Ocean Celtic

March 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

OCEAN Celtic is a quartet featuring key member from the cutting-edge Celtic-fusion band OCEAN Orchestra.  Based in Maryland, they are known for electrifying jigs and reels, soaring vocals and otherworldly airs, steeped in both deep scholarship and quirky humor.  Jannifer Cutting, protegee of folk revival pioneer A.L. Lloys and Library of Congress ethnomusicologist, is a celebrated bandleader who founded several WAMMIE award-winning bands including The New St. George.  Lisa Moscatiello has a voice that Billboard described as “one of the most gorgeous vocal instruments in all of folk-tinged pop”; she has sung with several bands including Ceoltoiri and Whirligig.  Balladeer Stephen Winick, a Library of Congress folklorist with a melodious voice and a penchant for sea shanties, studied with legendary Irish singer Frank Harte.  And multi-champion Scottish fiddler Andrew Dodds of the acclaimed group Iona rounds out this diverse and lively band.  Together, they combine award-winning original songs, fiery fiddle tunes, and innovative arrangements of obscure traditional tunes… a signature blend they call “Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns.”

Meet the Chefs Series: Jean-Jacques Paimblanc

March 29, 2015 by Beth Colt

Chef Paimblanc has trained in some of Europe’s top establishments, and is a founder (along with Jacques Pepin and Julia Child) of the Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts at Boston University.  We are privileged to have him join us once again to demonstrate some of his favorite dishes.

Seal & Seabird Watch

March 28, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join the Coalition for a heated boat tour to look for harbor seals and winter seabirds on Woods Hole. Begin at the Buzzards Bay Discovery Center, where guests will learn about harbor seals and their life in Buzzards Bay and beyond. Then board the M/V Richard Edwards to search for these playful mammals on the water. Binoculars provided.  Members $20, Non Members $30, Children under 12 $15.  Registration is required for all Bay Adventures.  To RSVP please contact the Buzzards Bay Coalition at 508-999-6363 ext. 219.

Bruce Gertz Quartet

March 24, 2015 by Beth Colt

Tim Ray on piano, Tucker Antell on sax, Bruce Gertz on bass, and Austin McMahon on drums.  Check out more on

Joe Sutton Band

March 22, 2015 by Beth Colt

No tickets needed, just drop on in to the Quicks Hole Tavern and check out Joe on guitar & vocals, Marc Fuller on Violin, Ted Fill on Banjo and Tom Renshaw on bass.

Life, Death & Victory – Falmouth Chorale & Orchestra

March 21, 2015 by Beth Colt

Handel’s Messiah, a work we most often associate with Christmas celebration, was originally intended for Easter and first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742. On Palm Sunday Weekend, enjoy Parts II and III of this Oratorio which heralds resurrection and life renewed.

Irving Berlin: A Robert Wyatt Lecture

March 19, 2015 by Beth Colt

It was truly a “ragtime to riches” path chosen by the immigrant Russian Jew Israel Baline. A teenaged waif slumming an existence in the Bowery during the earliest years of the twentieth-century, Irving Berlin, as he was later known, began writing songs before he knew how to read music. A self-taught and rather pathetic pianist, he morphed into a genuine musical icon by the age of 23 and remained the standard bearer for all songwriters until his death at the age of 101. Perhaps Jerome Kern describes it most succinctly: “Irving Berlin has no ‘place’ in American music—Irving Berlin IS American music.”

Rushad Eggleston

March 16, 2015 by Beth Colt

Rushad Eggleston: Reservation only, please bring $20 cash

Rushad Eggleston is a cellist from another planet. He’ll play a concert in a Woods Hole living room on Monday, March 16. Please bring $20 cash per person, a few munchies or drinks to share, an intact sense of humor and whatever you can scrape together of your left-over childlike wonder. Leave at home your adult view of the world, your ideas about what good music is and, if possible, your car.

Reservations required: Reservation holders will be informed of location details sufficiently in advance of the show.

The Boston Globe describes Maestro Eggleston thusly:

Onstage, the cellist and fountain of off-kilter creativity looks like an overgrown elf in his pointed cap and brightly colored stretch-pants. His songs are populated by strange characters and littered with inscrutable neologisms, with story lines sometimes taking place in an imaginary world he playfully calls the Land of Sneth. He once played a solo while dangling high above his band on wires, Peter Pan-like.

