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Every Sunday from 1 PM to ?? - Jamming at the Kellish Farm in a heated barn! Everyone is welcome. A potluck supper is served around 5 pm. Everyone and all types of acoustic, traditional music are welcome. Come join the family, play, sing along, or just sit in a rocker by the fire and listen. Suggested donation is $5.00 to cover expenses and a dish to pass for the supper.

Every Thursday: Open Mik Nite, at 7 pm: Cover songs and original music encouraged as well as all types of music styles. Come listen or bring your songs, poetry, dance and/or instruments to this special weekly event. Anyone wanting to perform with other folks is encouraged. All styles of music are appreciated! Musical host provided if anyone needs accompaniment. Coffee and tea provided...bring munchies, or non-alcoholic beverages to share. Donations happily accepted. Come express yourself. Please plan on coming out to see what the excitement is all about. Call 315-682-1578 to confirm.

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All events, unless otherwise noted, take place in the beautiful Music Barn! 3192 Pompey Center Road (1/2 mile North of Rte 20 or 4.4 miles south of Rte 92 in Manlius).
For additional information about our events, call Kathy or Rick at 315-682-1578

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September 20, 2014 - Saturday Mike MacDonald in concert with John Wolford Opening Great musicians both Mike and John to play on our stage and to hopefully to have the concert outside on our new stage if the weather cooperates.Coffee and tea provided...bring munchies, or non alcoholic beverages to share.  Donations happily accepted.. 2 pm
$8 or 2 for $15
September 27, 2014 - Saturday Annual Sesquicentennial Blue and Grey Ball - You are cordially invited to a commemorative gala acknowledging the Hard Times that were endured by the people of the United States of America and Commemorating the memory of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The Ball is a fund raiser for the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association.Mister Keith Hunt is the respected caller for the evening. Please bring something to add to the pot luck dinner served at 5 pm Potluck dinner 5 pm
Dance 7 pm
$6
 
Past events at the Barn
 
September 13, 2014 Charlie Orlando and Butternut Creek Revival, Luke Brown and Pale Green Stars encounter on the Hill
September 6, 2014 Zero Point Zero Come on out to Kellish Hill for some good times with Manlius’s own Zero Point Zero Band. Rock ‘n Roll is here to stay on Kellish Hill. Coffee and tea provided...bring munchies, or non alcoholic beverages to share.  Donations happily accepted.. Please plan to come out to see what the excitement is all about.
August 29, 2014 Stable Junkies Concert
August 23, 2014 Folk Strings Back on the Hill - We love Folk Strings and love to see the gang back on Kellish Hill. Andre, Bill, Mary and Mike will treat you to some great music of the 60’s and beyond. You never know what songs they will do and they always engage the audience with their high energy love of music and love of life enthusiasm. Coffee and tea provided...bring munchies, or non alcoholic beverages to share.
August 16, 2014 A Night to Remember with Dion Abrahams - Come join us at the Kellish Hill Farm for a night with Dion with some special friends.. All this talent for 10 dollars. Dion will break in the new stage with style. It is a magical place, where the music lives. Hope to see some new and old faces here.You will be treated with beautiful serenades and a view to die for. Dion will be joined by some special guest musicians.. including but not limited to Victor Lopez and Greg Hoover. PS.. Ladies a Black Dress would be appropriate for this magical night with Dion. Coffee and tea provided...bring munchies, or non alcoholic beverages to share.  Donations happily accepted.
August 2 and 3, 2014 Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Youth Music and Arts Festival - Kellish Hill Farm is Proud to host the first Syracuse Sunrise Rotary Youth Music and Arts Festival. This event is for musicians of all styles – Original and cover Music – Young Performers Talent - Event, and Competition. Open to all young talent up to 22 years of age! Pro-Musician Judges and Mentors - Prizes - Studio Recording Prizes from Hobin Studios and SubCat Studios and more! Sign up Today! HOW to enter? - Contact: Greg Hoover MyMinstrel@Gmail.com or call 315-345-4444. Entries Deadline — July 26. Distinguished Professional Musician Artists Judges and Mentors Include: Todd Hobin, Nancy Kelly, Mike McKay, Dusty Pascal, John Cadley, Ron Keck & other Music & Recording Professionals. Recording Studio Sponsors: SubCat Studios & Todd Hobin Studios.
July 26, 2014 Ronnie Bartelt's CD Release Party and early Birthday Celebration - Kellish Hill Farm is proud to host Ronnie Bartelt’s plus 50 years playing music CD Release Show. Ronnie has been playing under the band name: Ronnie & The Boss Cats for the last 20 years...Back-in-the-day, musicians called each other cats, and if they were really good, they were boss. So that explains the name for Ronnie’s Band's. Some changes have happened with the Band's line-up. As it stands, we have: Stix Wolfe on Drums and Vocals, Matt Kielecki on Lead Guitar, Gregg Hoover on rhythm Guitar, Kathy Kellish on Autoharp, Ronnie on Bass and Don James on Pedal Steel Guitar.
July 19, 2014 Concert on the Hill - The place where the music lives - Kellish Hill Farm is proud to announce the Concert On The Hill . So many local musicians merging on Kellish Hill for this day long event. ..The line up for this day includes Kathy Kellish & Friends, Clarke McAllister, Diamond Someday, Larry Hoyt, Melissa Grace Clark, Canvas Moon, Dave Robertson, Colleen Kattau, Dusty Pascal , Ted Shepard & Paul Adams Shepard, Tom Owens & Friends, Maka Rouge, Greg Hoover, and The Trio (Charley Orlando).
July 13, 2014 Antique Tractor Show at Kellish Hill Farm - We will be having our normal Sunday jam this day with an outside Antique Tractor Show going on as well. Usual Pot Luck dinner at 5pm. Come on out for the fun of it.
June 21, 2014 Concert on the Hill with Taylor Pie all the way from Liberty Tennessee, We are honored to have Taylor Pie coming to Kellish Hill Farm. Taylor Pie is a performer/songwriter/story teller who has been in the music industry for awhile and has seen it all. Taylor recorded a solo album in 1972 and focused on songwriting for JMI Music. A successful songwriter, going by the name "Taylor Pie," her songs were recorded by artists such as Tanya Tucker, The Lewis Family, John Conlee, The Forester Sisters, Mickey Gilley, and Bette Midler. Taylor will be joined by Perry Cleaveland and Jim Claire. Please plan to come out to see what the excitement is all about


June 21, 2014 Making Music Day in the Syracuse Area with Open Mik at Kellish Farm - Make Music Syracuse (June 21st) is most simply a day for musical appreciation and sharing that will involve hundreds of community music makers participating in numerous free music events in public spaces throughout the city of Syracuse and beyond. Events for Make Music Day Syracuse are as follows:
11 am Drum Circle, Foreman Park (Wacheva Cultural Arts)
12 pm Build-a-Drum, Boys & Girls Club, Hamilton St (West Side)
1 pm Guitar League Jam, Columbus Circle (Guitar League)
2 pm Ukulele Mass Appeal, Most Park, Armory Square (SyraUkes)
3 pm Second Line Parade, Skiddy Park, (Westside Neighbors)
4 pm Harmonica Lesson (Free Harmonicas Provided), Shot Clock Park (by Starbucks Armory Sq.)
6 pm Open Mic, Kellish Farms (Manlius) with pot luck dinner ..So bring something to share.

