Sunday, December 1st, 2013
st. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle Christmas CD Concert - 4:00 p.m.210 St. Mary's Road
Hillsborough North Carolina 27278
US 919-732-9308 [map]
CD Release Concert: Venite Adoramus
CD Release Concert: Venite Adoramus
I'll be part of the ensemble cast of characters singing jingles and maybe I'll get to do the school song again.
Joe is an old friend who is back on a music visit from Mill Valley, CA. He's a great song writer, a real poet. And an old Somethymer.
The Friday evening entertainment will launch a weekend "Michaelmas Festival" being sponsored by the Christian Community Church, a Movement for Religious Renewal.
I'm wondering if I know any songs about the archangel Michael.
Bringing the St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle with me. We'll do a program for the Grange. Thanks Peter Kramer for the invite!!
I'll be playing with Charlie Ebel, Lise Uyanik, and Bob Mutter.
We're holding up the Folk Tradition for this big birthday party of the Folklife Institute.
There will be music from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
a benefit to support: Women Starting Over after 50
The wonderful songwriter and friend, Freddy Bradburn with the harmony vocals of Lise Uyanik, Megan Whitted, and myself. Charlie Ebel helping out on lead guitar.
The St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle will open the program.
Georgann Eubanks invited me to sing the school song to open the show!! I am also singing some jingles for the show sponsors with Cindy Stevens. The show is a benefit for SEEDS and BOOK HARVEST and celebrates the music and writing talents of NC.
I'm playing from 4:00-5:00.
This is a benefit to help raise money to move a historic church that has no congregation to Chapel Hill for the Church of the Advocate which has a congregation but no church.
Tim Wells & Friends and The Hushpuppies are also playing.
I'll be adding harmony to the songs of dear friend Freddy Bradburn, from Marion NC. Lise Uyanik, Megan Whitted, and I will be his chorus.
I be doing a short set of seasonal songs in the church as part of FeST, a fundraiser for the church.
I'm doing the music.
All Saints' Sunday - Service of Remembrance for those who have died this past year of which there are many. It's been a hard year here at the church.
I am one of eight finalists chosen for the 2012 NC Songwriters' Coop Annual Song Contest. My two songs are: "Once I Held in High Regard" and "a half a dozen things" have been selected. Wish me well!!!
a great place to eat. a beautiful location by the Haw River. this is what they say about themselves:
"We are a freedom of choice store where all are welcome. We provide as much local food as possible while also supporting other sustainable production methods. We provide service as a higher calling."
I'll be at the Chimney Rock Stage
Mobile City Band Show
playing with Charlie Ebel and maybe Lise Uyanik if she can make it!
going on the radio with Lise and Charlie
I'll be singing mostly from Deep December Dreams. Charlie Ebel, Lise Uyanik, and Bob Mutter will be there as well as some awesome harmony singers.
WCOM is a community radio station and serves Chapel Hill and Carrboro
Lee Smith and the St. Matthew's Women's Singing Circle
The Scotch-Irish pioneers who settled in the hills and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains carried on many Old World traditions that harkened back hundreds of years. Mountain people knew the Day of Epiphany as “Old Christmas.” They regarded the Eve of Epiphany (January 5) as a night when the Holy Spirit would be manifest upon the earth in many subtle ways.
Join us in the church as Lee Smith reads her account of Old Christmas from her novel, Fair and Tender Ladies. The Women’s Singing Circle will sing carols, both old and new, and will be joined by a wonderful harpist from Chapel Hill, Ericka Patillo.
Tickets are $10 and available from the church office.
My daughter, Marielle Prince, will be doing a poetry reading at St. Matthew's.
She is a marvelous poet. Come hear her.
Reception to follow.
My CD "Deep December Dreams" and the Women's Singing Circle CD "How Can I Keep From Singing?" are both going to be ready at the same time and so we are having a joint release concert.
Deep December Dreams draws its strength from the notion that from the depths and darkness of winter the earth has already turned its gaze to summer. There are some stories, myths, and confessions to make those long nights pass more quickly. It is the 3rd CD in the cycle of seasons that I have produced, following in the heels of "Sweet Mimosa" and "Indian Summer."
My music buddies Lise Uyanik, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, Jay Miller, and Megan Whitted will be on hand to add their musical and vocal support.
Charlie Ebel and I will play at the Market from 10:00 to Noon.
AJ Mayhew reads from her first novel The Dry Grass of August.