But behind the boisterous showmanship and dogged weirdness is a natural talent who netted a Grammy nomination while still an undergrad at Berklee College of Music. As a collaborator with fiddle great Darol Anger, a founding member of popular bluegrass revisionists Crooked Still, or leader of his own varied solo efforts, Eggleston has followed an unpredictable path.

The Reunion Band

March 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Calling all bluegrass fans — the Reunion Band is back! Known for tight vocal harmonies and a solid traditional bluegrass sound, the Reunion Band features Boston-area veterans Richard Brown (mandolin), Dave Dillon (rhythm guitar), Margaret Gerteis (acoustic bass), Laura Orshaw (fiddle) and Catherine ‘BB” Bowness (banjo).  Formed in 2002, the group’s core members have played together in various configurations for over 30 years.  lead singer and rhythm guitarist Dave Dillon played with Don Stover as well as renowned Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys.  Richard Brown, Monroe-style mandolinist and lead/baritone, joined Dave in the Hudson Valley Boys and the Stony Lonesome band.  Rhythm bassist and high tenor Margaret Gerteis also played in the Stony Lonesome, as well as Apple Country and Hazel Dickens.  They are joined by two newer members: young fiddler & singer Laura Orshaw, praised bu far and wide for her “boundless energy and contagious joy,” and New Zealand native BB Bowness, who won the Uncle Dave Macon banjo competition at the tender age of 15.  Together, the Reunion Band will blend their communal experience and vitality into a night of hot picking and sweet singing.

Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert

March 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Influenced by his native musical roots, as well as North and South American styles, his music delivers skillful and innovative guitar instrumental solos.

This concert is part of the Library benefit series, “Listening at the Library”.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students, and may be purchased starting 2 weeks in advance at the Woods Hole Library, the Bank of Woods Hole, Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, and at the door the day of the show.

5th Annual Doggie Bowl Bowling Tournament

March 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Please plan to join us, dog lovers young and old, for the fifth annual Doggie Bowl Bowling Tournament Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ryan’s Amusement Center. This event is always lots of fun, and loaded with great people and wonderful prizes. Proceeds benefit the Falmouth Dog Park.

This year participants can bowl two games and get bowling shoes for just $15, $5 for those 12 and under. Bring a group and give yourselves a dog related name to compete as a team if you want. Up to four can bowl per lane.

First and second place prizes will be awarded to the team with the best game average; the individual with the best game average; and to the person 12 and under with the best game average.

Also on March 15 at Ryan’s, we will collect the change anyone has been saving all year. The person bringing in the most cash that day will win a $75 gift certificate to Oysters Too in East Falmouth. Please make sure all U.S. coins are in a baggie, labeled with your name and phone number. We will take them all to the bank, run them through the counter, and determine the winner, who will receive a call the next day announcing his/her winning.

Any questions about the bowling or coin collection can be addressed to Barb Schneider at 508-331-2929.

5th Annual Bridal Fair at the Navigator

March 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Bridal Fair at the Navigator

Free admission – public welcome

Donations collected at the door for the local food pantry

Many raffles provided by the vendors

Cash bar and refreshments available

Join us for a strolling fashion show provided by Sposabella Bridal and Cape Cod Tux

Come and meet these local professionals that can help you plan that special day

The Titans III – Cape Symphony Orchestra

March 14, 2015 by Beth Colt

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony’s new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists we can’t wait for you to meet. Each concert in this four-part series brings you a different piece from three undisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. Playing the music of the Titans is like stepping inside a Rolex watch, a world of precision, intrigue and beauty.The repertoire we’ve chosen for this series is purposely eclectic. Some pieces were commissioned. Several had a muse in mind. Many were genuine works of inspiration. Each one shows another facet of the composers’ brilliance through different instrumental configurations. Each one exposes the talent and range of the Symphony musicians in a way you’ve never heard before. Each one has a story to tell. That’s why we’ve chosen the setting as carefully as the music. Intimate. So we can talk, share and really get to know the music – and each other – before, during and after the concert. Interesting pairings. Interesting people. All the ingredients for a very entertaining evening. Come play with us.

