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26 January 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Cornwall Town Hall
Fundraising Concert of Traditional Music and Step-Dancing
featuring the Bolton/Munkres Family
The Bolton/Munkres family band, Honey in the Hive, will be offering a concert at the Cornwall Town Hall on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM. They will perform music that’s inspired them from a wide variety of musical traditions including Appalachia, Cape Breton, France, Ireland, Scotland, and Scandinavia.
Admission is by freewill donation. The concert is a fundraiser for Ben and Romy Munkres’ musical tour with Young Tradition Vermont (YTV) to Vermont’s Sister State: Tottori, Japan. There will be a variety of fundraising items for sale including CDs, honey products, and raffle tickets for a V. Richelieu handcrafted violin valued at $5,500.
Honey in the Hive is a family band including: Romy on fiddle, viola, flute, whistle, small pipes, vocals and feet; Ben on piano, mandolin and accordion; Andrew Munkres on 5-string banjo, guitar, accordion and vocals; and Kristin Bolton on upright bass, feet, and vocals. Honey in the Hive has performed at events in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Teenagers Romy and Ben Munkres won the Young Tradition Vermont contest in May, 2018 and have performed as a duo at dances and festivals in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Quebec. They have toured with Young Tradition to Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, Scotland and metro New York and New Jersey. They currently play as a duo, with the family band, with the YTV Touring Group, and a new ensemble led by Romy, the Young Tradition Youth Commission.
YTV is a non-profit organization that inspires young people to learn and perform traditional music, then ultimately give back to the community. The Touring Group is one of YTV’s many programs, and its focus is to promote connections between people locally, nationally and internationally by performing, sharing and studying traditional music and dance.
Honey in the Hive Band
2703 West Street, Cornwall, VT 05753
Contact: Kristin Bolton