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Rising of the Moon - Brattleboro
Irish Songs of Wonder, Emigration & Resistance
Come celebrate St Patrick's Day with Charlie King, Annie Patterson & Peter Blood at this benefit singalong concert for the Community Asylum Seekers Project. CASP is a tax deductible nonprofit whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.
Charlie King is a beloved nationally known activist, satirist and singer songwriter whose 2 dozen CDs include the 1999 "Brilliant: Songs of Ireland" album. He is this year's recipient of the Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs.
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood are the creators of Rise Up Singing and the 2015 sequel Rise Again. Annie is an accomplished performer of traditional Appalachian & Celtic music. Peter Blood is the editor of Pete Seeger's autobiography Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir.
The concert will combine performance and group singing - many songs will include audience participation. Bring your copy of Rise Up Singing and Rise Again if you have one. Copies will also be available to borrow or buy at the concert.
- You can buy tickets online on this page using a credit card. There will be an "on call" list of all online ticket sales at the concert.
- Paper tickets are available for cash or check only at Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro or Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls or from the organizer (George Carvill)
- Admission at the door will be for a suggested donation (cash, credit or plastic) of $15-25 for adults, $10 for student/low income, $5 under 18.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. ("Be generous! Be Affordable!")
Workshop. The performers are also offering a 4 hour workshop at All Souls the afternoon of the concert - on using song to promote community and resistance. For more information on the workshop, go to: "Gonna Take Us All - Brattleboro"