photo by Seth Butler- Lula Wiles performed in 2017 on a very rainy night. This year they return and fingers are crossed for clear skies.

Fall Line-up at Feast and Field (With Video)


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Chloe Powell

Summer is coming to a close with the Fall Equinox on September 22nd, but the music season at Feast and Field, hosted by BarnArts continues for 5 more Thursdays. It's a strong line-up of top-notch local and regional musicians! From Celtic, to Cajun, to Roots and Rhythm and Blues. Put on your favorite fall sweaters, and come out to enjoy live music and support the local farmers at Feast and Field Market. 

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Market opens at 4:30 and music begins at 5:30. Feast and Field is at 1544 Royalton Turnpike in Barnard. 

All band fees are paid for with the help of the pass of the hat.  Membership fees to Feast and Field Market help cover other expenses for the farmers, and membership grants access to a members party September 29th. info at feastandfield.com

Coming up:

September 20th: Jeremiah McLane, Owen Marshall and Corey DiMario



Jeremiah McLane, Owen Marshall and Corey DiMario, are each masters of their respective instruments (accordion, bouzouki/guitar and bass) and their repertoire includes tunes from France, the British Isles and original compositions. The Montpelier Times-Argus music critic Art Edelstein named Jeremiah musician of the year for 2016, citing his contributions in teaching, recording and performing is his various configurations. Owen is a founding member of Irish super-group The Press Gang, and Corey is a founding member of the string band sensation Crooked Still. Together these three musicians will transport listens to another place and time, with melodies that are driving, haunting, melancholic and up-lifting. 

September 27th: Chaque Fois

left to right: Helen Doyle, Alec Ellsworth, Katie Trautz, Chris Hollis


"Chaque Fois!” performs Cajun music that sets a festive atmosphere. The name translates to "every time," and represents the fun and energy the group generates whenever they play together. The band is led by Alec Ellsworth (accordion, fiddle, vocals) and Katie Trautz (fiddle, vocals). Both multi-instrumentalists, they weave rhythms, harmonies and melodies together with their instruments and voices. They are joined by Chris Hollis on guitar and triangle, and Helen Doyle on bass.Visit the band’s Facebook page at: 

October 4th: Lula Wiles

Recently signed with Smithsonian folkways, this talented trio just got highlighted by NPR's All Songs Considered as a favorite take-away from this season's Americanafest. "They won me over because they're virtuosic musicians, they have a great three-part vocal, and they just have such a clarity of perspective and tone of voice and such biting wit. They seem like young women who know their minds and flex their intellects, and really capture the awkwardness of contemporary communication." -

They've been playing together since they were tots at fiddle camp in Maine and the closeness shows!  You really don't want to miss this show! 


October 11th: Kafari, Jake Hoffman and Peter Winne

Kafari and Jake Hoffman, both living in Portland, Maine, use bones and banjo as tools to dig deeper than the traditional American dance music and country blues songs they play.  They trace the histories of these instruments to illuminate the social dominance and cultural erasure that shaped what we know as 'folk' and 'pop' music today.  Sitting in this mess, Kafari and Jake strive to honor forgotten artists by offering their interpretations of Southern square dance tunes and old songs with all-too-relevant messages.  They also push forward, diving into improvisatory spells, listening harder than they play, and finding new approaches that lift each other up.  They will be joined by Peter Winne, who along with Jake founded Tumbling Bones, a string band who liked to call Barnard their home-away-from-home.

Kafari and Hoffman


Peter Winne and Jake Hoffman

October 18th-Open Mic hosted by Heartwood Farm's Justin Park! 

This community's got talent.  Come see for yourself! 

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