May 24th 2014 A Kellish Farm Tribute to Bob Dylan, featuring Larry Hoyt and Friends. Held in our already established Music Barn, Great night of celebration with Bob Dylan's music and sharing it with our friends...A quote from Larry Hoyt is as follows : this as a fund-raiser for the New Stage at the Farm - come out; enjoy some great music; and contribute to a great cause to benefit more live music here in Central New York
April 5, 2014 Ron Kadey and Ron Carr Lodge Concert Ron and Ron back up on the Hill for a Lodge Concert ,,, harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel or maybe Peter Paul and Mary minus Mary-Can't get any better than these two !!! Yee Haw !!!! The date is Sat.April 5th starts at 7pm.
March 22, 2014 Sarah Hiltbrand Lodge Concert Going to be a very special Lodge concert this Saturday night with Sarah Hiltbrand . Joining Sarah will be Mark Smith and Jim and Mark Brady and I will join Sarah on a song as well. Munchies and refreshments will be plentiful this night. Always great to bring something to share as well. No alcohol please. Donations are happily accepted to keep the music flowing on this Hill. Come together this Saturday night and lets celebrate Sarah’s music
March 8, 2014 Dave Robertson presents the Townes Van Zandt Concert - Local singer songwriters will get together to celebrate the 70th birthday of Townes Van Zandt at Kellish Hill Music Barn. The nights music will consist of local celebrities Dusty Pascal, Shane Pascal, Charley Orlando with Butternut Creek including Ed Gorham and Len Widdekind. John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), was an American singer-songwriter. Many of his songs, including "If I Needed You," "To Live is to Fly," and "No Place to Fall" are considered standards of their genre. Come on out for a great night of music up on Kellish Hill Music Farm. Refreshments and munchies provided.. can bring something non alcoholic to share.
March 1, 2014 Mike MacDonald Lodge Concert - The one the only Mike MacDonald will be in concert this night. Mike has a thousand songs and voices in his head all fighting to come out. What talent he does possess. So don’t miss this Lodge concert. Please plan to come out to see what the excitement is all about.
February 22, 2014 Mark and Jim Brady Lodge Concert - Come on out for the talent that these two brothers possess next Saturday night. Great songs and playing abilities both Jim and Mark have going for them. A good night of music ...not to be missed.Please plan to come out to see what the excitement is all about
February 15, 2014 Greg Hoover Lodge Concert The one the only Greg Hoover Lodge Concert will be on Flag day this year. very appropriate with Greg’s wonderful music stories . Greg is so talented and gifted in so many areas. I would not be surprised if he pulls some folks from the audience to join him on his night of music in the Lodge.
February 8, 2014 John Wolford and Clan Lodge Concert...joined by Josh Jessen John Wolford Lodge concert with the family. Can’t be any better than this folks! Donations appreciated to benefit Kellish Hill Farm. Again I’ll have the sodas, water, tea and hot cider a flowing and some munchies of our own. So please bring something to share with others.
February 1, 2014 Dove Creek in Concert at the Lodge Reyna Stagnaro and Putter Cox deliver an eclectic mix of Americana that is honest, heartfelt, and unique - on mandolin and guitar with distinctive vocals and solid harmonies. Originals and covers, instrumentals and traditionals. Dove Creek performs regularly in CNY and enjoys returning to Kellish Hill. This will be the duo's 3rd winter at the Lodge. Love Dove Creek!!!! Again I’ll have the sodas, water, tea and hot cider a flowing and some munchies of our own. So please bring something to share with others.
January 25, 2014 Dave Robertson and Zoe Mullen Stout Lodge Concert Dave Robertson is a well known singer/songwriter from the Central New York region. Dave will perform many originals as well as covers of Neil Young, John Prine, Ryan Adams, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, and Cat Stevens and he will be joined by members of Limestone Crick this night. Yee Haw. So please come join in the merriment this night. Again I’ll have the sodas, water, tea and hot cider a flowing and some munchies of our own. So please bring something to share with others. Come relax and take in the comfort of friends and the great music that Dave shares with others. I promise a great night of music.
January 18, 2014 Jim Herlihy and Bob Sienkiewitz Lodge Concert Great evening of Acoustic Music will be had in the Lodge this night. Come on out for Jim and Bob. The one the only Jim Herlihy will entertain us with his excellent music expertise. This is Jim’s second Lodge Concert and they are not to be missed. Jim has such an easy going style and he is definitely one talented musician. Don’t miss the music these 2 fine musicians put out there. Please Bring snacks to share and I’ll have the sodas, water, tea and hot cider a flowing and some munchies of our own. Come sit before the warm fire for some hot tunes this night. Love Jim and Bob’s music.
January 11, 2014 Ted and Paul Shepard and Special guests kick off the Lodge Concert Series! Take a Flying Leap over to Kellish Hill Farm for an evening of good times, good friends, and good music with Ted and Paul Shepard. Special guests include David Shepard, David Goldman and a set by The Art Punk Band. Ham and mashed potatoes for the meal. Please feel free to bring something to add to our pot luck supper. Let the good times keep rolling on the Hill where the music lives ! No alcohol please.
December 14, 2013 Christmas Party on the Farm - Christmas on the farm is very special. Its a time to come together and celebrate the season with music, brotherhood and good cheer! So lets start with a music jam and then pot luck supper and signup board for folks to take the stage after supper. Please bring something to share for dinner. Secret Santa gifts for exchange under our Christmas tree...So bring a gift less than 10 dollars in value and mark for male or female.
November 23, 2013 "Broadway to the Maritimes" CD Release, Show with Greg Hoover and guest, Diane Bostick, taking Kellish Hill Stage to a Variety Show this night. There will be plenty of Songs, Master Story Telling, Legends & Theater Acting thrown in on this Show.. with the Special Guest Actress and Singer - Diane Bostick — Come join the fun! Refreshments and munchies are here but please bring something to share
November 16, 2013 Dysfunctional Love Songs Tour with John Keller, Liz Friedel and Rich 'd-ras' Smith - our brand of rockin', country blues at the farm, Kellish Hill Farm, that is!! Original songs and great fun cover tunes from Johnny Cash to GnR on hot fiddle, fiery guitar and heart-pounding bass!! Come join the fun! Refreshments and munchies are here but please bring something to share.
November 2, 2013 Outlaw Night on Kellish Hill Music Farm Come on out and hear some fine songs this night at the farm.  Music made famous by Willy, Waylon, Johnny, Kris and more will be heard this night by some of the finest musicians in the area. Lou Sacco and his merry band, Bob Fleming and his music family and Tom Owens Clan will be coming to the Hill.
October 26, 2013 - Saturday Healing Movement for Women at Kellish Hill Farm - This workshop is intended for any woman who wants to move and feel better from it. The dance that we'll be doing is non-aerobic, low impact, and will focus on playing with the movement patterns inherent in the body rather than learning steps and combinations. Participants are invited to move according to their own pace and ability. This session will be focused on reconnecting to one's internal world through physical movement, restoring one's mental and emotional state to calmness and unity, and finding one's center in the business of daily life. We will begin practice with gentle stretches and self massage, then move into five stages of exformative dance using the elements of earth, air, fire, water, and spirit as inspiration. Movement will be followed by a period of creative reflection, partner discussion, and breaking the boundaries of the body and experiencing healing through touch. We will end the day with group discussion and vocalized meditation. www.violetserpentartistries.com
October 19, 2013 Gospel Day at Kellish Hill Farm - Come celebrate the Old Time Gospel Music that gives thanks for what we have to share with others. The Day will begin at 4 pm with a music jam. at 5:30 pm we will break for a potluck supper. At 7 pm we will have acts appearing on our stage... including Diamond Someday, Dove Creek and other surprise guests. Ending the evening will be an all star performance by our music family gathered on our stage to give praise. Come celebrate and give thanks at Kellish Hill Music Farm this day. The Place Where The Music Lives.
October 12, 2013 Charley Orlando Trio Concert at Kellish Hill Music Farm We are thrilled to have Charley Orlando back at Kellish Hill Farm. Its always a positive moving experience at Charley Orlando’s concerts.  For this concert he is bringing along Don Martin and Marc Stell. [Charley Orlando] brings to mind the richness, soul and intelligence of the folk-rock movement at its best. says the Post Standard. Don’t miss this concert for it is one of the best shows you will ever see. Check out his website at www.charleyorlando.com and on face book.
September 21, 2013 Sesquencentennial Blue and Grey Ball at Kellish Hill- You are cordially invited to a commemorative gala acknowledging the Hard Times that were endured by the people of the United States of America. Commemorating the memory of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War. This is turning into an annual event that I dearly look forward to. The Ball Shall be a New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association Fund Raiser. Their website is www.nysoftfa.com. Mister Keith Hunt is the respected caller for the evening. The Ball will consist of period dress. Music and more music under the stars and in the music barn. Loving our History and Living It is key to such an undertaking here at Kellish Hill Music Farm. Where the Music Lives
September 14, 2013 Cricket Tell the Weather & Friends at Kellish Hill Music Farm Based in the greater NYC area, Cricket Tell the Weather is a five-piece indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Former Syracusians in the bands Atlantic Flyway and Boots n' Shorts, songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) are joined by Manhattan-based Doug Goldstein on the banjo, Dan Tressler on mandolin from Easton, CT, and bassist Jeff Picker from Portland, OR. The quintet has been featured at a slew of bluegrass and folk festivals in their first year, and is set to release their independent debut album in December 2013. On their return visit to Kellish Hill Farm, Cricket will be playing an evening show with workshops in the afternoon offered in old-time and bluegrass fiddle, flatpicking guitar, melodic bluegrass banjo, bluegrass/jazz bass, and basic improvisation. www.CricketTelltheWeather.com .
August 31, 2013 Women’s Healing Movement Workshop at Kellish Hill Farm - Join us for an afternoon of dance at Kellish Hill Music Farm! Workshop will be broken up into three sections:
Dance with self: focus on getting into the body with gentle movement, creating circles, figure 8s, shimmies, and undulations in the hips, chest, belly, and arms.
Dance with the other: focus on listening/receiving and expressing/responding through movement exercises including mirroring, contact, and "tribal style" partner dance.

