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Sunday Social Series: Hunt & Allison Smith at the Cheshire County Courthouse

  • Cheshire County Courthouse 12 Court St Keene, NH, 03431 United States (map)

The Sunday Social Series is done in collaboration with the Keene Heritage Commission and Keene Parks and Recreation Department. The series brings live music to local historic homes and buildings one Sunday afternoon per month. Along with a live concert, there are presentations on the historic importance of the concert venue as well as a talk on other local historic sites. All proceeds from this series go to the renovation fund for the Sumner Knight Chapel. This session's performers are:


Hunt and Allison Smith are traditional musicians specializing in the music of New England, the British Isles and Ireland, and beyond. 
They play for contra and barn dances, schools, libraries, and other programs, including weddings and birthday parties.

Allison is a graduate of Boston University College of Fine Arts and taught music in public schools for 25 years. From 1976-1996 she per-formed in the Revels in Hanover, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts as singer, dancer and instrumentalist. She has been a choir director and song leader, and is the founder and director of An-imaterra Women's Chorus in Keene, NH:

Hunt is a life-long folk and blues musician playing fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin. For fifteen years Hunt taught and played at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. He is also well-known as a distinguished maritime artist. Hunt is now making fi-ne violins and violas, obtainable on commission: Hunt is a member of the Violin Society of America.

When Hunt and Allison perform together their music is joyful, excit-ing, and accessible for all ages. They are married, and make their home in Nelson, NH. Hunt and Allison are roster artists for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts "Arts in Education" program.