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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-14-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 7 BRT presents Scotland's Archie Fisher Sunday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present an evening featuring Scottish singer-songwriter and guitar- ist Archie Fisher on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Master guitarist, singer and songwriter Archie Fisher is Scotland's foremost trouba- dour, according to event orga- nizers, and is known through- out the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland's award- winning "Travelling Folk" show, which he has presented for more than 30 years. Recognized for his con- tributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE, (Distinguished Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth for services to tradi- tional music in 2007. Fisher was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three profes- sional singers – Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. Fisher's first self-titled album was recorded in 1968. During the mid-1970s he joined the revived pairing of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. As well as perform- ing as a backing musician and arranger for Makem & Clancy, he also produced a series of albums with them and got involved in record production with the Scottish band Silly Wizard. His "Windward Away" release on Red House, a col- lection of introspective bal- lads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish Border country, has achieved widespread acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. In 2015, seven years in the making, "A Silent Song" found Fisher combining original composi- tions with his interpretations of classic songs. Admission is $18 in advance and $22 on the day of the show. For reserva- tions or information, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272. Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist ARCHIE FISHER will per- form at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Learn the art of basket weaving at Blackstone River Theatre CUMBERLAND – As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre will offer a workshop in basket weaving with mas- ter basket weaver Elwood Donnelly. This four-hour workshop for adult begin- ners will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 17, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. The fee for the workshop is $75. To register, email russell@riverfolk.org or call 401-725-9272. In the workshop, partici- pants will learn the skills to make baskets while com- pleting a project to take home the very same day. The focus in this workshop will be making an anything caddy or a reindeer. Future workshops will explore other types of baskets and more. All materials costs are included in the work- shop fee and the tools will become the property of the participants for use in future projects. Participants should bring a hand towel, pencil and measuring tape. In the basket weaving class, participants can choose to make an ANYTHING CADDY, left, or a REINDEER, above.

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