Article in the Woodstock Times May 23, 2013 “Memorial Day Tradition”
As has become tradition in Woodstock for more than a decade now, locals can come out to the Colony Cafe on the Saturday night of Memorial Day fir Tom Pacheco’s only full fledged concert of the year in town. The show is at 8 PM Saturday May 25.
One of the world’s most prolific songwriters, Pacheco can write about snowflakes, a blue blanket handed down to him by his grandmother, broken pianos in the desert, the folly of looking the other way when governments commit atrocities; he’ll trace the life of a bullet,talk about the killer of Jack the Ripper, and tell the story of Juan Romero, the busboy who cradled Robert Kennedy’s head when he was shot in 1968…it’s a rich world of possibility, darkness and light, tragedy and heroes, just like the real one. And maybe for the home folks, he’ll sing his tribute to the golden days in town, The Hills of Woodstock.
Storyteller/writer Lynne Cullen and musician/composer Kurt Kish merge the ancient myths and legends with music inspired by Black/Folk Metal and classical sources to bring the old adventures to life. Lynne Cullen is a storyteller, playwright, and concertina player who learned the art of storytelling while living in England. Lynne loves myths and folktales; her original stories fall into a strange gap somewhere between The Twilight Zone and Looney Tunes. For seven years, Lynne has hosted Seanachie Nights in Portland, Maine: a monthly evening of traditional stories and music. When Kurt Kish was 14, he found a 4-string tenor acoustic guitar in his mother’s closet. Kurt taught himself music and guitar. Later he studied music theory and composition. As a solo musician he has developed an original voice on electric guitar. With such diverse musical influences as Exotica from the ‘50s, quirky instrumentals of the ‘60s, Black/Doom Metal, Bach and Bartok, listeners can expect to hear unique musical vignettes.
Lynne and Kurt will be telling their favorite Irish folk lore, Finn MacCumhaill Goes Hunting. In this classic folktale, Ireland’s greatest hero goes out hunting with his loyal men, the Fianna; but when a fog traps them on the mountain, they are forced to spend the night in a mysterious cottage with two very strange hosts.
Mike Dickerman is a longtime northern New Hampshire resident who was lured to the White Mountains region by its many foot trails and magnificent summits and lush valleys. After more than a decade of reporting on area events for the Littleton Courier newspaper, he started his own publishing company (Bondcliff Books) in 1996 and regularly writes, publishes and distributes books related to New Hampshire’s North Country and White Mountains.
For more than 25 years, his popular hiking column, “The Beaten Path,” has appeared regularly in newspapers across the Granite State. He has authored or edited numerous books, including The 4000-Footers of the White Mountains, Along the Beaten Path, Mount Washington: Narratives and Perspectives, and Lincoln & Woodstock, New Hampshire. He was also co-editor of the award-winning anthology, Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country, and served as co-editor of the 29th edition of the AMC White Mountain Guide.
Mike will be talking with Jon about his newest book, White Mountains Hiking History: Trailblazers of the Granite State, published in June by The History Press of Charleston, South Carolina.
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