Dance in community: focus on finding one's unique contribution to the group while acknowledging the gifts of others; working together as a unit. Participants will learn circle dance phrases inspired by folk dances of Eastern Europe, and play within the "Tribal Arc".
This workshop is intended for any woman who wants to move. All levels of experience and curiosity are encouraged to attend.
For more information, or to pre-register, contact Janina at zorya_dawn@hotmail.com - www.violetserpentartistries.com
August 17, 2013 - Saturday Reyna Stagnaro and Putter Cox deliver Americana music that is eclectic, honest, heartfelt, and uplifting. Originals and covers on mandolin and guitar with distinctive vocals and solid harmonies. www.facebook.com/dovecreek.music
August 10, 2013 - Saturday Searson in Concert at Kellish Hill Farm Join us for this special night of music. The Searson are made up of Erin, Heather and Colleen Searson, three sisters from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. Very Impressive music comes out of these three women. Follow Searson as they tour North America at www.searsonband.com or www.facebook.com/searsonmusic. Also check out: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fade-shine/id648151320?ign-mpt=uo%3D4. A merry night of music and dance awaits us all on this very special night.
August 3, 2013 Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo Leo DiSanto & Jeff Bryson Concert - We are very pleased that the Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo made up of Leo DiSanto and Jeff Bryson will be gracing the stage of Kellish Hill Farm once again this August 3rd. It is said that American songs are full of deranged old ghosts howling at the moon. Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo are an eclectic, incendiary string band out of the PA Dutch Country, that channel these venerable old ghosts of the American folk tradition through imaginative, emotive original songs delivered with rock n roll intensity. Full of shouting, floorboard-stomping soul, their live performances are uplifting, high-energy events with fans dancing in the aisles and clapping, stomping, and singing along. Check out Leo DiSanto http://www.reverbnation.com/leodisanto.
July 27, 2013 Mike MacDonald in Concert at Kellish Hill Farm - We are very happy to have the one the only Mike MacDonald back up on Kellish Hill Farm’s stage.. Mike’s music is so well received by all. Mike has a thousand songs and voices in his head and you never know who is going to pop out next.So come on out for this special night of music by the one the only Mike MacDonald.
July 20, 2013
Inspiration on the Hill –Songwriting Workshop-Summer Series - Come for an afternoon up to beautiful Kellish Hill Farm. Nancy Maliwesky and Melissa Grace Clark will be the hosts for the day, giving a non-judgmental songwriter's workshop. All ages and abilities welcome. Bring your unfinished songs, ideas, poetry, music, instruments and a dish to pass. The afternoon could culminate with a concert by the hosts, Nancy Maliwesky and Melissa Grace Clark and others who have written original songs to share with the group!
June 29, 2013 Outlaws on Kellish Hill - If you love the Outlaws meaning Willie, Johnny, Kris and Waylon don’t miss this night’s  music. We will start out with our music jam starting at 6pm with a pot luck supper... so bring your instruments and something to share for dinner. At 8 pm Bob Fleming and family and Lou Sacco and his family will take the stage, with other surprise guests I am sure. This promises to be an All Star lineup of music fun with the Outlaw Music on the Hill. So get gussied up for a good foot stompin’ great time up on Kellish Hill Music Farm.
June 24, 2013 Tim and Myles Thompson Concert - Honored to host this special concert Monday night June 24th. The father and son musical duo Tim and Myles Thompson all the way from Nashville Tennessee will be at Kellish Music Barn for this enchanting night of music.
June 22, 2013 Inspiration on the Hill- A Songwriters Workshop Summer Series Come for an afternoon to Kellish Hill Farm for some inspiration, for a non-judgmental songwriter's workshop. All ages and abilities welcome. Bring your unfinished songs, ideas, poetry, music, instruments and a dish to pass. The afternoon will culminate with a concert by the hosts, Nancy Maliwesky, Melissa Grace Clark and Kathy Kellish, with time to share any new songs!
June 15, 2013 Todd Hobin and Greg Hoover- Song Writers Night - Come on out on this summer evening to hear some of the best original song writers music of the CNY area.. Todd Hobin and Greg Hoover. This promises to be an excellent night of music magic .. guaranteed.
June 1, 2013 Zero Point Zero Band This local band of musicians from the Manlius area are coming back to the farm. They have brought folks to our Music Barn for the last couple of years. Everyone has a great time with Zero Point Zero! Brian, Jake and Doug are coming back and they are bringing new blood with them. Come on out for some loud rock n roll music spanning the 60’s to 90’s era. Put on your dancing shoes...Yee Haw Boys !
May 29, 2013 Carrie Lazarus from Channel 9 news is doing another one of her specials entitled “Extraordinary People and Extraordinary Places of CNY” and we are excited to say that Kellish Hill Farm is going to be the featured Extraordinary Place on her Show to be aired Wed. May 29th at 8 pm on ABC Channel 9. Watch it at home, or come to the Farm for a viewing together with friends. Everyone is welcome!
May 18, 2013 Raising the Stage fund raiser: Check out the lineup below for the day...To raise a stage on the Kellish Hill Music Farm. Yee Haw! 10 hours of music! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Line up is in progress. Musicians to include Kevin Barrigar, Dusty Pascal, Charley Orlando, Ironwood, Mark Zane, Greg Hoover, Mike MacDonald, Dave Robertson, The Wolford Family, Reyna Stagnaro, Nancy and Jerry Malewesky, Diamond Someday, Colleen Kattau, Syracuse Irish Sessions, Clarke McAllister, Terry Hill and friends, Hamilton Ramblers, Kathy Kellish and Friends. A great day of music and for a stage for all of us to share in. Can’t be any better than this.
May 11, 2013 Joe Crookston Concert - Joe will join his music duo partner, Peter Glanville for a grand celebration of his music! Come party with us this night! Joe currently lives in Ithaca NY and is an artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates and you’ll end up in the moment, humming and buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He’ll sing to you ~ You’ll sing with him…He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us. Pot Luck supper with corned beef /cabbage/potatoes.
April 27, 2013 Country Classics Night at the Farm with Larry Hoyt and friends. Larry always brings down home fun to the farm whenever he throws one of these musical celebrations. Joining Larry this day will Bob Fleming, Laurie Sheaks Royal, The Good Brothers and other musical guests. Bring your music and instruments for an old time jam starting at 5 pm and our pot luck supper. Ham / corned beef and mashed potatoes and refreshments will be provided, please bring something to share for the dinner. Really looking forward to kicking up the heels to the music of the likes of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and many more memorable country artists. Larry Hoyt keeps the Old Time Country Music alive and well. Plan on this night of musical celebration to see what classic country is all about.
April 20, 2013 Mike MacDonald in Concert joined by John Wolford with Melissa Grace Clark opening. This is a special night...Carrie Lazarus is coming out this day to videotape and interview folks here for her upcoming Show entitled “Extraordinary People and Extraordinary Places of CNY” and I am excited to say that Kellish Hill Farm is going to be the featured Extraordinary Place on her Show to be aired sometime in May. Mike MacDonald is a master song spinner of such artists as Neil Young, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Beatles, ELP, Moody Blues, CCR and on and on. Mike is a walking juke box. Melissa Grace Clark and John Wolford are great musicians in their own right. So don't miss this night. Refreshments and munchies will be available.
April 13, 2013 Charley Orlando Music Barn Concert; Joining Charley will be David Earl Robertson and Melody Calley. Charley Orlando is the essence of heart in music. With the release of his 13th album Charley continues to paint outside the lines of convention! The current sound Charley has created is called "Organica Groove" which builds on his ground breaking sound of "Acid Folk" from his early days on the road. This music comes from the heart and combines an acoustic approach with modern technology by using Ableton Live (computer program) as a platform to build and explore his songs. His song writing is in the realm of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Jeff Tweedy but at the same time nothing like any of them! There are artists who ride waves and artists whom part the sea creating a new sound! Charley has been parting the sea his whole career and this music is no exception. Refreshments and munchies will be available.
April 6, 2013 Adam Miller Concert; the World Class Autoharp Player/ Master Storyteller from Oregon, with a workshop scheduled at 3pm that same day.
March 23, 2013 Melissa Clark Lodge Concert
March 16, 2013 Limestone Creek Lodge Concert
March 9, 2013 Neil Young Night in the Music Barn; Local musicians will gather for an evening of Neil Young music, celebrating the man and his life. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Come on out for a great night of music featuring Dave Robertson, Mick Dooley, Ted & Paul Shepard, John Wolford, Maka Rouge, Sonic Rust, Mike MacDonald and Marty Spagnola (The Old Young Band).
March 2, 2013 Mike MacDonald Lodge Concert; They say..."Variety is the spice of Life", and that's what this show is all about folks. Never a dull moment as I'll be performing many of your favorites from the past, present, and back to the future. Artists such as Neil Young, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Moody Blues, Eagles, America, and many, many more. I'll be be playing 'till the cows come home! Oh...That's right...they're already here. So all joking aside....For some serious fun please consider attending, and I Thank You!
February 16, 2013 Ron Kadey Lodge Concert; Ron Kadey will be joined by Ron Carr for the Kellish Hill Music Farm's Lodge Concert this coming Saturday night. Come out for this fun night of music. Yee Haw! Refreshments and snacks will be served.
February 9, 2013 The Travelers Lodge Concert
February 2, 2013

Jim Herlihy Lodge Concert with Erin Wolford Opening: We are honored to have Jim host a mid winter Lodge Concert up on Kellish Hill . Jim is noted for his Finger Pickin' and harmonica playing with that smooth singing voice of his ! Honored to have Erin Wolford to open for Jim.

January 26, 2013 Dove Creek –Reyna Stagnaro and Putter Cox Lodge Concert: Dove Creek will perform their eclectic Americana blend at the Kellish Hill Lodge. Refreshments and munchies provided (bring something to share if you'd like!) A wonderful place to gather and enjoy music - this duo performs originals, covers, instrumentals; described as "warm, honest, heartfelt - with a feeling of home"
January 5, 2013 John Wolford Lodge Concert; Refreshments provided. Munchies to be had and can bring something to share. Featuring a rare performance by Colleen Wolford. Performers include Erin Wolford and Brian Coyne. Lets celebrate after the Holidays with the Wolford Clan. The Lodge always gets elevated to new heights with John's music. YEE HAW
January 12, 2013 Ted and Paul Shepard and Friends Lodge Concert: “Well there ain’t nothing cool ‘til its FUN !” We are getting geared up for this show at the Kellish Hill Music Farm’s Lodge. Join us for an evening of good fun, good music, and other surprises with special musical guests Mick Dooley and David Goldman. Mark your calendars for an evening of music that bridges generations.
December 8, 2012 Old Fashion Christmas Celebration with Bells and Motley at Kellish Hill Farm
Come celebrate the season at the farm with the most talented duo Bells & Motley “Evoking the Warmth & Spirit of Christmas Past with music, tales, & pageantry sure to please Revelers of Christmas present. Sondra and John Bromka’s programs knit together young, old, shy & bold in celebration of the warmest & richest traditions of the holiday season...the Season’s Best!” Bells & Motley absolutely delight with the spirited music, traditional customs, pageantry, and participatory dances that have illuminated Christmas and Mid-Winter Celebrations down through centuries of celebration. Historic traditional musical instruments please the eye, ear, and heart.
November 17, 2012 Creek Connection at Kellish Hill Farm Which ever way you spell it the Creeks or Cricks unite this day at Kellish Hill Farm. Come this day to hear two of our local favorite Creek bands around town. Dove Creek/ Limestone Crick and Dream Catcher in Concert...maybe a jam after the show so bring instruments. Opening act will be Jerry and Nancy Maliwesky (AKA Acme Anvil Company) being teamed up with Mark Matthews and Kathy Kellish. This is a kickoff fundraiser for Kellish Hill Music Farm expansion.
November 10, 2012 Scott Ainslie in Concert: Scott is a seasoned Piedmont and Ragtime Blues performer whose work includes the music of Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis, Muddy Waters, David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, and Virginia Bluesman John Jackson--a friend and mentor met in 1967. A master Blues Guitarist and Historian, Ainslie is on the road 140 to 160 days a year Going to be a great experience at Kellish Hill Farm this day. CattailMusic.com
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November 10, 2012
Acoustic Blues & Slide Guitar Workshop with Scott Ainslie

If you happen to have an interest in playing acoustic blues guitar, the music rock came from---including Delta Blues, Slide Guitar, Open Tunings, Piedmont/Ragtime Style fingerpicking Blues---then you should plan on turning up for Scott Ainslie’s workshop. The workshop is imited to 20 folks. To reserve your space contact Kathy at kmkrahfarm@windstream.net