Brahms String Quartet, op. 51, no. 2

Mozart Clarinet Quintet
With Mark Miller, Clarinet

Beethoven String Quartet, op. 59, no. 2

Pedroia String Quartet
Jae Cosmos Lee, Violin
Rohan Gregory, Violin
Peter Sulski, Viola
Jacques Lee Wood, Cello

Ticket Price - $35 General Admission

A Night of Comedy to Benefit Wings for Falmouth Families

March 13, 2015 by Beth Colt

A Night of Comedy

to benefit


presented by

Sound Financial Advisors At Janney Montgomery Scott LLC




Mike Whitman

Master of Ceremonies, Chief Edward Dunne

Your $40 ticket donation can be made by calling

Joanne Bayles, 508-566-3425

or Stephanie Literrer at 508-548-4255

or visit the website

Curtis on Tour – The Aizuri Quartet

March 13, 2015 by Beth Colt

Formed in the fall of 2012, the Aizuri Quartet–quartet in residence at the Curtis Institute of Music–is a culmination of years of music-making between its members, from their studies together at Curtis and The Juilliard School, to their collaborations at storied chamber music festivals like Marlboro, Caramoor and the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute. Individual members of the quartet have won top prizes in such competitions as the Primrose International Viola Competition and Astral Artists National Auditions, and have appeared throughout North America and Europe with ensembles including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Musicians from Marlboro. More at

$25/$20 members

Yoko Miwa Trio

March 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Critically acclaimed pianist and JVC Victor Entertainment Recording Artist Yoko Miwa has spent the past decade honing one of the most musical trio sounds on the jazz scene. Miwa is an artist with a unique sound, style and meaning to her fans. In addition to being voted Best Jazz Act by the Boston Phoenix in the 2012 Best Music Poll, The Yoko Miwa Trio made their Blue Note NYC debut in 2014 to rave reviews. “Miwa had just as much fun sending the rhythm section away and swinging by herself as she did engaging in a tightly spiraling, interlocking web of melody…pensively spacious minor-key blues, a scampering right hand against a stern left, tension and release around a central tone, intricately conversational interplay with the guys in her fantastic trio…She’s fun to watch and just as tuneful.” — The New York Music Daily.

Author Dick Lehr: “The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War”

March 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

In 1915, two men—one a journalist agitator, the other a technically brilliant filmmaker—incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black against white, Hollywood against Boston, and free speech against civil rights.

Monroe Trotter and D. W. Griffith were fighting over a film that dramatized the Civil War and Reconstruction in a post-Confederate South. Almost fifty years earlier, Monroe’s father, James, was a sergeant in an all-black Union regiment that marched into Charleston, South Carolina, just as the Kentucky cavalry—including Roaring Jack Griffith, D. W.’s father—fled for their lives. Griffith’s film, The Birth of a Nation, included actors in blackface, heroic portraits of Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and a depiction of Lincoln’s assassination. Freed slaves were portrayed as villainous, vengeful, slovenly, and dangerous to the sanctity of American values. It was tremendously successful, eventually seen by 25 million Americans. But violent protests against the film flared up across the country.

Monroe Trotter’s titanic crusade to have the film censored became a blueprint for dissent during the 1950s and 1960s. This is the fiery story of a revolutionary moment for mass media and the nascent civil rights movement, and the men clashing over the cultural and political soul of a still-young America standing at the cusp of its greatest days.

$5 Members, $8 Non Members

Wicked Trivia at the British Beer Company

March 10, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join us at the BBC for some Wicked Trivia!

The Beach House Comedy Show

March 7, 2015 by Beth Colt

Preston’s Comedy Productions




Paul Nardizzi

as seen on Conan O’Brien

Ira Proctor

as seen on Comedy Central

Preston Simpson

as seen on David Letterman

Tickets $25

For ticket information call 917-359-8735

Lecture: A Tempest in a Salt Pond: 200 Years of Hurricane, Wildfires and Human Activity in Falmouth”

March 5, 2015 by Beth Colt

2015 Winter and Spring Speaker Series

presented by

The 300 Committee Land Trust

& Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc.

