Rick Spencer Performing and Sharing Insights on Irish Music

03/10/2017 - 7:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.


We can’t wait to welcome Rick Spencer back to the Canterbury Historical Society. This time, in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, he’ll be performing for us, and educating us about, Irish music.

Why do we keep inviting this guy back? Well, he has up his sleeve a plethora of captivating programs on historical music in many genres, but there’s more to it than that. He’s not only talented but fun. If you still don’t “get it,” then join us and conduct a bit of field research of your own.

shamrockGet your Irish on!
Come to the March meeting wearing something—anything— green, and we’ll award you a little something to help make your St. Patrick’s Day special. It’ll be a surprise.

More about Rick Spencer
Rick has been in the historical performance business for over 25 years. He worked for 20 years as a researcher, historian, and presenter of traditional maritime songs and sea chanteys at Mystic Seaport and has performed widely in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Rick is best known as a developer and presenter of theme-based historical music programs. He is also the former executive director and curator of the Dr. Ashbel Woodward Museum in Franklin, Connecticut, and is currently on the board of the New London County Historical Society. Explore his website http://www.catfeather.com/index.html.

You’re Invited
We invite you to become a Canterbury Historical Society member. You’ll find a membership form on the About Us page of this website.

But even if you aren’t a member, our monthly history-themed programs are free and the public is warmly invited.  The business session starts at 7:00. If you want to skip it and come just for the program, arrive about 7:30.

The Canterbury Historical Society’s regular monthly meetings are on the second Friday evening of the month unless otherwise noted. We do not meet in July and August, when we take a summer break, however, we often hold special events in the summer.

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