Bluegrass Fundraiser at Eliot Church of Newton March 5, 2016 6:00 pm We're holding a fundraiser to raise funds for our youth group's mission work in April with City Mission Boston, AND to benefit the DREAMFAR Marathon Club. Music will be provided by the Birch Hill Ramblers. Soup Supper Preceding the concert, at 6:00pm, we will have a Soup Supper featuring delicious vegetarian and turkey soups, cornbread, and dessert. Advance Reservations can be made for the concert and the soup supper by visiting our church's Donate Page or by emailing rev.reebeeeliothchurchorg. Suggested donations: $10 per person for the Concert, and $10 per person for the Soup Supper. The Birch Hill Ramblers hail from Newton Massachusetts. David and Ed Goldfinger are twins who grew up on Birch Hill Road and were active in the music programs in Day Junior High School and Newton North back in the ‘70s. David was a folk singer-songwriter in the Cambridge area in the ‘80s, performing at venues like Club Passim and Johnny D’s. He was known for his evocative lyrics and finger-picking guitar style. Ed took up the banjo more recently and recruited his son Paul, a senior at Newton North High School to take up the upright bass to form the bluegrass trio that now makes up the group. Birch Hill Ramblers The Birch Hill Ramblers play and sing a repertoire of traditional bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes that have been handed down since the 40s and 50s when Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt established the genre. Joining them as a special guest for the March 5th performance will be Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, a Berklee grad and award winning fiddler, and Jordan Santiago, an accomplished mandolinist.
Y'all come! March 18 at The Eliot Church of Newton, UCC Join us for a Bluegrass Fundraiser featuring a Chili Supper at 6:00pm and the Birch Hill Ramblers at 7:00pm. Proceeds will support Newton's CAN-DO - Affordable Housing & the Newton DREAM FAR high school marathon club. $15 for chili and the concert; $10 for concert only; $50 cap for a family of four or more. You can reserve your tickets online at: http://www.eliotchurch.org/bluegrass-fundraiser-3182017.html