September 29, 2012
Pascal Family Harvest Moon Music Reunion at Kellish Hill FarmThis Is Going To Be A Music Reunion Of The Pascal Family Members that have not played together In years and it's going to be a great show. Come on out and celebrate their music reunion. Bring the whole family out for this one of a kind show. The Pascal clan members consist of Shane Pascal, Dusty Pascal...his new CD will be available...Bob Pascal, Kolton Pascal, Brenden Decker, Thomas Eagan and other special guests this day. So musicians bring your instruments for the after show open mik for all attending.
October 6, 2012 - Saturday World Premiere of “Joey Molland, Badfinger,Beatles & Beyond” at The John Lennon Birthday Celebration at Kellish Hill Music Farm In honor of John Lennon’s 72nd birthday -Kellish Hill Farm is proud to present for the first time ever – “Joey Molland: Badfinger, Beatles & Beyond – An Acoustic Autobiography”. A 90 minute show from original Badfinger guitarist/singer/songwrite, Joey Molland, highlighting his work with the band, growing up in post-Beatlemania Liverpool, England, recording and performing with George Harrison and John Lennon in the early 70's, and much more. Molland will be accompanied by The Fab Five’s Paul Davie on piano, bass and rhythm guitar. Local British Invasion enthusiasts, “The Guise” (Dale Randall/Adrian Gerard), and “Chuck Schiele with Phil Smith" will open the show with tributes to Lennon. There will be an audience Q&A with Molland, and an autograph/photo session after the show.
October 9, 2012 Muriel Anderson Concert One of the world’s foremost finger style guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Finger style Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She has recorded with country legend Chet Atkins, performed in New York with Les Paul, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony and in Tennessee with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.
October 20, 2012 “In Keeping With The Times OF Gone With the Wind.. A Step Back in History” A day of living history with re-enactors and demonstrations all across the grounds, presented by the Kellish Hill Farm and the NYS Old Time Fiddlers Association...a Living History showing what life was like 150 years ago. It concludes with a Blue and Grey Ball in the evening as a fund raiser for the New York State Old Time Fiddlers Association with Keith Hunt doing the calling. Chicken BBQ and other fixings in the late afternoon by Knoxie’s Restaurant from Pompey. Merry Mischief will be playing at 3 pm. Blue and Grey Ball will take place at 7 PM. It is not necessary but people are encouraged to get dressed in outfits of this time period. This is a fund Raiser for the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association. Keith Hunt will be the caller for the dance.
September 22, 2012

Second Country Classics Night, with Larry Hoyt at Kellish Hill Farm - Another chance to hear the wonderful country vocalist Lorrie Sheaks Royal, plus an array of other talented performers - come on out for this night of music...Let's jam before the concert at 6 pm on this Saturday afternoon.. so bring your instruments and songs.. Lets be greatful for our Country Roots ... Bring some munchies to share... We will have a blast with Larry and friends this day of country in the country!

September 15, 2012 Mark Zane and Colleen Kattau Show at Kellish Hill Farm...Local song writing musician celebrities are gathering up at Kellish Hill Farm this day. Come celebrate their songs with us. Love their originals with some covers thrown on in. We are in for a great time! Munchies and refreshments available. We always enjoy these fine musicians and their friends that band together for their concerts
August 10, 2012
Twilight Dance with Entwyned duo and Ken Gall calling - The evening will include contra & square dancing but also simple Irish dances and very traditional dances fun for all ages. Entwyned pairs the spirited fiddle playing of Twy Bethard and the solid rhythmic backing of John Paolillo on various mandolin-related instruments. Ken Gall calls at major venues and festivals throughout the country. He is known for his creative dances, careful teaching, warm welcome and broad repertoire. Check out Entwyned site @ www.myspace.com/entwynedcelticduo .
July 20, 2012 - Friday

Greg Hoover /Kellish Hill Farm present Leo DiSanto, a singer-songwriter and modern day troubadour from rural Pennsylvania. Greg Hoover a local celebrity and gifted song writer musician will open this evening with his master story telling through song.This is a return engagement for Leo DiSanto to Kellish Hill. He came before with his whole band, Vinegar Creek Constituency. Leo has begun traveling the country as a one-man band in addition to touring and recording with VCC. (www.vinegarcreek.com). In early summer 2011, Leo released his first solo album- The Moon, A Silver Dime, which resounds with a diversity of influences from Sun Records-era Elvis to Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan, from country junkyard rock to acoustic folk to warped, "Felliniesque" (Fly Magazine) circus music.

July 14, 2012

 

From California to the New York Island: Woody Guthrie Day - Come celebrate the music of a man that inspired so many Folk songs at Kellish Hill Music Farm! Music jam starts at 5 pm.. we will be using the signup board for folks taking the stage at 6 pm. Limestone Creek and Shirley Stevens will be playing.Then a treat at 8 pm,a concert with Kevin Dorsey, Larry Hoyt, Amy Christian, Greg McCrea and other musical friends...A very special night of music indeed.

June 9, 2012

Maka Rouge and Friends CD Release Party - Give it up for Maka Rouge aka "The Rock-N-Roll Nurse" literally fits the bill of the singer/songwriter from Syracuse, NY. Maka Rouge continues to bring into her style of music melodic flare that ties together a velvety edge to the heart of her music. Her live shows are an eclectic blend of leg kicking, soul felt, spirit lifting memorable performances. allow yourself to be "healed" by the music of ... Maka Rouge.

June 2, 2012 Country Classics at Kellish Hill Music Barn, hosted by Larry Hoyt - another part of our Series featuring songs of musicians we love so dear, done by our local musicians. Hear the music of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and George Jones. The event will consist of a Classic Country Jam - open to all pickers & singers, followed by local musicians taking our stage for 3 song limit (maximum 15 minutes). Finally, we will conclude the night featuring Larry Hoyt and the Country Classics, with Special Guest vocalist Lorrie Sheaks Royal; plus Dana "Short Order " Cooke (mandolin & vocals); Judy Stanton (violin); Mark Petrie (bass), Bob Fleming (guitar & vocals); and Eileen Rose (vocals).
June 1, 2012 Baby Soda Jazz Band Concert - Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present. Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass. The band can be seen regularly at some of New York’s finest venues like Cafe Moto, Barbes, The Knitting Factory and the Jalopy Theater. Promises to be a great music night for sure.
May 26, 2012 Song Writing Inspiration Day and Kevin Barrigar with Special Guests Concert in the Evening - May 26th will be devoted to original songs and the song writing process . It will be great to share ideas and thoughts on writing song with other folks having this interest. Maybe to create a song that day by all present. We could order pizzas and hope for good weather to go outside and get inspired to write. Kevin Barrigar is a prolific writer and he will share some of his feelings on song writing this day. Check out Kevin at http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinbarrigar.
May 18 to 20, 2012

Second Americana Music Festival weekend
Friday, May 18: Kick Off Concert...a great night of music. Nancy Maliwesky and Kathleen Gallagher Alaniz will open our Kickoff Friday Night Americana Festival. featuring the Hamilton Ramblers // Folk Strings // Dusty Pascal. Folk Strings will take us back to the Music in its early stages of the 60’s and 70’s. Then we will experience the present day prolific Folk story teller Dusty Pascal...great to hear the music and stories that bridges Folk Music of then and now. Other talented local musicians will join in. Great way to start our Festival !
Saturday, May 19: Fiddlers' Day on the Farm with a special tribute to Hal Casey. Hal was an award winning fiddle playing celebrity, who has recently passed on and is so very missed. The day will begin with workshops on the bowed instruments by Susan Barrington of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddler's Association. Diamond Someday Bluegrass Band, Bob Halligan Jr & Joe Davoli of Ceili Rain, Lake Effect Bluegrass, Greg Hoover & Harlee Station, Patty and Henry Jankiewicz and members of The New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association
Sunday, May 20: Gospel Day

March 31, 2012 Legends of Folk Night at Kellish Hill Music Barn - part of our series featuring songs of musicians we love, performed by our local musicians. Gather round and enjoy the music of Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel. Peter Paul and Mary and of course, Joan Baez.
March 24, 2012 Lodge Concert at Kellish Hill Farm with Larry Hoyt and Special Guests and featuring Lacey Lee - starts with a pot luck supper (bring something to share), followed by an acoustic jam and concert. featuring singer/songwriter Larry Hoyt, performing many originals and crowd favorites; plus Special Guests; plus harpist Lacey Lee performing songs from her debut CD, "You and Me."
February 27, 2012 - Monday

Ryan McGiver and Jessie Smith in Concert - Kellish Hill Farm is proud to have this fine duo perform here, made possible in part by support from CNY Chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant, CNY Irish Cultural Society and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 2 Syracuse. The duo features an all-star and eclectic mixture of traditional and Indie-folk music. Fiddle player, Jesse Smith was born into a musical family. His mother Donna Long has recorded and performed with, most notably, Brendan Mulvihill and the American-based band, Cherish the Ladies. His dad John sings and plays the guitar. Jesse grew up immersed in the Irish music tradition having spent his childhood surrounded by many of the great Irish American musicians. Ryan McGiver’s debut album, ‘Troubled in Mind’, is a Indie-folk record of imaginative musical interpretations of old Appalachian ballads. Co-produced by Shahzad Ismaily (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Marc Ribot), the collaboration results in a spiritual, often meditative music, with a haunting quality that draws from sources as diverse as Buell Kazee, Levi Smith, Annie Watson, Washington Phillips, Neil Driscoll and Randy Newman.