The Women's Singing Circle joins to sing some of the songs from the book.
Sheila Kay Adams and the St. Matthew's Womens Singing Circle
A cross between Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, and Saturday Night Live, but focused on poking fun at the Triangle while also sharing the artistic riches of our region and state. Participants include:
Mary Rocap & Lise Uyanik
Daniel Wallace (author), Jill McCorkle (author), Jaki Shelton Green (poet), Stella (a capella), Bland Simpson (author/songwriter), Jennifer Evans (gospel), Jay Cartwright (accordion), Freddy Bradburn (folk), The Piedmont Players (comedy and skits)
Synopsis: An old-time variety show for radio broadcast. Mix of music, skits, comedy, literature and celebration of community.
Hosted by Georgann Eubanks
Sponsored by Shared Vision Retreat center and benefiting the Orange County Mental Health Association, Club Nova and Freedom House Recovery Center
A note from Donna Campbell:
The reviews are flying in from everywhere and by all accounts, the
Murphey School Radio Show is a SMASH hit!
Congratulations all around! We met our fundraising goal AND we had
a great show!
It was honor to be part of such an extraordinary event and I thank
each and every one of you for ALL that you gave -- your time, your
talent, your heart, your hard work, your little extra touches.
People came to the show expecting entertainment, but I think they
were blown away by the exceptional talent on stage. And the
variety. Not to mention that we are the ONLY radio show in America
with fresh farm eggs for sale in the lobby!
Jaki Shelton Green's comment says it best:
"We can't save the world, but if we scratch long enough in the space
where we are, if we come together and unify, we can change
things. There is nobody else coming. It is just us."
I would add only that working for change is a lot more fun when you
add lights and music!
Lise Uyanik, Mary Rocap, Charlie Ebel, Jay Miller, Lew Wardell
a folky version of the Mobile City Band
I'm singing the introit which starts the service off: 'twas on a night such as this' - a christmas carol I wrote.
I have one of my quilts in this show: Going Home Through the Cross.
Pauli Murray was the first African American woman ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
Her book Proud Shoes was fascinating to me since her father's family came the area of Pennsylvania in which I grew up and her mother's family came from Orange County, NC.
When I attended St. Philip's in the 1970s one Sunday she came and preached and celebrated; I took communion from her hands.
There is a reception on Friday, November 19, for the show, but I believe it will be up the entire month of November.
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church has created a Faith & the Arts series and I booked my favorite singer/songwriter, Pierce Pettis!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am thrilled that Pierce will be coming to Hillsborough and performing in my church. I am also thrilled that as an opening act I will be performing as well. I am getting members of the Women's Singing Circle to accompany me so it will be especially good.
Please make every effort to come. Pierce is an amazing performer. www.piercepettis.com
Mobile City Band
CityFolk is made up of myself, Lise Uyanik, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, & Jay Miller. We are a smaller acoustic outgrowth of Mobile City Band. Actually in the very beginning Mobile City was a larger electric version of the folk group that Lise, Charlie, and I had way back in the 70s. So, we perform songs we write and songs we love which means we cover a lot of music genres. We all enjoy singing and singing in harmony. We draw from blues, gospel, bluegrass, and the basic beautiful ballad. We are busy folks and don't play out all that much so catch us while you can!
The first program of St. Matthew's Faith and the Arts 2010 Series is an evening of words: spoken and sung. Come hear Lee Smith’s wonderfully nuanced and passionate voice as she reads from her works and the communal voice of the Women's Singing Circle, as we sing from the heart and find the harmony within the song and amongst ourselves. When we think of what draws us to continue singing these old, old tunes, we are reminded of how Lee’s characters describe their connection to music. In her novel The Devil’s Dream, the character Ezekiel asks his aunt, “Aunt Dot, how come you sing that old song? How come you don’t sing something pretty?” She answers, “Honey, they is pretty singing, and then they is true singing.”
Since the Singing Circle began meeting about a year ago we have always included reading works of fiction to give context and meaning to the sacred songs we were singing, songs which frequently come out of the mid 1800s. We often turned to Lee’s writing and began to dream about inviting her to one of our circles. This idea expanded into the notion of inviting the wider community to share in what we thought would be a memorable evening.
The program will be followed by a reception and book signing. Tickets are $10 and can be bought through The Burwell School, the church office, or at the door. Proceeds will go to benefit both The Burwell School Historic Site and future St. Matthew’s Faith and the Arts programming.
