Showing posts with label Common Ground on the Hill. Show all posts
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Friday, July 14, 2017

"Time Witch" by Maeve Gilchrist at Common Ground on the Hill

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"Time Witch" by Maeve Gilchrist at Common Ground on the Hill

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 2014 Common Ground on the Hill Newsletter

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September, 2014

2013-14 Concert Season

This season's concerts at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster and Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church in Baltimore include legendary singer/songwriter Jesse Winchester in a rare appearance, fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Adrian Legg, 3-time Grammy Winner Tom Chapin and many more!

Season and individual concert tickets available HERE.

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The big summer events are over, but we still need your help! Volunteers are always needed to help with monthly concerts in nullboth Baltimore and Westminster, work in the office, distribute flyers, and many other tasks. If you have a few hours that you can dedicate to helping out, please contact the Common Ground on the Hill office!

Send us an email us with your available hours at or call 410-857-2771.


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In This Issue

Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluestone

Sunday, Sept. 8
2 PM
The Carroll Arts Center

Don't miss the concert season opener - a bluegrass special event with Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass AND Bluestone!

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About Common Ground on the Hill

Common Ground on the Hill is a roots-based, traditional arts non-profit housed on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Founded in 1994, we foster and facilitate dialogue among different cultures to discover that our artistic common ground unites us. Our program includes 2 monthly concert series (in Baltimore and Westminster), 2 weeks of classes and concerts at Traditions Weeks, a Roots Music & Arts Festival, Common Ground on Seminary Ridge, the Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention, the Ira & Mary Zepp Center for Nonviolence and Peace Education, and introducing in 2014: Common Ground on the Shore in Chincoteague, VA, in January, and Common Ground on the Border in Sahuarita, Arizona, in March!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Off Track Art: Common Ground on the Hill Holiday Concert

Off Track Art: Common Ground on the Hill Holiday Concert: Common Ground on the Hill Annual Holiday Concerts December 16th & 17th, 2011 Double Concert Announcement ::  Walt Michael Annua...

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Common Ground on the HillAnnual Holiday Concerts

December 16th & 17th, 2011

Double Concert Announcement
:: Walt Michael Annual Holiday Concerts: Westminster & Baltimore

Common Ground on the Hill Presents

TWO Concerts in TWO Locations:

Westminster & Baltimore! 

Walt Michael

Breaking Up Christmas!

Walt Michael Holiday Concert


Walt Michael & Company 

with Tom Wetmore, Alexander Mitchell and Ralph Gordon

and special guests  
Barry Mitterhoff of Hot Tuna

Shelley Ensor - vocalist (Westminster concert only)

8 PM

Friday, December 16th

Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church
6200 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 

8 PM

Saturday, December 17th

Carroll Arts Center

91 West Main Street

Westminster, MD  21157

General Admission:  $19.00

Seniors 65+, students with ID, children and teens:  $17

Doors open at 7:30 PM


Breaking Up Christmas!

Half a century ago, people in the mountains of the North Carolina and Southwest Virginia celebrated Christmas quite differently than the way most of us do now, holding two weeks of informal house parties that were filled with old time fiddle music, song and dance - a tradition they called "Breaking Up Christmas."  These Christmas parties ran through and ended with Old Christmas, January 6th.  Walt Michael & Company will "break up Christmas" with you this evening as they share their wide-ranging repertoire of tunes and songs that reflect the rich musical heritage of the Appalachians.  The traditional folk musics of Scotland, Ireland, England and Africa made their way into the remote mountain hollers, later emerging as an integrated American musical genre that continues to evolve. Traditional string band music is passed down from generation to generation., from singer to singer, from musician to musician.  In this great oral tradition, songs and tunes are evaluated and winnowed by time.  Memorable melodies and lyrics that withstand this test of time take their place among the venerable repertoire.  Welcome to an evening of old time music.  Let the season begin! 

Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt's wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to folk, to breath-taking original compositions.  His various musical incarnations, including Bottle Hill, Michael, McCreesh & Campbell and Walt Michael & Co. have spanned over 35 years and taken him from the coal camps of Appalachia to the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games in 1980, when 900 million world viewers heard his signature composition, Snowblind.  As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he has recorded sixteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the White House, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the UK.  His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS.   Walt is the Artist in Residence at McDaniel College, as well as Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill. 



Ring in the Holidays with these artists in two evening performances! 

   Barry Mitterhoff

Barry Mitterhoff        Shelley Ensor 

Tom Wetmore             Alexander Mitchell 

Ralph Gordon




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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland.

See our art at "OFF TRACK ART" an Artist Cooperative at 11 Liberty St--side entrance in downtown Westminster, MD Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM.

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