February 25, 2012 Tribute to Neil Young songs at Kellish Hill Farm -

 

February 4, 2012 Dove Creek in Lodge Concert at Kellish Hill Farm - Reyna Stagnaro and Putter Cox are from the Hamilton area. Reyna and Putter play an eclectic Americana mix of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and more - on mandolin and guitar - originals and cover tunes. Potluck Dinner at 6 pm so bring something to pass. Bring your instruments for the 'All-Star Jam' in the Kellish Hill tradition.
February 11, 2012

John Wolford with special guest Brian Coyne Lodge Concert - An evening of solo acoustic original music by John Wolford (and maybe a little Neil Young thrown in). John is excited about adding Brian to this show. He brings an energy level and emotion to his music that you don't want to miss. His twists on cover songs will have your feet tapping and his originals will leave you wanting more. John W. has such an insightful way with his music . This promises to be just as magical as John’s last years Lodge concert turned out. Refreshments provided

December 9, 2011 Songwriters Night Fund Raiser for the Kellish Hill Farm An evening that should not be missed. Four of the most prolific song writers of the CNY area are converging at Kellish Hill to show support for the music perpetuated at Kellish Hill Music Farm. Loren Barrigar, Dusty Pascal, John Cadley and Greg Hoover will share their songs, the stories and the method of creating their music. Come on out and hear these talented musicians give their all to the audience on this most magical of nights at Kellish Hill Farm. Bring your instruments for a jam that will go way into the night.
December 7, 2011 Coincidence Maybe in Concert Kellish Hill Farm is proud to have Coincidence Maybe back in concert with jam after so bring your instruments for a great musical experience. Over 300 concerts, 3 full studio albums, 1 acoustic EP, and 2 guys who have developed live performances that sound incredibly full and entertaining. This is the hallmark of what Coincidence Maybe has done night in and night out around the country and in venues of all shapes and sizes. Travis Becknell and Denver Shindle have put their experience, abilities, beliefs, and abilities into every minute of music they make and they put every ounce of themselves into every concert they play.Check out www.coincidencemaybe.com
December 3, 2011 Fractured Christmas Fairy Tale at Kellish Hill Farm This will not be an ordinary Christmas party... The audience are applauded to participate in it as well. Come celebrate the season with a musical written by members of Kellish Hill Farm... Our local musicians will be the cast with other players as well..many surprise performers will appear. The festive day will begin with the musical play at 3 pm, additional music and a pot luck supper at 6 pm featuring ham and potatoes and please bring something to share for our festive meal. Jamming will go on well into the night. Sign up board for after dinner playing.. So plan on spending an old fashioned Christmas up at Kellish Hill Farm this day in the heated music barn and our lodge
November 5, 2011

Whispering Tree in concert - Over the past six years, classically trained vocalist Eleanor Kleiner and French bassist Elie Brangbour have traveled the world on an adventure that began when the two met at the London Center of Contemporary Music in 2004. Deli Magazine called them "one of the most talented duos to take the stage in NYC" and Keyboard Magazine says they "tastily combine wistful folk, mellow rock and pinches of gypsy jazz and bluegrass into a compelling compilation of tightly written tunes." They have been showcased twice at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and won first place in the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition. We're pleased to have them come to Kellish Hill Farm. For the latest news, blog posts, gig dates, pictures and more check them out!

October 23, 2011

Georges Pro Sound presents American Guitar Masters: Peter Janson and Larry Pattis, at the Kellish Hill Farm - These master guitar players have toured the world with their music. Larry Pattis is named one of the “Top 10 Best Acoustic Music Artists of the Decade” by the International Acoustic Music Awards. Peter Janson is a “gifted acoustic fingerstyle guitar player” (Dirty Linen), and the winner of the “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” in the 2006 NAR Lifestyle Music Award. These two guitarists coming together at Kellish Hill Farm will be the guitar playing event of the year. www.AmericanGuitarMasters.com

October 22, 2011

Sesquicentennial Blue and Grey Ball - You are cordially invited to a commemorative gala acknowledging the hard times that were endured by the people of the United States of America. Commemorating the memory of the soldiers who fought in the war. During the most stressful event in our History the Civil War. The Ball shall be a New York State Old Tyme Fiddler’s Association Fund Raiser. Mister Keith Hunt will be the respected caller for the evening. Please get “gussied up “ and try to dress in period attire. Contact Keith Hunt for further information. Website for their association is www.nysotfa.com.

October 8, 2011

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers at Kellish Farm for an afternoon Grateful Dead guitar workshop - Bring the music of the Grateful Dead to your guitar in this one-day workshops taught by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, based on his new Homespun DVD Learn Seven Grateful Dead Classics for Acoustic Guitar. http://www.jeffreypepperrodgers.com/New/Dead-events.html

JPR Trio with Josh Dekaney & Wendy Ramsay in concert at Kellish Hill - Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers has been pursuing his twin passions for words and music since he was a teenager. After a stint as a freelance editor and writer for San Francisco Chronicle, Psychology Today, and other publications, he became the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine in 1990.

October 1, 2011 Kinloch Nelson at the Kellish Hill Farm: We're proud to announce a super guitar master Kinloch Nelson coming out for a performance. If your only exposure to music is through the radio, and you find yourself wishing for so much more, then your prayers are about to be answered. Kinloch Nelson, from the Rochester area is coming in concert to Kellish Hill Farm on Oct 1st 2011. If you have not experienced a Kinloch Nelson performance, you have no idea what you are missing! Kinloch has been a staple of the regional music scene for years and years, displaying amazing work on the guitar. Mesmerizing, spellbinding, as described by Al Nobles, Southern Tier Coffeehouse, Canaseraga.
September 24, 2011 Second Annual Distant Drums in the Rolling Hills Native American Pow-Wow. Fun for the Entire Family. Authentic Native American Music and Dance, Storytelling, Arts, Crafts and food. Chris Thomas and the Ongwehonweka Dancers (Public encouraged to participate in Dance Arena). Juanita Wilson will be the Mohawk Storyteller. Community Drum Circle at 5 PM.
September 17, 2011 Gospel Fest at the Farm - Featured entertainment to include Diamond Someday, Jim & Jessy Ker-Whitt, Sent Forth Band, Four Given Strangers Band, Homestyle & other music groups to be announced. Please bring snacks and something for the covered dish supper at 5pm. Also please bring your instruments for a Jam after supper.
September 10, 2011 Linda McRae concert - Return performance to Kellish Hill Farm. Linda performs primarily as a solo artist on claw hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, porchboard, accordion and vocals. Her reputation as a quality songwriter and a compelling and unique performer is steadily gaining momentum. In 2008, Linda’s musical journey took her to Nashville where she currently resides. In 2009 she was invited to perform at the hallowed Carter Family Fold premiering a new song honoring the legacy of Maybelle Carter. On New Year’s Eve 2009/10 she was invited by the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, AL to perform at their annual New Year’s celebration honoring Hank Williams’ life and musical legacy. www.lindamcrae.com www.sonicbids.com/lindamcrae 
September 4, 2011 - Sunday
Melodrama: Here Comes The Cows The director Elaine Kuracina has performed before at Kellish Hill Farm and she was delightful in “Miss Lillian Russell Rides Again “. The melodrama presented this time is called “Here Come the Cows" by Tim Kelly. The story is about a villian, a vixen, a damsel in distress, saved from the cow stampede by her cowboy hero. Yee Haw time for sure!!!! Go to: edwardsartscouncil.org forthe story details.
August 28, 2011 Community Drum circle (same time as our Sunday jam but in different location on the farm) Community Drum Circle at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn. Drum circles are planned once a month and are opened to all ages. Extra drums and hand percussion instruments for those who would like to participate but do not have instruments of your own. Come and join in the fun...playing, singing, listening, or even dancing! This is a family event, no alcohol or pets please! $5 donation appreciated towards Pow Wow event planned for Sept. 2011.
August 18, 2011 Amy Gallatin and Stillwater - John Cadley and Cathy Wenthen will open the show. Amy’s music has been described by the Chicago Tribune as: "Performing in one of the many (IBMA) showcase suites was Amy Gallatin, who unleashed her pure, silvery voice on music that ranged from bluegrass through western swing and contemporary folk, nailing each style with precision, taste and charismatic humor, and displayed a rare ability to move from sweetness to sassy grit, sometimes within a single phrase." - David Royko . Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters tours internationally and is stopping by on one of their tours to our farm for this return concert. http://www.amygallatin.com
August 13, 2011

Dar Williams at the Farm: A Family Friendly Event - Redhouse, in conjunction with the Kellish Farm brings this favorite among the adult-alternative set. Dar Williams has a unique voice that can dance from lyrical and ethereal to playful and gritty. Her lyrics are funny, sharp, lively and fresh, yet they include thoughtful insight into life, the environment, gender and other complex issues. Williams is a literate singer-songwriter with a genuine gift as a storyteller. She weaves word-poems with a catchy beat and a catchy tune. She has been described as a synthesis of the Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

August 11, 2011 Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band - It is a pleasure to have Ernie Evans grace Kellish Hill Music Barn’s stage again this year. Ernie’s music abilities are far reaching and his new band is a very powerful Bluegrass act. Ernie’s lengthy resume has had him recently being a member of the Grammy nominated  Bluegrass Band Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike.
August 10, 2011 Songwriting Circle with Mark Zane and friends - Hosted this evening by Mark Zane . Five songwriters featuring Wendy Ramsey, Larry Hoyt, Jacque Kofi, Rory O’Bannion and Mark Zane will be performing in the round and discussing the song writing process.
July 30, 2011 The Stars Come Out On The Hill at Kellish Hill Farm - Hosted by John and Katie Brutcher, bring your music instruments and telescopes for a jam that will turn into an astronomy party on this new moon.
July 27, 2011 Coincidence Maybe in Concert at Kellish Hill Farm - Travis Becknell and Denver Shindle have put their experience, abilities, beliefs, and abilities into every minute of music they make and they put every ounce of themselves into every concert they play.Check out the bands website at www.coincidencemaybe.com
July 22 - 24, 2011

First Annual American Music Festival at Kellish Hill Farm - A festival to celebrate all the local talented musicians in the area and the varied music types as well for our community to enjoy. For the people and by the people. We grow music on the farm.