3 Poets / 3 Women / 3 Generations
Marielle Prince, most excellent poet
I'll be one of many performers on stage. This concert is organized by fellow song-writer Joe Woodson,
FYI, CityFolk may be the name of our group: an accousitic version of Mobile City Band doing more originals and folky stuff. I'm enjoying the process of becoming something new.
The following is a bit of promo:
Friends of Lise Uyanik, Mary Rocap, Jay Miller, Lew Wardell and Charlie Ebel
Has it been too long since you’ve heard Lise Uyanik and Mary Rocap perform a duet?
Lise, Mary, and their trusted ‘sidemen’ Jay Miller, Lew Wardell, and Charlie Ebel have pulled together an unplugged repertoire of classic covers and more than a few original songs. They will be premiering the new material on Saturday, September 26, at Parker and Otis, the café/bistro across the parking lot from Pop’s in Durham’s Brightleaf Square.
The performance will run from 6 to 8 pm, and it should be a great night to sit on the deck, sip a glass of wine, and relax. For those who want to eat a meal during the show, Parker and Otis will be serving their full menu gourmet sandwiches, salads and desserts.
There’s no cover, so bring it on down and let’s have a little music party. Bring your kazoos.
Wine Flights ($14 in advance / $17 at the door) are paired with my baking. Hosted by 3CUPS a wine, coffee, and tea shop deluxe. Here's what they wrote for their newsletter about me and the Social:
Mary is a vital (if occasionally hidden) part of what we do at 3CUPS. She accounts. she raises chickens and brings us eggs, the secret source of our strength. Ever wondered how we could carry nine press pots at once, or move a mountain of wine with only one or two coffee breaks: Mary's eggs. She is also an accomplished baker who can be found at the South Estes Farmers' Markets on Saturdays. And, a singer / songwriter, who performs locally. These are the talents we'll showcase (with wine) at this event.
Bob Mutter will join me on percussion. I always appreciate his accompanying beat.
So, please come, have some wine or coffee drink and enjoy an early evening concert.
And, I'm giving away a CD with each wine flight ticket!!!!!!!!!
St. Mary's Episcopal Chapel was organized in 1759 as an Anglican place of worship to serve homesteaders who lived on the well-established trading path from Hillsborough to Oxford, now St. Mary's Road. Services contined in the original log chapel, with exception of the Revolutionary War years, until the existing church was constructed in 1859 from bricks made of clay from nearby fields. Regular services were discontineud in the 1930s and members transferred to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.
Homecoming has been celebrated since 1952 on the 4th Sunday in August.
The group of Women Singers meeting for Evening Prayer and Song that I began with Megan Whitted, Music Director of St. Matthew's, will suppy music for the service.
The service is followed by a BBQ dinner / pot-luck which is always yummy.
from 3CUPS press release:
It's great to have such a diverse collective of farmers within walking distance of 3CUPS. These vendors know each other, see each other weekly . .. but the hours they spend in proximity are a busy, vital money-making time. We're hosting a relaxed social (with wine!) so these makret regulars and their cutomers can come, hang out and talk about food and farming away from the crowds.
Community Music Night.
I'll be playing from 8:00-8:30.
It is a fundraiser but I'm not sure how they are raising the funds. There might be a suggested donation.
Lise Uyanik and Friends are playing at Cozy from 1:00-4:00 on Sunday, May 31 in the parking lot under a tent (yea). There is a good sale going on at the same time. I'll be with Lise, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, and Jay Miller for an eclectic set of originals and personal favorites.
I'll be playing from 10:00-noon but they have a full day of festivities from 10:00 a.m until 6:00 p.m. including wagon rides, fishing, vendors, music, and of course wine tastings.
Lise and her Jazz Quartet will open the show.
held inside the University Mall near the interior entrance to Southern Season from 10:00 to noon.
I'll be doing a set between 2:00 and 2:45 in the sanctuary as part of St. Matthew's FeST (a fundraiser for local social ministries) in association with Hillsborough's Annual Candlelight Tour. I'll try to keep it holiday themed. My CDs will be for sale as part of the fundraiser. $5.00 of the purchase will go directly meeting the needs of local agencies such as OCIM (Orange Congregations in Missions) and Habitat for Humanity.
6:30 Mary Rocap
7:00 Sons of the Day
8:00 Jason Harrod
This will be a neat eveing. I have a short opeing set during which time I'll be able to feature my daughters and nieces who are in town for Thanksgiving.
