lines. Please bring your own reusable bottle, and fill up whenever you’re thirsty. Thank you Prospect Hill Antiques!
Gather the family and make this your morning Thanksgiving tradition! No dogs please!
Tonight Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform Americana, old country, and harmony singing, commanding crafted melodies and poignant, introspective lyrics, backing them with delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo.
Check out the upcoming performances at www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
You have until this Sunday, 8/9, to visit Mt. Sunapee Resort and view the annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair. The Fair showcases the work of more than 350 craftspeople's items made by hand. It's the place to see an incredible variety of beautiful, one-of-a-kind craft items that are functional, decorative, and built to last.
And don't forget the Adventure Park at South Peak! You'll find disc golf, mini-golf, guided canopy tours, an aerial challenge course and more!
Visit their web site and come enjoy the local fun, www.mtsunapee.com
Come on down to the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse this Friday, May 15, at 7pm. The Coffeehouse is located in the downstairs of the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee, NH. www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
This week's guest will be Rattye McGee, a duo of mountain loving, New Hampshire song writers. Their mission is to create music that satisfies the hungry soul. Rick Poulin is Rattye McGee's guitarist and co-song writer whose original, distinctive guitar sound is rich with harmonic rhythms and solos, all at once! On piano and vocals is Theresa Ramirez, blending her soulful vocals with her unique piano style. Together, they create original songs that are poetic, intelligent, emotional and real. Hope you dig the tunes! www.reverbnation.com/rattyemcgee.
Kevin is a New Hampshire native and builder and restorer of traditional New England stone walls. He will also construct a miniature stone wall during his talk.
The Lake Sunapee Region Center for the Arts is currently seeking original poetry submissions centering on the theme "Poetry Born from Music". For submission rules go to http://www.centerfortheartsnh.org/writing-contest-.html. Please submit by Monday, February 16. Judging by NH Poet Laureate, Alice B. Fogel.
Two winning poets will be notified by March 31 and invited to read their poems at The Lake Sunapee Protective Association's Knowlton House at Sunapee Harbor on Friday, April 10 from 5-7pm.
Come on down to the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse Friday, February 6th at 7pm to see folk singer-songwriter Cosy Sheridan. The coffeehouse is located downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee, NH. Coffee, tea and baked goods will be available. A hat will be passed around for donations to the musician.
Cosy Sheridan's satirical viewpoints on everyday life have earned her a place in the hearts of fans across the country. Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations of modern mythology (meet Hades the Biker), love songs for adults, contemporary philosophy for the thoughtfully-minded and her signature parody on aging and women. A former NH native, she first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. West Side Folk called her "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters".
If you would like to perform, volunteer or inquire about performances, call 763-2668 or www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org
The first competition of the season, the Jingle Jam Rail Jam, will be this Saturday, 12/27, in the Bob Skinner's 603 Terrain Park at 12:30. Registration is from 9-noon at the Group Sales Office with a $20 entrance fee. Skier and snowboarder categories, under 18 years old needs parent/guardian signature.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Goosefeathers Pub with a special family menu until 8pm. There will be favors, a DJ and fireworks at 9pm on Eggbeater Trail.
For more information and upcoming events, visit www.mountsunapee.com
Join in the magic this Saturday, December 6th at Sunapee Harbor from 1-4pm. There will be hayrides and tours of the harbor throughout the afternoon. Children can visit Pete's Shed to decorate a gingerbread cookie ($5), get their face painted, and participate in holiday craft baking. Auction items are appreciated for a silent auction from 1-3:30pm. Drop off items at the Sunapee Town Hall in care of Scott Blewitt, Recreation Director.
At 2pm the Looney Lunge takes place where participants dive into the frigid waters of Lake Sunapee! Talk about Looney!
Santa arrives at the Historical Society Museum at 2:30pm to lead the parade and light the bonfire at the gazebo.
If you bring in an unwrapped toy for Toys for Joy and/or a food pantry donation, you will have your name entered in a drawing to win a prize.
Come one, come all and experience the magic of the holidays!