The Armagh Coffee House takes place from time to time at Monument Hall - 62 Monument Square in Concord, Massachusetts. The coffee house is organized and coordinated by Ken Meltz, Director of Faith Formation at Holy Family Parish [RC] and a number of Holy Family parishioners who volunteer and help put it together. Featuring folk and other styles of music, the Armagh strives to provide a venue where musicians can find a supportive environment in which to share their skills and talents. At the same time, audiences can experience live music in a wholesome and family friendly environment. Future shows will be advertized here as well in local newspapers and radio stations.
Holy Family Parish in Concord, MA is happy to announce an evening of musical entertainment, which will take place on Saturday, March 23, 7:30 PM at the Armagh Coffee House at Monument Hall, 62 Monument Square, Concord.
Sue Kranz and Ben Tousley have been bringing their uplifting voices and sweet harmonies to East Coast audiences for the past 25 years. With flute and guitar and in original songs and covers, this lively and engaging duo offer heartfelt ballads, soulful love songs, incisive social commentary and a delightful sampling of songs from various traditions including Latino, Irish and Jewish. Their forthcoming album, “Take Heart” will be available at the concert.
The Boston Globe writes: “Ben Tousley and Sue Kranz entrance folk fans with their rich harmonies and gentle spirits.”
Sue Kranz has been much in demand as a vocalist and instrumentalist in Boston and western MA. A gifted singer-songwriter, she has released three recordings of original songs and covers and has often appeared with the women’s singing group Constellations. A world traveler who has collaborated musically from Peru to Nepal, Kranz has likewise brought her creative gifts to her classroom as an elementary school teacher for many years in Cambridge and western MA.
Singer-songwriter Ben Tousley is well-known for his stirring anthems and wry storytelling that bring together the personal, spiritual and political. He has received the Beyond War award for bringing programs of songs and stories to schools and libraries and has released six albums of original songs. Tousley has toured throughout the East Coast as well as the Midwest. He works part-time as a hospice chaplain and teaches Music and Empowerment at Springfield College School of Human Services. Pete Seeger writes: “I respect the work of Ben Tousley tremendously.” Coffee House admission is $15 and children under 12 $5. For more information, contact the parish at 978-369-7442.
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