Unbelievable Artists & Fabulous Food

The Ivy Chord Coffeehouse has presented outstanding concerts to acoustic music fans since 1999!

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All concerts take place in the Unitarian Universalist Church sanctuary:

239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA  01867

All concerts start at 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:15 pm

  • Handicap accessible
  • Open seating only, no reserved seats
  • Concerts last 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Delicious homemade treats, tea or coffee, and musician’s merchandise available for purchase during intermission
  • Student & senior discounts

Upcoming Performances

2016-2017 Season

 

Feb. 25, 2017: Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block & Keith Murphy

HMK Former U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Hanneke Cassel will team up with virtuoso contemporary cellist Mike Block and guitarist Keith Murphy to bring you a night of innovative Scottish and Irish fiddle music and songs from Eastern Canada and Quebec. Hanneke and Mike are at the forefront of the contemporary fiddle / cello scenes in America … playing and composing new tunes that retain the integrity and soul of traditional music. “Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness,” says the Boston Globe.
 

Buy online ($1 handling fee) now or by mailing a check before Feb. 15th, 2017 ($22/$20).


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If seats remain (email us to check availability), purchase at the door via cash or check.

 

Apr. 8, 2017: Pete & Maura Kennedy

Kennedy Although they share an interest in original rockers such as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers, the Kennedys style is heavily influenced by the folk-rock era, and in particular, The Byrds. Their songs are often anthemic and catchy, favoring arrangements where Pete and Maura both play guitar. Pete is an outstanding instrumentalist who can foray into classical, rock, extended overtone solos and electric guitar effects with equal ease. When not slinging his acoustic six-string, he is known to employ a Rickenbacker twelve-string electric for a McGuinnish twang. Maura primarily plays rhythm guitar while taking the vocal lead on most of the songs. Their songwriting is upbeat and idealistic, and everything about them indicates that this is a natural extension of who they are.
 

Buy online ($1 handling fee) now or by mailing a check before Mar. 29th, 2017 ($20/$16).


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If seats remain (email us to check availability), purchase at the door via cash or check.

 

 

Ellis Paul: TBA

 

Joe Jencks: TBA

 

Past Performances

2015-2016 Season

May 21, 2016: Vance Gilbert

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Jan. 30, 2016: Joe Crookston

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Oct. 24, 2015: Lucy Kaplansky

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Support

This concert is supported by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading and a grant from the Reading Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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Contact Us

Phone: 781-308-7702 (from 10 am – 8 pm)

Email: ivychord@gmail.com