Archive for February, 2017


Looking for a raucous good time, then look no further than the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s concert series from blues to jazz, to rock and everything in between. On Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum welcomes Portland’s own Three Pound Note. Three Pound Note performs traditional Welsh, Cornish, and English Folk music, and will be highlighting music from Wales and Cornwall. In addition, you will hear songs from Scotland, Ireland, and England presented with relevant historical insight and a good amount of native wit.

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Lead vocalist, Andrea Wild, was born in Liverpool, England. She grew up with the sibling singing tradition emphasizing harmony and a cappella performance. Andrea’s mother was from Caernafon, Wales, and moved to Liverpool with her grandmother and grandfather (Nain and Taid) during WWII. As a result, Andrea and her brother, Straford grew up in a Welsh speaking household hearing traditional Welsh songs from infancy. They began singing in folk clubs throughout the North of England and Andrea was a regular at Liverpool’s Irish Centre.

After moving to the Unite States, Andrea continued to sing with her brother, Straford. They collaborated with Oregon Symphony cellist, Jim Smith in the band, Both Wild, and performed at folk festivals and music venues throughout the U.S. Both Wild released a CD recording in 2002, Just Say Nevoth.

Andrea has hosted Irish, world folk, and soul music programs on Portland’s independent KBOO radio. Her native wit and clear articulation earned her a go-to position within the community for hosting and emceeing all manner of music, cultural, charity, and civic events. Andrea joined PSU Chorale and earned a longed-for opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. Andrea just got back from a trip to Pwllheli, Wales, and is excited to perform a number of songs in the Welsh language.

On guitar, mandolin, and melodeon is Hugo Glanville. Hugo started singing in Folk Clubs in England in his early teens, but didn’t find his solo singing voice until he moved to the United States and started leading pub-singing sessions with The Bridgetown Morris Men.

He led several songs on Bridgetown’s first CD – “All About the Ale”, and has performed as a singer at Seattle Folklife Festival and Princeton Folk Festival. He performed as part of a Trio called Village Briar that came together annually to sing songs of a darker and more sinister tradition at Dark Harvest Ballad events, annually, and more recently created a sea shanty group called Stormalong that had its inaugural performance at The Global Folk Club hosted by Andrea.

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Soon after Hugo and Andrea met, they realized that they grew up in England at roughly the same time with the same music being played in the folk clubs they attended. The ‘duo’ offers them both great opportunities to perform songs from the English repertoire at pubs, wineries, folk festivals and private events. Joining Three Pound Note is Portland-based Uilleann piper, Preston Howard.

Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets for the Three Pound Note concert are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits and free lecture series. Cost of each ticket includes tasty treats and donated libations. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. amd the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can purchased at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.

 
Lodging for this event has been sponsored by Bob & Sandi Lundy of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

The Acoustic Folk! Music Series has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

 

 

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Untitled by Tim Liddiard

In less than two short weeks, Kristin Shauck and Tim Liddiard’s exhibit, Of Two Minds closes. For those who haven’t had the opportunity to see the beautifully abstract and figurative pieces, now is your last chance.

This exhibit is an exploration of both artists varied pasts and experiences. Each piece is an inspiration of color. Liddiard says, “Inspired by color field paintings as a springboard for my explorations, I am interested in experimenting with how colors interact, starting with simpler color combinations and progressing to more complex.” The show integrates Shauck’s own philosophy and love of nature as well. Shauck says, “Since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection to and fascination with animals of all kinds, from the tiniest insect to the largest mammals, and have always experienced a profound sense of both awe and joy while in their presence. I seek to capture the essense of both humans and animals by beginning each painting with a very spontaneous, gestural approach, drawing initally with either chalk or directly with a brush, and progressing with many obsessive layers of vibrant color.”

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Megafauna by Tim Liddiard and Kristin Shauck

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, closed on Tuesday.

How do recipes work? Why do we collect them? Who do we write them for? How can recipes help us connect and create communities across time, distance, and culture?

This is the focus of a free conversation with Jennifer Roberts on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. The museum is excited to once again partner with Oregon Humanities to host a thought provoking conversation project. The Conversation Project is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. We encourage you to bring any treasured recipes that you would like to share with the group. These recipes may end up in a story-based collection compiled throughout this Conversation Project program.

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Write and independent scholar, Jennifer Roberts, will introduce historical and current recipes.

Roberts is a writer and independent scholar who lives in Josephine County. She received her PhD in English literature from the University of Minnesota, where she discovered her fascination with the history of science and medicine. Studying alchemy and early pharmacology sparked her interest in recipes of all kinds. She is currently working a novel set in the seventeenth century that involves witchcraft, alchemy, and, of course, recipes.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical tour our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Elaine Trucke at elaine@cbhistory.org.

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Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform  communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Lodging for this event has been sponsored by The Ocean Lodge of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

The Lecture Series has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

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