Webb Barn Traditional Music Festival

The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum is pleased to present the second annual Traditional Music Festival September 27-29. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. A community listening session will be held before each concert. Bring your instruments, share some tunes, and learn about the music from each performer.

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. The Traditional Music Festival is sponsored by a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

Tuesday, September 27th: Genticorum

Generous Sponsor of Genticorum

Over the past 18 years the trad Quebec group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk, and Celtic music circuit. Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional power trio also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music-weaving together fiddle, flute and accordion work, vocal harmonies, foot percussion, and guitar accompaniment. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, September 28th: Jake Blount

Rhode Island based Jake Blount is a scholar of Black American music who speaks about the African roots of the banjo and the subtle, yet profound ways African Americans have shaped and defined the amorphous categories of roots music and Americana. He specializes in music of Black Americans and spirituals. Each song highlights important elements about the stories we tell ourselves of our shared history and our endlessly complicated present moment. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Thursday, September 29th: Open the Door for Three

Maine-based spouces Liz Knowles (fiddle) and Kieran O’Hare (uilleann piper) alone with Dublin-born Pat Broaders (singer and bouzouki player) show how Irish music is a living, breathing part of Irish and Irish American culture, and there is no single story that can sum up its history, its charm, grace and drive. Their music is filled with connections, the connections to people and places, to teachers and heritage and audiences, and to the stories and humor that bring us all together and is a rare combination of unearthed tunes from centuries-old collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Want to see all three shows for a lower price? Click HERE to purchase a bundle!