Then Sons of the Day will sing a few songs. Steve Horst is a member and married to my niece, Bethany. They are a seven member mens a cappela group that is really good. They are followed by Nerbert, Will McFarlane's daughter, Nellie, and her husband Justin - it's a musical family night! Finally Jason Harrod will play. I love Jason's music but this is my first opportunity to see him perform. I'm looking forward hearing him.
I'll be focusing on my songs that began as poems. Also featured David Need and Curt Stagner.
Mobile City Band
Mobile City Band - Private Wedding
Lise Uyanik & Mobile City:
A Music & Arts Festival providing live music on five stages including dance, bluegrass, folk, jazz, raggae, latin, cajun, and more.
To raise money to clean up Jordan Lake.
The Festival takes place Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
Mobile City is scheduled from 11-12 on Sunday.
House Concert & Picnic at SecondWind Farm: Mary Rocap and Lise Uyanik. Bring your blanket and a basket of eats and enjoy the farm setting and our music. Vera is an exceptional potter. You will want to spend some time in her studio.
I will be providing special music at this Annual Homecoming Service at Historic St. Mary’s Chapel Sunday, August 24, 5:00 p.m. – Once again, the homecoming service at St Mary’s will be one of Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m. followed by a barbecue supper. Attendees staying for the barbecue supper are asked to bring side dishes, drinks, or desserts to share. St. Mary’s Chapel is located on the NE corner of St. Mary’s Rd. and Schley/Pleasant Green Rd., 6.5 miles north of St. Matthew’s.
I'm doing the show with Lise Uyanik. We'll each do some on our own and do some together.
I will be providing special music for their regular worship service.
a Nashville style round robin with fellow songwriters Molly Sloan and Chuck Champion
I am providing a program of my songs of faith and doubt.
This is a joint show with SouthWing.
Akai Hana is presenting a Sunday evening series in May of Christian songwriters. I am honored to be included.
Chicken "Expert" to a kindergarten classroom.
My 2nd foray into sharing my love of all things chicken with children.
Mary Rocap with Bob Mutter on percussion
A poem by my daughter, Marielle Prince, was selected to be part of a collaboration between writers and visual artists. It was the inspiration for a work of art by printmaker, Delia Keefe. There are 30-some pairings in the exhibit which is up through the end of April.
GraceNote members: Julee Glaub, Karen Mulle, Mary Rocap, & Janet Stolp with Bob Mutter on percussion
Lise Uyanik and The Mobile City Band / Valentine's Day Celebration
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
1840s historic home & country store to be restored as community grocery co-op, edli, & arts education center
chili cookoff artsis & craftsmmen, music, food
I'm singing at 1:00
My daughter, Marielle Prince, will be reading her poetry in a reading which also includes poets Jerry Eidenier and Paul Jones
Mobile City Band and Powerglide sharing an evening
a wonderful spot that I am looking forward to returning to
Safe Passage cares for the children living at the Guatemala City dump.
7:30 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction
8:30 p.m. Entertainment including:
Saludos Company (traditional, contemporary, and original music from Latin America and the Carribiean.
Josh Lozoff (magician)
Lise Uyanik and the Mobile City Band.
I'm opening for Bruce Piephoff, a well-respected singer-songwriter from Greensboro.
This annual compline service held at St. Mary's Chapel epitomises for me the culture of faith, place, and community that is so strongly felt and expressed in the south. I have felt honored to provde the musical leadership for this service for the last seven years or so.
Mobile City Band
Stella (all-female a cappela group) also appearing
10:00 River Stage
12:45 Chimney Rock
3:45 Otter Stage (Children's Show)
Charlie Ebel will be playing with me and I'm hoping to have some of my family join me for a couple numbers.
The Market sets up in the SunTrust parking lot in downtown historic Hillsborough.
also appearing: The Cagel Family
United Church of Christ
This is the tenth year of this annual benefit. Dinner and dessert is included.
The evening's music features Stacey Curelop, Charlie Ebel, Lew Wardell, Roger Tygard, Jeff Thomas, and Reverly Ransom. And of course, Peter Kramer who has arranged the music every year.
Pew Rally Fund Raiser
I am providing special music
double bill with The Adrian Duke Project
306 Credle Street
(The Kiwanis Bldg.)
309 Credle Street
(The Kiwanis Bldg.)
Private Retreat Workshop
Music and Our Journey of Faith