Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lowell Summer Music Series, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

To some folks, Lowell is a hardscrabble New England former mill town.  It may be that but, for me it's been the site every summer of great outdoor live music.  Whether you bring your own chair or sprawl on a  blanket on the grass - you can enjoy live outdoor music at the Annual Folk Festival or through the weekly Friday/Saturday night Summer Music Series concerts.  Staged at Boardinghouse Park, the sponsors are the National Park Service in partnership with local businesses. Here's their link: Lowell Summer Music Series.  Season passes or individual tickets are available to attend the weekly shows (the Folk Festival is free). 

The stage is set, the sound check is done, the lights are on, and the crowd filters in for another PERFECT New England summer night for music under the stars. To sit outside with temperatures in the mid-70'sF and listen to live music is a treat of which I never get tired.

Tonight's performer was Eileen Ivers and her band Immigrant Soul. A phenomenal fiddler, she blends traditional Irish music with hints of folk, bluegrass, Caribbean, soul, and classical styles and delights crowds everywhere. 

Following are two brief samples:

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