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Rita Hosking Family Trio in Portsmouth

Rita Hosking Family Trio in Portsmouth

Described in Maverick Magazine as “Heartfelt country soul set by someone who’s quietly become one of the best.” WHERE: Common Fence Music, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth WHEN: Saturday, Oct, 25; 8 p.m. COST: $20 advance / $23 at the door MORE INFO: commonfencemusic.org

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Acoustic folk string band Annalivia at Common Fence Music

Annalivia is an American “roots and branches” string-band which draws from traditional and contemporary musical elements to create an original brand of new acoustic folk music. The members of Annalivia – Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, and Lissa Schneckenburger – are all masterful players and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish,

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Ariana Gillis in Portsmouth

Common Fence Music presents Ariana Gillis, Canadian singer/songwriter, this Saturday. Gillis has already distinguised herself as an artist of the highest calling and potential, known for her provocative imagination and brutal honesty. She delivers her original song stories, crafted with the focused intelligence of a born poet, in a warm and compelling alto voice. WHERE:

The Carper Family at Common Fence

The Carper Family  blends stunning three part harmonies into the finest old country, old-time, bluegrass, and swing tunes. Their boiled-down and intimate presentation highlights the quality of their united and solo voices, as well as drawing out each player’s abilities with her accompanying instrument. WHEN: 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 5 WHERE: Common Fence Music, 933

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The Gnomes at Common Fence Music

The Gnomes play an energetic blend of global folk fusion including Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Caribbean, Native American and originals. They combine their varied and extensive musical backgrounds into arrangements that have been described as exotic, fresh, and unique. The band’s members include some of Rhode Island’s familiar favorites: Phil Edmonds (Irish whistle and button accordion);

Alexandria Pierre-Etienne leads the group in a Haitian dance at Common Fence Music Saturday.

Drumming out ‘Songs of Freedom’ in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — On Saturday Common Fence Music presented “Songs of Freedom,” a free interactive workshop for kids and their families with Zili Misik, an all-female band. Participants sang, clapped, drummed and danced to Haitian rhythms and songs, including Ibo, the dance of freedom. The program was funded in part by the New England States Touring program

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