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Stray Birds in Portsmouth

Stray Birds in Portsmouth

Common Fence Music presents The Stray Birds: Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charles Meunch. When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. Their songs, resonating with a growing fan base,  are new and original and reflective of a


Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna performing in Portsmouth

Acclaimed singer-songwriter (and mother of five) Lori McKenna conveys an intimate understanding and honest expression of the realities of domestic life through her songs, which have been recorded by artists including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Alison Krauss. McKenna was notably thrust into the limelight when superstar Faith Hill included three of McKenna’s songs on

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Malcolm Holcombe returns to Common Fence Music

Common Fence Music presents the internationally-renowned North Carolina singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, considered by his peers to be among the finest singer-songwriters performing today, for the opening concert of the 21st season. Doors open at 7 pm for the “folk-tailgate party.” Don’t forget your picnic basket! Purchase a 21st season membership before September 14 and receive

Malcolm Holcombe returns for a third visit to Common Fence Music this Saturday, Sept. 14.

Portsmouth music hall opens season with Malcolm Holcombe

PORTSMOUTH — Internationally renowned North Carolina singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will open Common Fence Music’s 21st season on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 8 p.m. Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Mr. Holcombe is an uncommonly unique guitarist-vocalist and singer-songwriter at the crossroads of folk, blues and country. Simply put, he’s a