Belleville Roots Music Concert Series:
Building Community Through Music at
Belleville Congregational Church
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Mardi Gras Celebration and Dance:
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8 pm
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys performing Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana on our Belleville Stage for the second time! Their third release garnered them a Grammy nomination in the worldwide field of traditional folk music, another in 2004, and then another in 2009.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8 pm
Dervish are a traditional Irish music group from County Sligo, Ireland. Ever since Dervish hit the scene they have paved new roads, expanding the limits of what Irish/Celtic music can encompass. The band was originally formed to record an album of local music which was later released as "The Boys of Sligo". They later formed Dervish. The name was chosen as it relates to groups of spiritual people who are enraptured by music. Their rhythm section, made up of three musicians playing anything from mandolins to guitars in any given combination, serves as the harmonious canvas upon which the fiddle, wind, and accordion soar to roaring heights, topped by the delicate voice of Cathy Jordan.
Click here to listen to Dervish sing Red-Haired Mary!
The Holmes Brothers:
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 pm
The Holmes Brothers have been playing a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock 'n roll and country together for over 30 years. Their amazing three-part harmony singing brings the soul and spirit of gospel music into everything they perform. The band easily blends Saturday night's roadhouse rock with the gospel fervor and harmonies of Sunday morning's church service.
Click here to listen to The Holmes Brothers!
The von Trapps:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Back by popular demand! Sofia (25), Melanie (23), Amanda (22), and August (18) von Trapp are the great grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp from the beloved musical Sound of Music. In addition to performing at Belleville in October 2011, the von Trapps have toured and traveled over five continents—Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and North America—delighting their audiences everywhere!
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Belleville Congregational Church has longstanding roots in the Newburyport community as a gathering place and supporter of local service organizations. The Roots Music Series, founded in December of 2010, has three important missions: First, the series brings a variety of high quality Roots Music concerts to the Newburyport area for all to enjoy. The series celebrates music ranging from a cappella to zydeco and includes a diverse range of blues, bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic, country, folk, gospel, Irish, jazz and world music. The second mission of the Roots Music Series is to raise funds to restore and maintain the historic 1867 Belleville Meeting House and adjacent Fiske Chapel complex at 300 High Street in Newburyport. Our objective is that the Meeting House and adjacent complex will continue to serve as a gathering place for many generations to come. The third mission is building community through music.
At the end of our third season, we have presented a total of fifteen concerts.
Roots Concert History:
The Belleville Roots Music Concert Committee:
Donna Wilson Irwin