Go here for a brochure with details and times.
Friday, July 22, Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb in concert at 8 pm. Music instruction workshop by John and Sondra Bromka (Bells & Motley) and concert 6-7:45
Saturday, July 23, will be Fiddlers Day with CNY fiddlers and bands featuring fiddlers. Oswego Fiddlers, Jonathan Chai, David Deacon, Keith Hunt, Susan Barrington and bands that feature fiddlers including Tumbleweed Gumbo, Salt Potatoes, Diamond Someday, Lost Boys, Larry Hoyt and the Good Acoustics, Joe Davoli, Harvey Nusbaum, Irish Sessions and more. Fiddlers Day was made possible with funding from NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, a State Agency and the Cultural Resources Council a Regional Council
Sunday, July 24, American Music Extravagenza: Wild Honey, Dusty Pascal & family, Mark Zane, The Embellishments, Bill Ring & Don Fenton, Kenlock Nelson, Jass Jam Band, Greg Hoover and Friends, Silverwood Clarinet Choir and Two Feet Short.

July 21, 2011

This is big folks! Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis !!!! in a concert to kick off our First American Music Festival July 22nd thru the 24th 2011 here at Kellish Hill Farm. Little Roy Lewis was a member of the Lewis Family, the legendary bluegrass gospel group that retired in 2009. Instrumentally Little Roy is one of the most talented banjo and guitar players in the music business. In June 2009 Little Roy teamed up musically with multi talented daughter Lizzy Long. Lizzy plays fiddle, guitar, banjo and alternates between these instruments. We do love our Bluegrass roots so check out  their web site at www.littleroyandlizzy.com.

June 25, 2011 Charley Orlando CD release Party - You just never know what you'll get with a Charley Orlando show! His journey has brought him to a new sound he likes to call "Organica Groove" where he builds a landscape of sounds and groove on the fly with Ableton Live and his computer. All this accompanied by a voice, acoustic guitar and harmonica. It truly is an original adventure. Pulling from an original song catalog of 200+ songs and 100+ covers he travels a different path every night and always 100% from the heart. Having released 11 albums and 1 EP since 1992 Orlando continues his prolific career with 2 new releases in 2011 and we are honored to have a CD release party here at Kellish Hill Farm. Due out in time for his Summer Tour Charley plans to release a double CD of "Organica Groove" and "Folk Style" tunes followed by a tribute album to Bob Dylan.... so plan on coming out for Charley Orlando’s CD release party  here at Kellish Hill Music Farm. This show will take us on a great magical music ride you do not want to miss!
May 21, 2011 Charley Orlando and RUHA - RUHA's line up of Crissy Noel, Brian Lauri and Charley Orlando will take the stage at Kellish Hill Farm on this night of music that will fill the music barn with all the magic this band does make. Charley, Crissy and Brian enjoy playing at the farm for the atmosphere this place holds.
May 18, 2011 Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb...Mark Mazengarb is a world class finger-picker from New Zealand. Loren Barrigar is Central New York's Premier Finger stylist on guitar. This duo  graced our stage last year for a sold out performance. Unbelievable talent as Mark Bialczak from The Post Standard reports, “World Class Guitar Playing”. Great timing for this winning concert because May 1 was the release date for Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb Duo Album. Definitely a winning combination.
May 14, 2011 Donna Colton, Mark Zane and Sam Patterelli in Concert - Mark's original songs analyze American life through a sympathetic, yet sometimes, critical eye. He also writes and performs autobiographically inspired songs about love and aspirations, and everyday occurrences, as well as throws in periodic cover songs from artists such as Bob Marley, Todd Snider, Green Day, and others. Mark has been performing as a solo act, as well as with additional musicians in Central and Western New York and he's always interested in expanding his performance locations.

Donna Colton and the Troublemakers are a tangle of many genres; Acoustic Rock/Folk/Pop/Alt Country with a touch of Blues. They are based out of Central New York and play clubs, small theaters and do the “Gazebo Tour” in the summer.With five CD’s to their credit, they write and record their own songs and have been nominated and won various music awards. They are lucky enough to know other local songwriters who have let them record their tunes as well. Great to see these two acts come together at Kellish Hill Farm for one night of entertainment at its finest.

May 6 and 7, 2011

Rise to the Occasion: Kellish Hill Fund Raiser - Come on out for the day to support a grass roots organization, the Kellish Hill Music Farm. Help raise funds for necessary improvements for our big July event: the First Annual American Music Festival July 22nd-24th 2011. We honor our local musicians and the different styles of music they play. Please come on out and support our endeavors ...raising funds to keep the music flowing on this Hill. Please bring a dish for the pot luck dinner served at 6 pm.

We are going to have 2 stages happening Saturday afternoon, one in the music barn and other under tents out front in our park setting area. Performing will be: Bells and Motley, Pond Creek Bog Stompers, Mark Sostrin, Jeanne Daily, Kathy Kellish, Mark Matthews, Charley Orlando, Ironwood, Jeffrey Pepper Rogers, Wendy Ramsay, Josh Dekaney, Jeff & Judy Stanton,  Eileen Rose, Dana Cooke, Greg Hoover, Humble Bones, John Cadley & Cathy Wenthen, Salt Potatoes, John Price, Dusty Pascal and Dan, FolkStrings, Diamond Someday, Patty and Henry Jankiewicz, Irish Sessions, Salt City Ramblers, Tug Hill Symphony, Larry Hoyt, Tumbleweed Gumbo, Colleen Kattau and John Wolford.

April 30, 2011

Central New York Bluegrass Association Benefit - help the CNYBA continue to promote Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music. Join in a great day of music and fun for the whole family! Please support this benefit by coming out, donating prizes, bringing a snack, and spreading the word! Contact Joy A Crouch at Antionet1@aol.com or call 315-593-1646 or cell: 315-529-4142. Bands playing are the Delaney Brothers, John Cadley and the Lost Boys, Boots 'n Shorts, Salt City Ramblers, Lake Effect Bluegrass, and the Marcellus Jammers. Spaghetti Dinner included. Consider bringing your camper and staying overnight for the Kellish Farm Jam the next day...always a lot of fun! http://cnyba.com

April 23, 2011 Community Drum Circle and/or a Belly Dancing Class! - Come learn this beautiful graceful dance from gifted dancers of the area. No experience is necessary. Followed by our Community Drum Circle at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn. Drum circles are planned once a month and are opened to all ages. Extra drums and hand percussion instruments for those who would like to participate but do not have instruments of your own. Come and join in the fun...playing, singing, listening, or even dancing! This is a family event, no alcohol or pets please! $5 donation appreciated towards Pow Wow event planned for Sept. 2011. Refreshments and snacks will be available.
April 16, 2011
Diamond Lil On Stage at Kellish Hill Music Barn - a one woman musical with lots of hats and costumes and a large gold frame through which Elaine Kuracina projects photos of people from the 1900's and gems of film clips from that time. She travels with a piano accompanist who also inserts banjo playing. Some of us locals will accompany Miss Diamond Lil on stage on a few of the songs of that era. http://web.slic.com/~elainekuracina
April 9, 2011 Adam Miller, premier autoharpists, renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller is coming back to the farm!. An accomplished folklorist, historian, and song-collector, he has amassed an impressive repertoire of over 5,000 songs. He accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively fingerpicking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. In a contemporary musical landscape peopled with singer/songwriters and their often short-lived offerings, his time-honored traditional folksongs and ballads are a breath of fresh air. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages. "I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs." - Adam Miller
April 2, 2011 Dick Ward and Carol Bryant Duo - Elbridge singer-songwriter-guitarist Dick Ward and his wife singer Carol Bryant will grace Kellish Hill Farm’s stage on this Saturday night.
March 26, 2011 Community Drum Circle at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn ...open to all ages! Extra drums and hand percussion instruments for those who would like to participate but do not have instruments of your own. Come and join in the fun...playing, singing, listening, or even dancing!
March 19, 2011 Songwriters' Time to Shine Night at Kellish Hill Music Barn - All songwriters out there wanting their time to shine come on out to Kellish Hill Farm for this very special music night.
March 5, 2011 RUHA acoustic band and Dusty Pascal concert - RUHA's line up of Crissy Noel, Brian Lauri and Charley Orlando will take the stage at the wonderful Kellish Farm following a more than anticipated set by the evenings opener ... Dusty Pascal! Come join us for a sweet night of music!!! This is going to be held in our heated music barn.
March 3, 2011

Open Mik/Jam opened by Coincidence Maybe - Coincidence Maybe will open the Open Mik with their music for the first hour of the night.Coincidence Maybe's mix of acoustic instruments with intense song structures creates an environment in which the listener can take a moment to listen to ideas behind the songs and find the story in the lyrics. Based around the lives and spiritual relationships of the group, the band hopes to provide a realistic witness about living the Christian life and the struggles, joys and even failures that come with it.

February 26, 2011 Community Drum Circle at Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn ...open to all ages! Extra drums and hand percussion instruments for those who would like to participate but do not have instruments of your own. Come and join in the fun...playing, singing, listening, or even dancing! This is a family event, no alcohol or pets please! $5 donation appreciated towards Pow Wow event planned for September 2011. Refreshments and snacks will be available.
January 21, 2011 The All Purpose String Band - Old time music with a blend of originals and songs people will really relate to. So happy to have these fine folks share our stage.
December 11, 2010

Salt City Ramblers, Charley Orlando, and Atlantic Flyway Performing at Kellish Hill Farm - The Kellish Hill music barn is going to be hopping with acoustic Americana music! Fiddler Andrea Asprelli is back in town for a one night-only guest appearance, and will be kicking off the show with a special performance from Atlantic Flyway. Singer-songwriter and bandleader Charley Orlando will be giving audiences an intimate solo acoustic show of his nationally performed originals, as well as some well placed cover tunes. Rounding out the night will be the new and improved Salt City Ramblers, featuring Steve Scuteri and Jason Borisoff on guitars and vocals, Ben Lane on mandolin, Blake Propst on the bass fiddle, and the sharp-dressed Josh Seitz on the five-string banjo. Get your nose out of the books for the night and shake loose!

November 20, 2010

Tumbleweed Gumbo Band and the Rosebud Ramblers Barn Dance - Tumbleweed Gumbo goes for the lively and soulful, so it's no contradiction that they play Cajun two-steps, Irish and Cape Breton reels, and heartbreak tunes that you might have heard on a 1950's juke box in Eastern Kentucky. Extra treat is the Rosebud Ramblers with David Smuckler calling contra and square dances during this lively evening of entertainment!

