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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


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

Elwood Donnelly and Aubrey Atwater sing an a cappella song during services Sunday at St. Paul's.

Portsmouth church hopes music can help revive attendance

PORTSMOUTH —  It’s just one idea, but St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is banking on dulcimers, tin whistles, mandolins and heavenly voices as a way of breathing new life into a dwindling congregation. The folk duo Atwater-Donnelly has been booked to play music at the church’s 9 a.m service on the first Sunday of each month

Greg Burgess (left) and Jack Hanlon of The Throttles got several people off their seats and onto the dance floor during their lively set.

The joint was jumpin’ in Portsmouth (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — The Horn of Plenty Music at Common Fence Music Saturday featured a harvest of fine local music talent including Michael Troy, Allysen Callery and Will Houlihan’s Haunt the House. The Throttles, a “bottle-rocket” band, ended the night by getting several music-lovers out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. Check out our gallery

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The Horn of Plenty Music

Common Fence Music presents The Horn of Plenty Music with a cornucopia of old-time music, singer-songwriting and a bottle rocket dance band. The Folk Support Group will play first, followed by a trio of the finest area singer-songwriters: Will “Haunt the House” Houlihan, Allysen Callery and Michael Troy will grace the Gold- Lamé Stage, each