05/13/17 11:26am

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At the far northwestern edge of France, as far as one can go and still technically be in continental Europe, there lies a stretch of land so removed both physically and culturally from its parent country that even its name, Brittany, evokes a land that is not quite French.

Yet it is not quite British either.

What it is, however, is the source of traditional French Canadian music which we hear on this side of the Atlantic today — albeit with some variations that only time and distance will provide.  (more…)

09/17/14 11:00am
Plant and Sing will return to Shelter Island Columbus Day weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Waltz)

Plant and Sing Festival will return to Shelter Island Columbus Day weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Enjoy bluegrass, traditional American music and local food on Columbus Day weekend at Sylvester Manor’s Plant & Sing Festival on Shelter Island. (more…)

09/17/14 11:00am
Plant and Sing will return to Shelter Island Columbus Day weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Waltz)

Plant and Sing Festival will return to Shelter Island Columbus Day weekend. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Enjoy bluegrass, traditional American music and local food on Columbus Day weekend at Sylvester Manor’s Plant & Sing Festival on Shelter Island. (more…)

09/04/14 1:00pm
The Catbird Band performing on Shelter Island last summer. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter)

The Catbird Band performing on Shelter Island last summer. (Credit: Shelter Island Reporter)

There was so much music going on last week it was hard to choose where to go! I did get to see and hear the amazing Intersection Trio, presented by the Shelter Island Friends of Music at the Presbyterian Church. True to its name, the trio of Laura Frautschi (violin), Kristina Reiko Cooper (cello) and John Novacek (piano), played everything from classical to ragtime to Broadway, all with incredible technical prowess that had the audience literally gasping at times. (more…)

01/21/14 10:03am
Itzhak Perlman conducts summer students at The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island

Itzhak Perlman conducts summer students at The Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island

The Perlman Music Program has been associated with summer on Shelter Island the past couple years. But for the first time ever this weekend, they’ll be playing winter concerts at the Clark Arts Center on Shore Road in Shelter Island Heights. (more…)