Story telling event at NSV double all day...

May 25, 2016 by

Kevin Griffin Moreno May 25 at 12:54pm Since some folks have been asking, here is info about the inaugural “Shape Note Stories” event that will take place at the social on June 4 in the evening. We are inviting folks to share short narratives that illuminate their experience with the shape note singing tradition. Four featured storytellers will kick things off with 5-7-minute anecdotes. After that, we’ll open up the floor to 3-5-min. stories from whoever has a tale to share. The storytelling will end promptly after 90 mins., but folks should of course feel free to continue trading tales around the fire. Don’t be shy about telling a story! If you’re a shape note singer, then you have at least one story to offer, regardless of how new or experienced you are. Here...

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April 6-7: Potomac River Convention...

Jan 21, 2013 by

Please join us at the Potomac River Sacred Harp Convention at the Grange Hall in Great Falls, VA outside of Washington, DC. The convention will be the first weekend in April, 10am-3:30pm both Saturday & Sunday. Registration starts at 9:30am and the session before the midday potluck will be from The Shenandoah Harmony. Contact John delRe for more information, or Joni Seidenstein for lodging and transportation. Saturday night social TBA. Check out...

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First Annual All-Day Singing from the Shenandoah Harmony...

Jan 11, 2013 by

The First Annual All-Day Singing from The Shenandoah Harmony  will be on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Ruritan Hall in Cross Keys, VA, which is located directly across from Ananias Davisson’s gravesite. Davisson was the compiler of the Kentucky Harmony  and lived a few minutes from this site, near Harrisonburg VA. This is a beautiful site with sweeping views. The hall has plaster walls and wooden ceiling and hard floor. The singing is preceded by the Northern Shenandoah Valley All-Day Sacred Harp Singing in Bluemont, VA and a social in nearby Boyce, VA.  Attendees for both days are encouraged to find accommodations near Winchester and carpool to the singing in Cross Keys.  Recommended hotels include the Red Roof Inn, the Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn, and Travelodge, all near the intersection of I-81 and Millwood Pike...

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Semi-weekly, Thursday: Singing in Cambridge...

Jul 11, 2012 by

A new singing in Cambridge, MA will occasionally include some songs from The Shenandoah Harmony. Singings are held twice monthly, 7-9:30pm at Harvard Divinity School. Sign up for the mailing list at BostonSacredHarp.org for updates and more information, or contact...

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Shenandoah singing in Cork, Ireland...

May 4, 2012 by

The shapenote singers of Cork, Ireland have been meeting about twice a month to sing from the Shenandoah preview packet.  Although they don’t currently have a regular date, Mike Morrisroe writes “There’s no set venue as we’re keeping it in people’s houses for the moment and that’s generally switching every time. Also, if a singer from abroad is interested we may be able to change the date to accommodate them.  My personal email is mjckhead@gmail.com and I’ve no problem with people contacting me, speech-wise, on +353 86 050 5061 if they...

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Countdown to March 2-3: book launch weekend!...

Jan 9, 2013 by

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this site, for a good reason – we’ve been busy finishing the book!  I uploaded our files to the printers’ web site yesterday.  What a great feeling!  God willing, we should have the books sometime in mid-February. Although there may be a few singings that get books earlier, we’ve decided to make March 2-3 our official launch weekend.  Members of the committee will be traveling to the Northern Shenandoah Valley First Saturday Singing (Berryville VA), the Ohio State Convention (Dayton), the North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention (Raleigh), and the Ireland Sacred Harp Convention (Cork) with books in hand.  We’ll also be at the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Convention the following weekend. Books will be $22 in the US and €20 in Europe. This has been a long process, arduous but incredibly rewarding....

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