Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Jolly Beggars Play a Celtic Concert and Peter Loffredo Does Dylan Thomas at The Buttonwood Tree

This weekend tradition runs high with the sounds of The Jolly Beggars on Saturday night (8 pm) and Sunday when Peter Loffredo brings the age-old Christmas story to life, for two shows (3 & 7 pm).


The Jolly Beggars bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music and storytelling to modern day audiences. Based out of Hartford, CT, their traditional songs and musical arrangements have exposed many to the joys of Celtic music. They tell traditional stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs.

Characterized by their tight harmonies and use of guitars, mandolin, tin whistles, octave mandolin, mandola, tenor banjo, double bass, bodhran, spoons, and more, The Jolly Beggars have quickly built a solid following and continue to spread their music around the east coast. They spent the summer of 2011 touring the east coast and playing shows from Maine to North Carolina. All of the members of the band have studied music extensively throughout their schooling and five members of the band teach music part- and full-time around Connecticut.

Peter Loffredo Presents “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” 

December 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Performed live by Peter Loffredo accompanied by John Cappaletti on piano.
Connecticut Heritage Productions (CHP) is proud to present Dylan Thomas’ holiday classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Peter Loffredo brings to life these sometimes amusing, sometimes touching memories of childhood in the early 1900s. Holiday music adds to the nostalgia with songs of the season.
This series of warm childhood remembrances not only reflects the Victorian era in Wales, but speaks to the magic of holidays, to the eternal joys of family and friends, and to the human condition in all times. Dylan’s masterful poetic prose as well as his gorgeous use of the English language makes this a holiday show for the whole family. The performance is suitable for all adults and for children old enough to sit through a live performance.

Admission by donations plus a non-perishable food item for: The Amazing Grace Pantry

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