Meeting House Presents

Meeting House Presents at the Unitarian Society of Hartford

50 Bloomfield Avenue  Hartford, CT  06105

We have three concerts planned for fall 2022.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:00 Calan!

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:00 Jazz Guitar with Peter Woodward on Piano.
Friday, December 2, 2022 Oldies Show.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 the Welsh band Calan.

Doors open at 6:30 for the 7:00 show.


Ticket prices are $20 general admission

“A storming juggernaut of cool-Cymru-with-attitude power-folk with a jaw-dropping repertoire” Folk Wales

CALAN is a multi award-winning Welsh folk band comprising four virtuoso musicians formed after they met at a folk music course in Sweden. They won international acclaim at the world-renowned Inter-Celtic Festival in Lorient, France, where they would eventually become the first Welsh ensemble to win the coveted International Band Trophy. In April 2019, they were voted Best Band at the inaugural Wales Folk Awards.

 Calan are: Bethan Rhiannon (accordion, vocals, clog dancing); Patrick Rimes (fiddle, Welsh bagpipes); Angharad Jenkins (fiddle); Sam Humphreys (guitar); and Shelley Musker-Turner (harp).

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 Since they were formed the band has played to audiences numbering from 40 at a garden fete to 26,000 at Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival in Oxfordshire, but perhaps the most visible was their televised performance from a packed Royal Albert Hall alongside Sir Bryn Terfel and Sting.

 Folk Wales magazine calls Calan “A storming juggernaut of cool-Cymru-with-attitude power-folk with a jaw-dropping repertoire…you can’t help but marvel at their astounding musicianship.” While the respected American quarterly music review Magnet adds: “Calan (are) a new generation of ambassadors…raising the international profile of traditional Welsh music.”

The band have so far released six albums (Bling, Jonah, Dinas, Solomon, Deg and A Calan Christmas in Wales) plus the EP Giggly. Their sixth album is called Kistvaen which is an old Welsh word for a tomb. And that’s kind of what they do-excavate tombs, find old tunes and bring them back to life for the 21st century.

Bethan Rhiannon sings in both English and Welsh and is also winner of the national clog dance competition in Wales. She learnt her dancing from her father who was also a champion dancer.  She has appeared as a music commentator on radio and television and developed and delivered music and dance workshops for young people throughout Wales.

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Patrick Rimes was junior Celtic Welsh fiddle champion 3 years in succession and plays a multitude of musical instruments including the Welsh bagpipes an instrument popular in Wales and weddings and in the courts and castles of the princes.  He has also worked as television music arranger for the singer Bryn Terfel and conducted orchestras.

Sam Humphreys comes from Llyn Peninsula on the beautiful North West Coast of Wales. His music comes from an altogether different background originally playing rock and electronic music in night clubs before discovering a magic mix of folk and modern styles. Alongside being a musician, he has recording/producing/mixing credits on a wide range of Artists and styles. He also worked composing for Film and TV and has worked as a television presenter.

Shelley Musker Turner is a harpist who specialises in traditional Celtic folk music from Wales, Scotland and Ireland. She also makes bespoke hand crafted leather goods for hollywood movies.



Archive list of 2017-22 Meeting House Presents performers

Archive 2017-18  Meeting House Presents Shows

  • May 2017      Jack Williams
  • Oct. 27          Sam Moffett Quartet
  • Nov. 24         David Massengill
  • Jan. 19          Jacques Lamarre
  • Jan. 26          New World Trio
  • Feb. 23          Dennis McCorkle with Idalberto Perdomo, Edilio Bermudex, Desiree Negron-Carrero and Adèle Paxton.
  • March 23       JP Cormier
  • March 30       Susie Burke and David Surette
  • Apr. 27           An Evening with Mary Gauthier

Archive 2018-19  Meeting House Presents Shows

  • Sept. 14, 2018          Jill Friedman, Tang, Self-Suffice, David Giardina, and friends
  • Sept. 29, 2018         Peter Mayer
  • October 26, 2018   Charlie King
  • Nov. 30, 2018         Lula Wiles
  • Dec. 28, 2018          Sarah Harmon McKenzie and Ellen Iovino
  • Jan. 18, 2019           Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)
  • Feb. 22, 2019          Citizen U
  • March 22, 2019      Belle of the Fall
  • April 5, 2019           Mackie and Me
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019 Pete Seeger Birthday Party Sing-Along Gathering with Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, Sally Rogers, Magpie, and Charlie King

Archive 2019-20  Meeting House Presents Shows

  • Friday, Sept. 27, 2019      Moonfruits
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 2019         Mad Agnes
  • Friday, Nov. 1, 2019         Annie Sumi
  • Friday, Nov. 22, 2019        Louise Mosrie
  • Friday, Dec. 27, 2019        Hartford Hot Several Brass Band
  • Friday, Jan. 24, 2020         Reggie Harris
  • Friday, Feb 28, 2020          Belle of the Fall

Closed from April 2020 through May 2021 due to Covid-19 precautions.

Archive 2021-22  Meeting House Presents Shows

  • Friday, Sept. 17, 2021              Abbie Gardner
  • Friday, October 15, 2021        Scott Cook
  • Friday, November 19, 2021   Vance Gilbert
  • Friday, December 17, 2021    Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor
  • Friday, Apr. 22, 2022             Mad Agnes
  • Friday, May 13 , 2022            Seán Heely and Beth Patterson

Special Saturday Show

  • Saturday, April 30, 2022      Susan Werner

We don’t take reservations, but advance tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Information about Brown Paper Tickets.

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Contact information:

  • Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door if the show is not sold out
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  • Phone the Unitarian Meeting House at (860) 233-9897, Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-3:00
  • Phone Laura and Paul Cipriano at (959)223-0590
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