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First Church Friday Folk Coffeehouse presents its fourth concert of the 2022-2023 season featuring the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society in the Parish Hall at First Church and Parish Dedham, 670 High Street, Dedham on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium. There will be refreshments for purchase. Tickets are $10 available online at Folk Coffeehouse | dedhamuu and at the door.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

The Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society has been delighting audiences in New England for over forty years with Celtic, maritime, French Canadian, and original songs and tunes.  The band’s repertoire especially features American Colonial-era tunes, sing-along sea chanteys, and original songs of colorful people and places from New England's rich history. From ragtime to oldtime, the band's rollicking, friendly style is fun for all ages. Nancy Koch plays accordion and guitar. She also sings boldly of pirates and other seagoing rascals, yet creates lovely vocal harmonies on gorgeous, slow ballads. Ben Bruno is on fiddle and guitar. He picked up the fiddle and hung up his electric guitar after discovering a love for traditional fiddle music. He has an insatiable thirst for learning new tunes and styles.  Linda Abrams has been playing melodic claw hammer banjo for over 40 years. Despite growing up listening to Pete Seeger and Earl Scruggs, she ventured into playing the music of Ireland, France and Quebec. Band co-founder David "Doc" Rosen is master of the age-old delights of the bodhrán (an Irish drum), spoons and bones. He also plays an unusual instrument that never fails to intrigue: the pogocello. From the traditions of the Swedish "Devil's fiddle," eastern European polka percussion sticks, and 18th and 19th century shipboard Fufu bands, the pogocello is a mix of rhythm instrument and pogo-stick. It is not to be missed!  You'll be inspired to tap your toes and sing along!

First Church and Parish Dedham Unitarian Universalist was first gathered in 1638 and is located in Dedham Center at 670 High Street. Its lively music program includes church choir at Sunday services, the Parish Players theater troupe, and the Concerts at First Church concert series, in addition to our Friday Folk Coffeehouses.

Doors open at 7:00. Concert begins at 7:30. Refreshments are available
670 High Street Dedham    Tickets at door $10