November 13, 2010 The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band Concert - Honed in the iron-laden foothills of the Adirondack's Western reaches, the Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band has a sound reverberating with the traditions of Bill Monroe's music, while at the same time incorporating new grooves and new tones. This band swings and drives through Stanley Brothers-style mountain songs about life in the rural country, bitter bluegrass hollers about lost love and betrayal, gospel songs lamenting lost souls and spooky minor key murder ballads. In addition to performing a range of bluegrass standards and contemporary tunes from Del McCoury, Gillian Welch, Iris Dement and the Grateful Dead, the band churns straight ahead with its freight train rhythm pulse on a host of original songs,

http://www.myspace.com/atkinsonfamilybluegrass#ixzz10GJJUVqK
October 31, 2010 Halloween Bash Roaring Twenties Revisited with the Rusty Doves - The Rusty Doves are the premier old-time trio of upstate New York. The Doves' repertoire draws heavily from American traditional music, though their approach is unique in it's modern, progressive style. As well as covering bluegrass standards Shady Grove & The Cuckoo, the Doves also cover artists diverse as Bill Withers, Radiohead, Fats Waller & Leonard Cohen. Get dressed up in your favorite costume and head out to the farm for a grand night's celebration! For more information, go to: http://www.myspace.com/rustydoves#ixzz10GGKA6RT
October 23, 2010

Folkies Night with Alan Taylor and Two Feet Short Band Concert: This is going to be a treat to hear these two acts coming together to grace our stage here at Kellish Hill Farm. These fine musicians Alan, Jim and Don are from the area.They have been playing for years many gifted songs from the likes of John Denver, Peter Paul and Mary and other great songs from other great Folk artists that are so dear to our hearts.

October 10, 2010

Katie Quicks Concert on the Hill: This Chicago born singer/songwriter (now a resident of Nashville, TN) has award-winning original songs that are so good, they are seemingly genre-less. Her music has been featured on stations that play rock, pop, folk, blues, and country, allowing exposure to audiences of all musical tastes. Her brilliantly pure, powerhouse vocals and undeniable stage presence have given this gifted performer the ability to win over any audience, whether in an intimate acoustic setting or rocking out on a major festival stage with a full band. Opening act for Katie will be Donna Mucks. Donna is a local song writer, story teller musician that possesses a beautiful delivery with her heartfelt songs. This concert will be a musical treat for all that attend

September 25, 2010

Distant Drums in the Rolling Hills: Native American Festival featuring the Blues Native Band, Cornbread. Come to Kellish Hill Farm for the day. Great entertainment for the family as well as information gathering about Native American Culture. Authentic Native American vendors selling their handmade crafts. Children's activities to include making corn husk dolls, painting rocks with Indian symbols and other learning and fun projects. Come listen to old time story telling.. fascinating for young and old alike. Drum circles will be a going... Indian dancing and music throughout the day and into the night. Food vendors will be catering with different Native foods to sample. Hopefully a Tee Pee will be on exhibit. .For all who come - A day of celebrating Indian heritage and connecting to our Mother Earth..

September 18, 2010 Colleen Kattau & Some Guys- Chris Merkley and Steve Morgan Colleen has played at our music barn before and her songs take you to places you love to visit .... So two shows for the price of one! Come on out for a great night's entertainment at Kellish Music Barn.
September 10, 2010

Community Drum Circle The Distant Drums of the Rolling Hills Pow-Wow Committee is hosting a community drum circle that is open to the public.Three hours of music enjoyment! Community drum circles are designed for entire families and drop-in participants of all ages! This is an excellent family activity and an opportunity to let your spirit soar while honoring the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Bring your own drum or instrument if you have one. There will be drums available for use. The community drum circle is an informal gathering of people who meet for the purpose of playing hand drums together. Instrumentation centers on drums and percussion, but may include other instruments, such as flutes, didgeridoos, and other non-percussion instruments. The music is entirely improvised through a process of group interaction. Participation is voluntary and includes drumming, singing or chanting, dancing, and listening. Please plan on attending and joining in the fun.

 

August 15, 2010 The Hartley Bluegrass Family Band They are down-to-earth, extremely loving and loveable folks. They connect with people heart to heart. Their music not only gets your foot to stompin', but also puts a smile on your face and sets your soul aglow! The whole family (mom, dad, 5 children) are a pure delight to be with. www.hartleyfamilybluegrass.com
August 14, 2010

Kimberley Fraser - Kimberly Fraser is master of Celtic fiddling, step dancing, and piano from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, where the traditional style has been well preserved. Kimberley has shared the stage with the finest acts in Celtic music, such as Alasdair Fraser, Martin Hayes and Lunasa. Her reputation as a teacher has brought her to conduct workshops at many camps and festivals, including Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp, the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina, and The American Festival of Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington to name a few.

August 13, 2010

Farewell Concert: Andrea Asprelli of Boots n' Shorts and Atlantic Flyway Fame - Bittersweet final concert of a member of our music family... Andrea is moving out of state. She has performed in many bands in the CNY area and has been the booking agent here at Kellish Hill Music . She leaves behind a major void in our lives musically and personally. So let's come celebrate at this farewell concert of Andrea with all her music family to give thanks that she touched each of our lives in such a special way that only this talented lady could do.

July 31, 2010 Tug Hill Symphony Old Fashioned Barn Dance - "The Symphony" play round and square dance music, as well as two and three part harmony Bluegrass vocal standards. Their instrumentals include polkas, jigs, and old fiddle tunes. Charlie Ingersoll, Allen Chrysler, David Willson, Rod Ingersoll and Jeff Ingersoll are "the Symphony!"
July 30, 2010 Shannon Wurst / Larry Hoyt and Eileen Rose Barn Concert: from Fayetteville, Arkansas - singer/songwriter SHANNON  WURST- 2010 Female Singer Songwriter of the Year -  Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner - 2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Finalist - “If there’s any justice in this musical world, you’ll be hearing a lot more of Shannon Wurst.” – Bluegrass Unlimited
July 18, 2010 Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters: The powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams joined forces a few years ago to explore their mutual love of country standards, served up with an acoustic treatment in the Bluegrass vein.  Amy is at home singing various musical styles -- country, folk, bluegrass or western swing--branding each song with soulful sincerity. Check out www.amygallatin.com.
July 15, 2010

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb concert You all know Loren and his playing. Mark, a friend from New Zealand, just fresh off a performance tour in Europe and Ireland is an amazing guitarist who, believe it or not, plays right along at Loren's level of excellence.

July 9, 2010

Rachel Eddy and Kristian Herner. Rachel is an old-time fiddle, banjo, and guitar player from Morgantown, WV, who has recently re-located to Stockholm, Sweden. She spent 2 months last fall in Germany touring with the Klangwelten music group. After surviving the Swedish winter she's headed back to Germany on a tour with Uncle Earl. She'll be performing with Kristian Herner from the Rockridge Brothers, debuting their first duo album, Chilly Winds! Rachel has performed in several configurations over the years playing both Old-time and Irish music, including the Morgantown Rounders, The Woodticks, Stewed Mulligan and a trio w/Adam Hurt and Abe Folmsbee.

June 16, 2010 Atlantic Flyway, Driftwood, and John Cadley and the Lost Boys: One night, 3 fantastic CNY bands! Atlantic Flyway is a progressive acoustic trio with a new take on bluegrass, old-time, and swing classics. Joining them will be Binghamton's string band Driftwood, with traces of early Rock and Roll, Classical, the protest folk of the 60's, American Old Time and the Indie and modern music of today. Topping off the evening with be Syracuse's own John Cadley and the Lost Boys.
June 12, 2010 Linda McRae; Linda is a Canadian, Juno nominated, Platinum and Gold recording artist. After her tenure as bassist/accordionist/vocalist with Spirit of the West, Linda left the band to resume her solo career and has since released three critically acclaimed Folk/Roots/Americana recordings. In recent years Linda has turned her attention to the history and study of traditional roots music. Linda’s evocative and powerful voice is well supported by her acoustic finger-style and flat-picked rhythm guitar, accordion, clawhammer banjo and Porchboard bass. More info at www.lindamcrae.com/.

June 5, 2010 The Rusty Doves and Boots n' Shorts; Utica-based Rusty Doves and Syracuse's own Boots n' Shorts split the ticket for an evening of unconventional folk, old-time, bluegrass, and swing. More info at www.myspace.com/rustydoves and www.bootsnshorts.com.
June 2, 2010 Baby Soda Jazz Band; Baby Soda is one of NYC's premiere New Orleans style jazz bands, and a huge hit with the local swing dance community. They've performed at many prestigious NYC music venues such as the legendary Village Vanguard and the Knitting Factory. More info at http://www.myspace.com/babysodaband.
May 26, 2010

Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp Workshops and Concert

Two of Michigan’s favorite acts, Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp, embark on a double-tour of the East Coast this May. With complementing styles and diverse instrumentation, these two are sure to provide a great evening of music, from melancholy sweet to foot-stomping grit.

