coffeehouse off the square
Old Ship Parish House, Fellowship Hall
107 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
• All events are at 8 PM on the third Saturday of the month except for the Christmas Concert at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 20th.
• All except split bills and the Christmas Concert begin with an open microphone. Come and let us hear you.
• Admission is $15 and benefits the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
The coffeehouse is always in need of volunteers, be it with stage setup and takedown, kitchen help, postering and publicity, or on the music committee. We very much need your help. Please get in touch with us at: 781-749-1767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The handicapped-accessible Parish Hall, 107 Main Street, Hingham Square, is just up from the Loring Hall Theater, on the MBTA’s 220 bus from Quincy Center, and a scenic long walk from the West Hingham commuter rail station.
For more information, call (781) 749-1767.
Contact person: Eric Eldering Cornetta
SCHEDULE FOR 2015 - 2016
January 16th – GREG GREENWAY
Greg continues to blow audiences away with his dynamic, imaginative styles, foot stomping passion, pungent populism and underlying personal lyrical intimacy delivered with "one of the strongest and finest voices in folk music."
February 20th - DILLON BUSTIN
This accomplished singer-songwriter- composer-folklorist thrilled and touched Old Ship audiences with his memorable Joshua Slocum song cycle covering the Fairhaven sailor's historic solo trip around the world on his small sloop, the Spray. (He foundit abandoned and rotting in a field and rebuilt it piece by piece..) The songs tell us of people he met and things he experienced with humor, empathy, sorrow and detachment. Dillon may draw on other compositions and traditional material, but the Slocum Cycle alone is enough to fill a unique evening.
March 19th - MARTIN BUTLER & KATIE MCDONNELL
Katie McDonnell’s Irish Cross County Band with ace Bodhran player Martin Butler. Galway born and raised, Katie is an accomplished singer-songwriter-guitarist with her song “Lines” heard in the film Raising Arizona. The band features the engaging Bodhran player-singer Martin Butler who has been heard at Hingham’s Snug, and in concert with the Celtic group Cunla Dear. One reviewer has said that “he will quench your winter blues while the lilting vocals of Katie McDonnell will while away the evening as you stomp out the beat.”
April 16th - GUY VAN DUSER & BILLY NOVICK
Guy and Billy are back again by popular demand. For a spirited evening nothing can beat "The Two man big band" (Garrison Keillor"). Guy's strong, playful jazz guitar and Bill's sweet/spicy clarinet and unique vocals cover a great range of classic jazz and pop material.
May 21st - KRISTEN GRAVES
A compelling singer/songwriter, humanitarian and Connecticut's' 15th State Troubadour. Kristen is a stirring combination of music and justice. With catchy songs, a penchant for story telling and inspiring lyrics she delights audiences and was listed as poart of the "new generation of folk music: in the New York Times.