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PLATTSBURGH — Two musical trios will near out a pair of outdoor summer concert sequence this…

PLATTSBURGH — Two musical trios will near out a pair of outdoor summer concert sequence this Labor Day weekend. 

CURBSIDE Concert events

Initial up is the Far too Tall String Band this Saturday, the final act of the Curbside at Harborside live performance time organized by audio aficionado Benjamin Pomerance.

The Plattsburgh-indigenous turned Albany-lawyer launched the new music sequence, held at the City of Plattsburgh’s waterfront off of Dock Street, in summer 2020 as a way to each provide back reside new music and pay back neighborhood entertainers all through the live performance-significantly less times of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Viewers were being very last calendar year invited to listen from their automobiles, tuning into the tunes by using radio dial like at a push-in motion picture. 

The summertime sequence returned this year to set on 14 extra acts between early June and September. 

Viewers could this calendar year exit their automobiles to delight in the songs in the open air. Numerous brought lawn chairs, blankets or sat in the grass.

Pomerance mentioned this Saturday’s show will be Curbside at Harborside’s 25th live performance since the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra kicked-off the series on Independence Working day of previous 12 months.


Rod Driscoll, Bruce Lawson and Hap Wheeler make up the Too Tall String Band.

The folks trio dates again to 1984 and has four recordings, like its hottest, “Whilst We Are Collectively,” a collection of reside functionality cuts. 

On their assortment of instruments, the band will perform a mix of pub, folk and fiddle tunes with Irish, English, American and Canadian roots.

With the Struggle of Plattsburgh anniversary the week following its effectiveness, Driscoll mentioned the Too Tall String Band’s Saturday concert will be “reminiscent of the ‘Era of Very good Feelings’ during the War of 1812.”  

The group’s founder added the trio’s love for earning the viewers a section of the demonstrate, like what was typical at an previous English or Irish pub, would be existing. 

“Carry a garden chair,” Driscoll said. “It will be a terrific evening of tunes and fun.”


Cantrip, a Scottish regular trio, will Labor Day place on Hill and Hollow Music’s finale outside clearly show held at the Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac.

It will be the group’s North Nation debut. 

“We have gotten shut,” guitarist Eric McDonald claimed of taking part in in upstate New York, incorporating that Cantrip has played venues in northern Vermont and Saratoga Springs. “This will be our initial time coming up to Saranac. We have been excited and looking ahead to it for a whilst.

“It truly is absolutely a area that we’ve been circling around for a lot of several years, so this will be our 1st breakthrough, I guess you could say.” 

Cantrip is an Previous Scots word meaning charm, magic spell or piece of mischief.

“It aptly describes the sudden twists and turns in the band’s musical preparations, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship,” a Hill and Hollow Music news release says. “Swirling border pipes, raging fiddle, thunderous guitar and three loaded voices blend to generate a audio energetic enough to increase the roof.”

‘HIGH-Electrical power MUSIC’ 

McDonald explained Monday’s show, a single of Cantrip’s 1st stops on its northeast tour, will have more than enough electrical power. 

“We’re a incredibly bagpipe-targeted band,” the guitarist mentioned. “The inherent seem of that — you will find good primal strength that you get.”

And he claimed the team will emphasize a selection of classic Scottish audio from gradual airs to dancing types. 

“In the long run it can be just going to be a ton of pleasurable, a great deal of superior-vitality tunes.” 


McDonald, from Boston, said Cantrip shaped 20 several years ago in Edinburgh, Scotland.

“I’m the lone Yank,” he said. “The other guys are from Edinburgh. I arrived into the band about 10 many years in the past when one of the users moved to Vermont from Edinburgh. So we are sort of an intercontinental band now.” 

John Bews, Cantrip fiddler, is the sole band member nonetheless living in Scotland and, at the fingers of COVID-19, is not able to cross the Atlantic for the present. 

“Due to pandemic limitations, the Consulate in the U.S. is shut and not using conferences to ratify visas,” McDonald said. “We are genuinely bummed that John are unable to come.”

Alasdair White, a fiddler from Scotland’s West Highlands who now stays in New York, will take the stage alongside Cantrip in his position. 

“We were being lucky, because we’ve been wondering of doing work with Alasdair for some time,” McDonald claimed. “He’s on this aspect of the ocean now, he was readily available and he is one of the greatest fiddle players we’ve ever labored with. We are definitely thrilled to be performing so.

“There ended up several instances we had thought of acquiring him on in addition to John, kind of, as a visitor, so it truly is a natural fill-in. We’ve been rehearsing with him the last number of days and it is just feeling terrific. It feels incredibly considerably like ‘Cantrip with Alasdair White.'”

Concert Information

The final Curbside at Harborside concert is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 for every carload, not for each particular person. All of the ticket sale proceeds go to the artists.

Tickets will be available on the evening of the overall performance at the Harborside large amount entrance adjacent to the Plattsburgh Metropolis Marina nearby 2 Dock St. 

Hill and Hollow Music’s showcase of Cantrip is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day) at 4 p.m. at the Weatherwatch Farm, found at 550 Quantity 37 Street.

The lawn concert will be held beneath a canopy. Suggested donation is $20 for each human being, which consists of refreshments. Reservations are asked for.

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