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Monday, February 24, 2014

You are invited to enjoy "A Bouquet of Celtic Spring-Songs" with Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton




Join us, folks! Spring is here! (almost)

"Come All Ye!" to welcome springtime with Celtic music, song, and story! You are invited to enjoy "A Bouquet of Celtic Spring-Songs"
 6 pm
March 2, 2014
at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 18 Springdale Avenue, Dover, MA.

Our special, family-friendly musical/historical program will follow a dinner at the church, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Our program will feature storytelling and musical numbers drawn from several Celtic sources, styles and eras, and played on a variety of instruments. The Church is handicapped accessible. The program is free and open to the public, but a free-will offering is very welcome.

Directions and more info: http://www.saintdunstansma.org
 Email: office@saintdunstansma.org
Phone: 508-785-0879)

Monday, February 17, 2014

THIS WEEKEND! Feb. 22 I'm on an author's panel at the Big Book Getaway, sponsored by the Mark Twain House and Museum, and by the History Press

THIS WEEKEND! Feb. 22

I'm on an author's panel at the Big Book Getaway conference at Mohegan Sun....should be fun! Sharing the panel with
fellow authors Marybeth Reilly McGreen, Brunonia Barry, and the panel is moderated by RI Deputy Secretary of State (and author) Paul F. Caranci

 

Saturday, February 22 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Info:


http://www.thebigbookclub.org/toil-trouble-witches-occult/

You can register on the website! Please come!

Maggi Smith-Dalton, a historian and writer, writes about the history of spiritualism and the occult in Salem, Massachusetts. She describes occult aspects earlier in the region’s history, such as mesmerism, religious sects, and Mormonism, then Salem just before the Civil War through the end of the nineteenth century. She provides the historical and social context for the city, including its link to witchcraft, and tells of key individuals, such as Emanuel Swedenborg, Franz Anton Mesmer, Andrew Jackson Davis, Charles Wentworth Upham, Charles Henry Foster, Allen Putnam, Joseph Gilbert Waters, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other psychics, healers, and clairvoyants. (Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)


Thursday, February 13, 2014

You are invited to enjoy "A Bouquet of Celtic Spring-Songs" with Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton 6 pm March 2, 2014, at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Dover, MA

 "Come All Ye!" to welcome springtime with Celtic music, song, and story! You are invited to enjoy "A Bouquet of Celtic Spring-Songs"   6 pm March 2, 2014, at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 18 Springdale Avenue, Dover, MA. The special, family-friendly musical/historical program, presented by musicians and historians Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton, will follow a dinner at the church, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

The program by the Daltons will feature storytelling and musical numbers drawn from several Celtic sources, styles and eras, and played on a variety of instruments. The Church is handicapped accessible. The program is free and open to the public, but a free-will offering is very welcome.

Directions and more info: http://www.saintdunstansma.org  Email: office@saintdunstansma.org
Phone: 508-785-0879)

BHCC Community Education Spring 2014 Workshops with Maggi Smith-Dalton

BHCC Community Education Spring 2014 Workshops
with Maggi Smith-Dalton
Bunker Hill Community College (Charlestown Campus)
http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/ce/spring2014workshopseries/

Registration Open NOW!

Celtic Roots and Branches 
WCE-233 $15
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Celtic Music as the Wheel of the Year
WCE-231 $15
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Registration button on the website

Celtic Roots and Branches 
WCE-233 $15
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Understanding the influence of immigrant cultural contributions is vital to understanding the development of U.S. history. Throughout that history, the musical contributions of the Celtic people have been extremely important. This workshop will provide an overview of how Celtic music influenced U.S. history and culture, focusing mostly on the 18th and 19th centuries. We'll explore this story together through performed and recorded music, illustrated lecture, and conversation.

Celtic Music as the Wheel of the Year
WCE-231 $15
Saturday, March 15, 2014

In every culture, music has provided much more than entertainment to human life. The traditional music of the Celts celebrated the natural world, giving each community a sense of connection to each other and to the mysteries of life and death. Musical rituals gave structure and shape to everyday life, celebrated heroic events and people, commemorated important folk figures such as St. Patrick and St. David and strengthened a shared sense of values. This workshop will introduce participants to music of the Celts and how it functioned in the folklore and history of Celtic peoples through performed and recorded music, illustrated lecture, and conversation. Come celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with us.



Charlestown Campus
H-Building, Room H109
Phone: 617-228-2462
Fax: 617-228-2080

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 Wayne K. Johnson 
Director of Community Education
Email: wkjohnso@bhcc.mass.edu