May 16, 2010 The Lindsey Family at the farm
May 15, 2010 Hootenanny in the Hills; The first annual Hootenanny in the Hills bluegrass - folk festival showcases the best of CNY’s rising bluegrass, old-time, and folk bands. Grills will be available for BBQ, plenty of space for pickin’ outside, overnight camping available. Lineup includes Atlantic Flyway, Salt City Ramblers, Boots n’ Shorts, the Rusty Doves, Colleen Kattau, and Charley Orlando. Details and schedule TBA
May 8, 2010 Rolling Hills of Bluegrass Festival with John Cadley and the Lost Boys, The Delaneys, Diamond Someday, Folkstrings, Tired Hands String Band, Tri-County Gospel, Atlantic Flyway, Off the Wall, Lake Effect and Pickup bands. Buzzy's will be catering.
April 18, 2010 THIS IS A FUND RAISER FOR MUCH NEEDED IMPROVEMENT TO THE KELLISH FARM MUSIC BARN!
Stephanie, America's Polka Sweetheart and Her Honky Polka Band;
Fans of Chicago Style "Honky" Polka Music will be thrilled to know that Stephanie is coming, thanks to Bill Knowlton. Fans of Ethnic American Music, you've GOT to see--and dance to--this great Buffalo Polka sensation. Potluck dinner followed at 6PM. Entrance fee $15.00 for this fun filled day.
April 10, 2010 NY State Old Tyme Fiddlers' Association Spring Fling;
11:00 AM Workshop- NY Traditional Fiddle tunes by David Ruch and Jackie Hobbs. $10.00 fee
1:00 PM Lunch (bring your own).
2:00 PM Jam session for Fiddlers and backup musicians - free and open to the public.
5:00 PM Potluck supper, bring dish to pass
7:00 PM Jammers will play for the Old Time Country Dance. Instruction will be provided so prior experience is not required nor are partners. Dance $4.00 Individuals- $8.00 maximum for family-Pre teens and performers free.
April 3, 2010 The Vinegar Creek Constituency: VCC's traditional bluegrass instrumentation has proven surprisingly flexible, with a sound that channels the venerable old ghosts of American folk tradition through imaginative, inventive original songs delivered with rock’n’roll intensity. Winners of the 2008 first annual Delfest (as in McCoury, folks) bluegrass band competition and finalists in the 2008 neo-traditional string band contest in Clifftop, WV, the band is spreading their music beyond the cow-speckled Lancaster County cornbelt they call home. Their second all original CD, Angel of the Last Waltz, has just been released.
March 21, 2010 Bruce Molsky on the Farm: The rumors are true! Kellish Farm is delighted to bring world-renowned old-time musician Bruce Molsky to the stage this spring. Bruce will be leading workshops throughout the day followed by an evening show. Molsky is among the nation's finest traditional musicians, exploring a broad range of musical cultures from Appalachian and Delta Blues to Irish and Eastern European folk music. Bruce has been featured on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companian, NPR's All Things Considered, and BBC radio, and has performed with Mike Seeger, Liz Carroll and John Doyle, Dirk Powell, Kevin Burke, Stuart Duncan, Mark O'Connor, Alaisdar Fraiser, and more. www.brucemolsky.com
March 18, 2010 - Thursday The Honey Dewdrops: The Honey Dewdrops are a nationally touring and award-winning husband and wife duet who perform fresh, original songs. They were the 2008 A Prairie Home Companion talent show winners as well as finalists in the 2009 Mountain Stage NewSong competition. See their website: www.myspace.com/thehoneydewdrops
February 27, 2010 Fund raiser for Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Radio Show. Bill's show airs on WCNY Public Radio. WCNY, because its publicly funded, relies on support from the community to keep shows like Bill's on the air. Bill Knowlton's "Bluegrass Ramble" is the oldest bluegrass and acoustic old time country music radio show in the Northeast United States. Bill is entering his 38th year (9pm to midnight (EST) WCNY- FM (91.3) Syracuse, WUNY (89.50 ) Utica, WJNY (90.9) Watertown NY and on the web at www.wcny.org). Local Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time groups will provide the entertainment at the Fund Raiser. There will even be a Polka Band for Bill's (and our) enjoyment!
The lineup includes: John Cadley,Tri Couty Gospel, Lake Effect, Northwater, Andrea and Jason of Atlantic Flyway, Larry Hoyt and the Good Acoustics, Tug Hill Symphony, Bruce Gerow and Al Piatkowski, McCarthy/Paisley Band, Back to Country, Blue Lightning, Folkstrings, Diamond Someday, Salt Potatoes, Entwyned, Joanne Perry
January 29, 2010 Musician Weekend Retreat with Nick Piccininni at Kellish Hill Farm Informal picking after Friday night's concert. Workshops for beginner, intermediate and advanced on banjo, mandolin and guitar. Fiddler class at beginner/ intermediate level. Only 3 different classes will be held according to preregistration preferences. Saturday 2 classes in each category morning/afternoon. Saturday night jam/stage time. Stay for the whole time or any part.
January 16 , 2010 Songwriting workshop hosted by Linda White Informal event held inside our Log House. All are welcomed to come later in the day as well. There will be no charge for this event, however, donations accepted to defray expenses for the farm.
December 19, 2009 Our Annual Music Family Christmas Party Celebration at the Rolling Hills of Bluegrass-AmericanaMusic all through the day and night. Diamond Someday and Folkstrings will headline the festivities after dinner. Please come celebrate an old fashion Christmas on the farm - devoted to preserving our rich musical history.
December 17, 2009 2009 Musicians Showcase at Kellish Farm Young up-and-coming Folk, country and Bluegrass, rock, pop and blues acts take the stage at Kellish Farm. Including the duo, The Young Folks, straight from the United Kingdom.
November 13, 2009 Swing Night with Shotgun Party & Rusty Doves at the Rolling Hills of Bluegrass-Americana - Austin-based trio Shotgun Party headlines this Swing Night, with their "post-modern rockabilly" blend of blues, country, bluegrass and depression era swing, with Hot Club of Cowtown sensibilities. Kicking off the night will be Utica's The Rusty Doves, cooking up a seamless blend of old and new, with musical selections from many genres spanning all decades since the 1920s. Music samples and more at www.myspace.com/kellishfarm
October 24, 2009

Halloween Bash on the Hill: Featuring music by Atlantic Flyway, doing what they do best. Go crazy in the night!!! Contra dance and, weather permitting, haunted hayride and bonfire. Prize for best costume.

September 4, 2009 Seminar on Downforce Guitar: the revolutionary new easy way to play the guitar, presented by David Corcoran
August 15, 2009 Rolling Hills of Bluegrass Festival: Atlantic Flyway, Diamond Someday, John Cadley and the Lost Boys, Folkstrings, Lake Effect, Off the Wall and the New North Country Troubadours.
August 14, 2009 Contra/barn dance with Harvey Nusbaum and the Salt Potatoes
July 26, 2009 Song Miners annual picnic: this will be a good time for both our regular crowd of jammers and the Song Miners to mingle at our joint picnic.
July 24 - 26, 2009 33 Annual Cranberry Dulcimer Autoharp Gathering:
July 11, 2009 Folk Concert and Oldies Dance on the Hill
Larry Hoyt and the Good Acoustics playing.
June 21, 2009 The Lindsey Family: our dear friends, now from Kentucky, came back to entertain us. This is one of the most talented family bands around!
June 20, 2009 Rachel Eddy with Tired Hands Stringband: Rachel is from Morgantown, West Virginia. Rachel will also be conducting guitar, clawhammer banjo and fiddle workshops on Saturday afternoon between 2-5 pm.
June 19, 2009. Friday Tired Hands String Band contra/barn dance with Bob Nicholson calling
June 16, 2009 Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike in concert on the Hill: They will do individual lessons during the early afternoon for bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin, clawhammer banjo, 5 string banjo, dobro, and vocals. This can be done in one or in group session. Check out their website www.valeriesmithonline.com to see their bluegrass style. We are honored to have such a group appear on our stage.
June 13, 2009

2nd Annual Gospel Fest: A full day of Gospel Music featuring: Gospel Way, Diamond Someday, Lake Effect Bluegrass, the Fuhrmans, Tri County Bluegrass, the Ingersoll Family Band, Father John, & others. Jamming encouraged after last performance.

May 30, 2009 Second Annual Festival of Folk Music: Featuring: Folkstrings, John Cadley and John Price, Larry Hoyt and the Good Acoustics, Alan Sokaloski, Father John, Off the Wall, The Selkirk Band, John O'Hara and Caz, and the Syracuse Song Miners. Jamming all day.
April 26, 2009 Rick's 50th Birthday celebration: after the regular Sunday jam and pot luck dinner: John Cadley and the Lost Boys will be entertaining
April 25, 2009 Nancy Brown's 75th Birthday Gospel Bash: Birthday cards only. Gospel Way will be playing. Birthday cake and refreshments served.
April 18, 2009

Central NY Bluegrass Association presents Boots 'n Shorts on the Hill

March 28, 2009 Spring Has Sprung on the Hill Dance: Harvey Nusbaum and The Usual Suspects Barn Dance
March 21, 2009 Winter's Last Hurrah: Lake Effect and the New North Country Troubadours
March 7, 2009 John Cadley and the Lost boys on the Hill.
February 20, 2009
The Pompey Hill Chill Dance: Harvey Nusbaum and the Salt Potatoes Barn dance
January 31, 2009

Jack Frost Blast: Andrea and Jason, from Boots and Shorts, and The New North Country Troubadours, with Charlie Ingersoll on bass. Barndance at 9:30.

December 28, 2008 Norris Bennett (see above) will attend our regular Sunday jam. Come and jam with this legend from NYC.
December 27, 2008 A night with Norris Bennett from the Ebony Hillbillies, hailing from NYC to have a jam and talk get together. Norris's music is a blending of music.The Ebony Hillbillies is a NYC string band that navigates the ebony and irony that is America. This is living history to be shared with Central NY. This is our roots. Norris has been on the music scene since the 50's. He is our heritage.
December 20, 2008

Christmas party with a pot luck dinner at 6:30 pm - Entertainment by Boots n' Shorts (www.bootsnshorts.com) and Folkstrings (www.folkstrings.net). There will also be a contra-dance!

December 6, 2008 English Country Dance run by the Syracuse Country Dancers. Features David Smukler doing the calling and music provided by Eileen Nicholson, Jane Knoeck and Laurel Sharp.

November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Barn Dance featuring Harvey Nusbaum and the Salt Potatoes with Sarah Van Norstand as the caller
October 25, 2008

The Halloween Ball at the Kellish Farm, starring Harvey Nusbaum and the Salt Potatoes.

October 18, 2008 Fall Bluegrass Festival with Off the Wall
October 4,
2008

Fund Raiser for Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn/Talent Show, with Boots 'n Shorts and many others

September 27, 2008

Comin' Home, starring Diamond Someday and Folk Strings.

September 13, 2008 Midsummer Night of Bluegrass with John Cadley and The Lost Boys.
September 6, 2008

Celebration of the 11th anniversary of Common Threads Radio Show hosted by Larry Hoyt, with Black Eyed Susies, Off the Wall, and Larry Hoyt and the Good Acoustics.