Dr. Jeff Donnelly, a geologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, studies how climate variability changes tropical cyclone activity, alters sea levels and affects water availability. In addition, his research seeks to understand the impact of a changing climate on terrestrial and coastal landforms and ecosystems. Through the examination of a 2,000-year record of sediment preserved at the bottom of Salt Pond in Falmouth, Jeff and his team have found evidence of many large-scale storms making landfall. Jeff’s presentation will highlight what the sediment and pollen data collected from this great pond tells us about past climate change, sea-level rise and hurricane strikes, and what these findings may mean for Falmouth’s future.

Wicked Trivia at the British Beer Company

March 3, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join us at the BBC for Wicked Trivia every Tuesday!

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald

March 1, 2015 by Beth Colt

This rising Celtic roots duo features sisters born in Halifax, raised in Antigonish and steeped in Nova Scotia’s diverse and vibrant musical traditions. They play driving fiddle, piano, guitar, banjo and accordion — and true to the tradition, both sing and step dance as well. They are equally at home with traditional material, driving contemporary and original tunes, and wacky juxtapositions such as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata woven into a set of fiery reels. They’ve won a variety of awards including Canada’s prestigious “Galaxie Rising Star” in 2010. Says Cheryl Prashkar, President of North East Regional Folk Alliance: “There is something very special about their sound, their dedication and their spirit that drew me to want to see every moment of their performances!” Their newest album, Sterling Road is “the last minute surprise of the year from a major new force on the scene! WOW!!” –Live Ireland radio. Don’t miss this cutting-edge duo in their first Woods Hole performance.

“Voices from the Past” – Mastersingers by the Sea

March 1, 2015 by Beth Colt

Our winter concert – ‘Voices from the Past’

Featuring the New Bedford Symphony String Quartet and Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord


GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Saraband & Passacaille from Suite No. 7 in G Minor

MORTEN LAURIDSON: O Magnum Mysterium

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, “The Dissonant”, K. 465


DOMINICK ARGENTO: A Toccata of Galuppi’s, Rhapsody for chamber choir, string quartet & offstage harpsichord

Dr. David Mackenzie, Music Director / Brittany Haskell. Assistant Director

Advance tickets ($20) are available from all chorus members.  Alternately,  you can obtain them at Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth, Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee or online through our Tickets page.  Tickets will also be available at the door ($25)

For additional information call: 508-540-4732

MBL Falmouth Forum: “Out of the Blue: Nantucket and the Pacific World”

February 27, 2015 by Beth Colt

Whales’ Teeth, Sea Cucumbers and Castaways Topic of MBL Falmouth Forum

Sponsored by the MBL Associates, and generously supported this season by Sandy and David Bakalar, the event is free and open to the public.

The histories of Whippy, Cary and the commodities they traded offer testimonials about cultural and environmental changes during the nineteenth century. Their stories also reveal the deep interconnections between maritime communities in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific.

The son of Jerry and Lalise Melillo of Falmouth, Edward “Ted” Melillo, a graduate of Falmouth Academy, earned his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from Yale University. After a one-year position as the Kiriyama Distinguished Research Fellow at the University of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim, he taught for a year in the history department at Oberlin College and spent a year as a visiting assistant professor in the Earth and Environment Department at Franklin & Marshall College. Since 2009, Melillo has been a faculty member at Amherst College where he teaches courses on global environmental history, the history of the Pacific World, and commodities in world historical perspective.

Melillo is the author of the forthcoming book, Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection, 1786-2008, which will be published in the fall of 2015. He is also the co-editor of Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History, published in December 2014.  His articles have appeared in numerous journals, and he has given nearly fifty lectures and presentations on topics ranging from the social history of the global nitrogen cycle to the role of insect-derived commodities in shaping world history.

An optional buffet dinner will precede Melillo’s lecture at 6:00 PM at the MBL’s Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $30 (meal includes salad, pasta or potatoes, two entrees, wine, dessert, tax and gratuity) and must be purchased in advance at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 pm on Tuesday February 24. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or

Author Christian Appy, “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity”

February 26, 2015 by Beth Colt

Christian Appy will discuss his latest book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity on Thursday, February 26 at 7 PM.
How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? American Reckoning examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, the author offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences.
Mr. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of two previous books on the Vietnam War, including Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction.

$5 Members, $8 Non Members