Connla, of Ireland, perform August 31st at 5:30

BarnArts' Music Series Stellar Fall Line-Up


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Feast and Field Events Continue until October 12th

Many may associate the gatherings and market at Feast and Field with summertime, but the outdoor farmers' market events continue into October 12th.  Kids are back in school, and fall fruits are ripening, meaning more great offerings from the farmers at Feast and Field. If you haven't made it yet this year, it's not too late, and the music line up this fall is worth the trip, and worth bundling up for.  

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BarnArts Music Series at Feast and Field Market presents some exciting acts this season; some new to the venue, and some returning favorites.  Music begins at 5:30 each week. (Feast and Field is located at 1544 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT.)

Connla: Thursday, August 31st

Connla is a rising new group from Ireland.  They are picking up all sorts of awards for their debut album and were voted 2016 'Best New Group' from Live Ireland 'Livies' Award, and the 2016 'New Group of the Year' from Irish American News.

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On tour for the first time in the US with their new album River Waiting (also picking up all sorts of awards),  this young quintet is bringing a new sound to an old tradition. Meet the band here: 



Thursday September 7: Ida Mae & Terrible Mountain: 

Ida Mae Specker and Lily Specker of Terrible Mountain


Ida Mae Specker is a 3rd generation fiddle player and a rising force in American folk and roots music. She and her sister Lila began performing with their family band The Speckers in 2005. The Speckers became renowned for “playing a rambunctious version of old-time music that owes as much to punk rock as Appalachia, at least in attitude.” (Seven Days VT). VPR’s Robert Resnik calls the Speckers “Vermont Folk Heroes.” 

Terrible Mountain is comprised of Ida Mae and Lila Specker on double fiddles and Josh Norman on guitar and percussion. Carrying on the legacy of their forefathers, the band pays homage to the past while continuously evolving their unique sound. At its core the group is built on a solid commitment to having fun and to family.

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"Let me Fall" with "The Speckers"

Thursday, September 14th: The Goat Broke Loose 

The Goat Broke Loose is Vermont’s premiere Zydeco Band, with Jeremiah McLane (accordion/vocals), Ted Mortimer (guitar/vocals), Linda Boudreault (rubboard/vocals), Colin McCaffrey (bass/vocals) and Marcus Copening (drums). The band plays hi-energy Zydeco, Swamp Pop and Cajun style R&B.

Zydeco dance party:  Need we say more? 

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Sep 21: JeConte and Sean Harkness, soulful blues duo


NorCal based World Traveling Blues Rocker JeConte & New York City based Guitar Virtuoso Sean Harkness, are a magical musical duo that bring a soulful, original, interpretation of the Blues to audiences around the world. 

Explore this musical journey from the Deep Southern Bayou to the far reaches of  Timbuktu, to a cool Soulful Fall Farm Throw-down. JeConte’s Soulful  Louisiana Rocking  Style Blues combined with Sean Harkness’ one of a kind Baritone ‘Avant Garde’ Jazz Guitar is a combination only to be experienced live.

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Thursday, September 28: John Larouche Trio: Jazz

John Larouche (chromatic harmonica) and Levent Unal (guitar) return to Feast and Field with Clyde Stats on bass.  Larouche and Unal bring their own takes to jazz standards, and their own compositions.  

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Thursday, October 5th: Myra Flynn

A crowd favorite, Myra Flynn will return with with her soulful original music.  A Brookfield Native, Flynn makes her home between Los Angeles and Vermont, and we are so lucky she loves returning here to tour!  

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Thursday, October 12th: Open Mic

Music. Poetry. Story. Join for the final market of the season. 

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BarnArts Music Series is supported by donations in the pass of the bucket.  

Feast and Field is a farmers' market hosted by farmers. Support the local vendors, and strengthen the local economy. 

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