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This event will take place at The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT


Saturday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.

The four Windborne singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known.  Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.


Windborne is Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. All four have traveled extensively in the US and throughout the world with Village Harmony, Northern Harmony and the Renewal Chorus, leading workshops and giving concerts.  In January 2014, Windborne on a month-long tour to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola performing and teaching as musical ambassadors for the US


This will be an evening of stunningly powerful vocal harmony that floods the room. If you're a fan of The Watersons, The Swingle Singers, or any kind of vocal harmony, don't miss this show. For a sample of their unique style, click on the Windborne How-To Guide" video below.


$20 General
$16 Sounding Board Members
$10 Full Time College/High School Students
$8 Children 12 and under with parent/adult

"The best musical discovery of the year... Stunningly powerful vocal harmony...Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today”

— Bob O'Donovan, NPR

 "The Windborne How-To Guide"

 "Les Tisserands"

Upcoming Meeting House Presents! concerts at the Unitarian Society of Hartford
(Events produced in cooperation with The Sounding Board)

A Meeting House Presents! concert in cooperation with The Sounding Board

This concert will take place at The Unitarian Society of Hartford,
50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford CT.  Click here for directions.

Friday, December 27, 7:30 p.m.

Mid-winter joyful noise with a Hartford twist on the spirit of New Orleans is sure to raise a smile and make you want to dance. Inspired by the international street band movement, the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band spreads the joy of playing in the street both for the fun of it and in support of others working on important social issues, especially in our Hartford community. There are between 10 and 24 of them and they call themselves the Justice League of funk and rumble: they show up, make people smile and dance, then go back to their fancy lair


Reservations are not available for this event.

$20 General
$14 Full Time College/High School Students
Children 12 and under FREE
with a paying parent/adult

 "Get Funky" – Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

Coming soon...

The Cadleys (January 18, 2020)

Lara Herscovitch & Sophie Buskin
   (February 1, 2020)

Alastair Moock (February 15, 2020)

The Vox Hunters (February 29, 2020)

St. Patrick's Prelude
   with Poor Man's Gambit (March 7, 2020)

Matthew Byrne (Sunday, March 15, 2020,
   3 p.m.)

Dan Weber (March 21, 2020)

The Hot Flashes (April 4, 2020)

Aaron Nathans & Michael Ronstadt
   (April 18, 2020)

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio (May 9, 2020)

Portable Folk Festival (May 16, 2020)

For information on other folk music events at 100+ venues
throughout the area, click here


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If you really feel the need to make your reservation by a traditional phone call, dial 860-770-3001 and leave a voice mail with your name, the concert you wish to attend, and the number of people in your party. The Sounding Board does not confirm reservations made by phone or text.

Reservations must be made before 3:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. Reservations must be claimed at the admissions table by 7:15 on the night of the performance.

Please do not call the church for reservations or Sounding Board information. The Sounding Board is not affiliated with The Universalist Church and only rents the hall where we hold our concerts.

Please help support the Fern Street Food Pantry


Since 2012 Fern Street Food Pantry has provided hot meals and provisions for local families with food insecurity, including a program that distributes food-filled backpacks to at-risk West Hartford students.


Your help is needed. Please bring a non-perishable food item whenever you attend a Sounding Board concert. There will be a collection box at the admissions table.  THANKS!

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