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 21.
• 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 2014-15
Nov. 15 - Marina Evans and Eric Eldering Cornetta
A melodious split bill will be Marina Evans and our own Eric Eldering Cornetta.
A new face and voice for us is the widely traveled Marina Evans . She combines strong ,even sultry vocals, unusual melodies and clever edgy lyrics into a style that is all her own. She started in her home town of Rockport and has toured and recorded across the US and in London and Italy, most recently issuing her latest album “Unbound"!
Eric Cornetta, in turn, is often heard in short segments at the open mike, as a minstrel at Old Ship’s Christmas Merrie Market’ and on his rare CD “On the Horizon“ This will be a chance to hear more of his sweet voice and expressive guitar work doing some of his most requested songs, “Pizza” and “Ghonny Brown” as well as his new songs, "Old Friends" & Baldy's Reel". We can have his long- awaited, highly anticipated new album “... better than lovers ...”!
Dec. 21 - Aine Minogue in the Sanctuary
Aine’s renowned harp playing, her beautiful, nearly ethereal voice and her sometimes enchanting guests have made this sell-out event the high point of five recent seasons. From her time as harpist in residence at Ireland’d Bunratty Castle to her playing and teaching here, Aine only gets better. This time she will be playing in the Old Ship Church’s beautiful and evocative sanctuary. http://www.Minogue.com
Jan. 17 - Paul Rishell and Annie Raines
The W.C. Handy Award- winning Delta Blues Duo combines Paul’s earthy singing, sweet guitar style and knowledge of the genre with Annie’s spirited, soaring vocals and fierce harmonica work, “So good it hurts“ according to Pinetop Perkins. The former ”Little Annie Raines“ keeps growing, and together Paul and Annie thrill audiences far and wide. if you have not heard this talented duo in person, you have a treat coming. http://www.PaulandAnnie.com
February 21 - Rick, Andy and Judy
Rick Fetters, Andy Daigle and Judy Daigle combine their instruments and voices to bring us the best of the Peter, Paul and Mary Song Book plus some original and traditional songs. After treating us to their well harmonized trio performances, they may+ surprise us with some beautiful solos. It leads to a question; which is greater, some individual performances or the sum of the parts. Come and decide for yourself. Either way, they are very enjoyable and we are glad to have them back.
March 21 - Robbie O’Connell
The inimitable Robbie O’Connell is great fun with his playful humor (“Mr. Galileo”), and then evocative, with his tribute to some of the dark days of Irish history, and finally romantic with classics like “The Sally Gardens“. He draws on his experience with his uncles, the Clancy Brothers and his cousin Aoife Clancy, but ultimately we get to spend a memorable evening with the unique Robbie O’Connell. http://www.RobbieOConnell.com
April 18 - The Memphis Rockabilly Band
The Rockabillies are a treat not to be missed. They were at the forefront of the American Roots Music scene in Europe, and now play regularly on the South Shore. They do original, standard and traditional songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, blues, rock and roll, hillbilly, and rhythm and blues. With all these styles they are also a great dance band. Despite the loss of Founding Member Jeff Spencer in 2009, they remain great fun to hear. www.MemphisRockabillyband.com
May 16 - Monica Rizzio & Old Kings Highway
We last heard Monica Rizzio as the compelling leading voice in Tripping Lily during a recent season. Now she is with the Old King’s Highway and bridges memorable folk, country and bluegrass. She is also song writing leading to “Luckier than You,” an infectious love anthem, and “Falling” a young woman ‘s search for her voice. Monica grew up on a ranch in Texas and has taken root on Cape Cod. The two suggest the range of her singing and song writing and the versatility and depth of the Old Kings Highway. http://www.MonicaRizzio.com