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2018 Spring Concert Schedule

Submitted by awarnock on Tue, 10/03/2017 - 17:22

Friday, January 26, 2018

Seneca Rocks

Trisha Spencer & Howard RainsBack by popular demand! This brilliant bluegrass band made up of prominent veteran performers, many of whom are former Johnson Mountain Boys, is one entertaining bunch. The group includes Dudley Connell on guitar, Sally Love on guitar, Tom Adams on banjo, David McLaughlin on mandolin, and Marshall Wilborn on bass. Dudley and Sally are the group’s primary vocalists, and together they have an unforgettable sound. This is sure to be a great evening of lively picking and beautiful harmony singing.

8 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Del. 19711

Tickets online soon or at the door: Public $20; Seniors $17; BFOTM Members $15; Students with school ID $10; Ages 17 & under FREE!

More info: concerts@brandywinefriends.org, www.brandywinefriends.org, or (302) 321-6466


Friday, February 9, 2018

Special Consensus

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus (Greg Cahill - banjo, Rick Faris - guitar, Dan Eubanks - bass, Nick Dumas - mandolin) has a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 18 recordings, won several IBMA awards, and appeared in concert all over the world.

8 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Del. 19711

Tickets online soon or at the door: Public $20; Seniors $17; BFOTM Members $15; Students with school ID $10; Ages 17 & under FREE!

More info: concerts@brandywinefriends.org, www.brandywinefriends.org, or (302) 321-6466


Friday, March 9, 2018

Bob Bovee & Martha Burns

Trisha Spencer & Howard RainsTogether, Spencer & Rains have performed and taught nationally and internationally, preserving and building upon the traditions of their region. The husband and wife duo are known for their twin fiddle harmony, which is a product of the influence of midwestern Scandinavian fiddlers Tricia heard as a child. At the same time, Howard’s distinct repertoire reintroduces listeners to the pre-contest styles of Texas fiddling. That same sense of harmony is in their vocals, as well, which they pull from all manner of American folk music. Both multi-instrumentalists, they are steeped in tradition and are dedicated to the preservation, performance, and teaching of old time music.

8 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Road, Newark, Del. 19711

Tickets online soon or at the door: Public $20; Seniors $17; BFOTM Members $15; Students with school ID $10; Ages 17 & under FREE!

More info: concerts@brandywinefriends.org, www.brandywinefriends.org, or (302) 321-6466



The Brandywine Friends are also proud to co-sponsor events at The Grand Opera House.

The Grand Opera House
818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Discounts are available for BFOTM members; for details contact the Grand Opera House at (302) 658-7897 or see www.thegrandwilmington.org.


Also, watch the web site for details about the 47th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, 2018 at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, NJ.

Tickets will go on sale December 1, 2017.  Watch the festival web site at www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org for announcements!