Ergo Canto

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Ergo Canto Calendar

The following list includes open mikes and other events where we will be performing.  It is not all-inclusive, as we tend to go to open mikes on short notice;  rather, this list contains those sets that have been committed in advance.

August 3, 2014 (Sunday) The Old Manse, Concord, MA.   Ergo Canto will be performing as part of the summer music series at the historic Old Manse (adjacent to the Old North Bridge, shot heard round the world and all that, on Monument Street).  We'll be on from 2-4 pm.  We will be joined by Camille Breeze.  This is an outdoor event, under a tent.
August 21, 2014 (Thursday) Fuller Block Summer Music Series, 6:30 pm, Main Street and Friend St., Amesbury, MA. Ergo Canto will be joining Camille Breeze at this great family focused downtown event!
   

     Past Performances

November 11, 2007 Sit'n Bull Pub "Bash for the Bull"  163 Main St., Maynard, MA.  The Sit'n Bull Pub is closing (see http://www.bashforthebull.com/ ).  We wrote a little something in its honor for the final Wednesday night open mike there (11/7), and were asked to play it at the Bash for the Bull send-off party.  We'll be onstage sometime between 6 and 6:30 to do the song.
November 13, 2007 Sweet Bites Bakery and Cafe  Open Mike (formerly Continental Cafe)-- Paul is one of two featured performers (George Deliyiannis is the other).  Leslie will join Paul for several Ergo Canto songs. Open mike starts at 6:30 pm,  features start at 8:00.  5A Spruce St. West Acton
November 23, 2007 Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
November 30, 2007 Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
January 16, 2008 Village Gate Open Mike --   Ergo Canto will featuring at this open mike in Brookline, NH.  See Nate Smith's web site  for directions (it's in the center of Brookline, just off Route 13). 
January 31, 2008 Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7-10 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
February 4, 2008 Emerson Umbrella  Open Mike --   Ergo Canto will be co-featuring with Deborah Goss. Open mike starts at 7:30.  40 Stow St., Concord
February 22, 2008 (Fri) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
February 29, 2008 (Fri) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
March 7, 2008 Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Open Mike, 128 Main St. (Rt. 119) Groton, hosted by Skip Jackson -- we are signed up for a 2-song set sometime during the evening.
March 21, 2008 Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Open Mike, 128 Main St. (Rt. 119) Groton, hosted by Skip Jackson -- we are signed up for a 2-song set sometime during the evening.
April 15, 2008 (Tue) Twice Told Tales Open Mike, Harvey Wheeler Center, West Concord, MA -- Ergo Canto will be the feature at this all-acoustic open mike, which starts at 7:00.  Our feature will be about 8:30.
April 16, 2008 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be joining blues fingerpicker Skip Jackson, who will be performing at Main Streets Market, 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
April 25, 2008 (Fri) NEFFA -- We will be participating in a production of Bound for Glory, featuring the songs of Woody Guthrie, put on by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston at the NEFFA folk festival.  The show is on Friday evening at 8pm; see the NEFFA link for more details.
May 30, 2008 (Fri) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
July 10, 2008  (Thu) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
July 24, 2008  (Thu) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Paul Beck will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis and  Ellen Schmidt at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.  (Leslie will be out of town, sorry!)   http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
Aug 24, 2008 (Sun) The Old Manse, Concord, MA.   Camille Breeze will be performing as part of the summer music festival at the historic Old Manse from 2-4pm.  Ergo Canto will be sharing the stage with Camille.
Sept 3, 2008  (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with George Deliyiannis at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
Sept 4, 2008  (Thu) Harvest Cafe Live Music 8-10 pm -- Ergo Canto will be performing at this pleasant restaurant at 40 Washington Street Hudson, MA  (across from Ace Hardware) http://www.harvestcafeonline.com/
Sept 7, 2008 (Sun) King Hooper Cafe Open Mike    Ergo Canto  will be co-featuring at the King Hooper Cafe (Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA) with TBA -- see http://www.angelamasciale.com/kinghooper.html
Sept 21, 2008 (Sun) The Old Manse, Concord, MA.   Ergo Canto will be performing as part of the summer music festival at the historic Old Manse (adjacent to the Old North Bridge, shot heard round the world and all that, on Monument Street).  We'll be on from 2-4pm.
Oct 27, 2008 (Mon) TCAN Open Mike Feature.  Ergo Canto will feature at the TCAN open mike at The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA. starting at 8pm.
Oct 30, 2008 (Thu) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be splitting the evening with a special guest at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948.     http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
Nov 8, 2008 (Sat) First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House -- First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury MA -- Open mike and coffee house at First Parish; proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Doors open 7 for refreshments, performances start at 7:30. Ergo Canto and Peg Espinola have 3-song mini-features; the main feature is a bluegrass band, The Nashville Clippers.  Cost $12 (less if you sign up to perform)
Nov 25, 2008 (Tue) Savoury Lane Open Mike  - 251 Arlington St., West Acton Village, MA  -- Ergo Canto will have a 3-song mini-feature at this open mike.  Savoury Lane is a pleasant cafe with a tasty menu:  http://www.savourylane.com/
Jan 24, 2009 (Sat) Savoury Lane Cafe - 251 Arlington St., West Acton Village, MA -- Ergo Canto will be splitting sets at this wonderful cafe with Tom Smith and his daughter Mally.  Savoury Lane has just started this series of Saturday night "date night" musical evenings, so please come out and help make it a success (and enjoy some great music).  The music runs from 7 - 9:30 pm.
Feb 16, 2009 (Mon) Emerson Umbrella  Open Mike --   Ergo Canto will be co-featuring at this popular open mike. Music starts at 7:30.  40 Stow St., Concord
Apr 16, 2009 (Thur) Amazing Things Open Mike feature -- Ergo Canto will be the feature performer at this Framingham open mike at 160 Hollis St,  Framingham  MA  01702.  More details of the Amazing Things Art Center at their website, http://amazingthings.org.
Apr 30, 2009 (Thur) Stagecoach Inn and Tavern Open Mike, 128 Main St. (Rt. 119) Groton, hosted by Gayle Picard -- we will be doing a 30-minute guest set.  The Feature will be Lori Diamond.
May 21, 2009 (Thur) Harvest Cafe Live Music 8-10 pm -- Ergo Canto will be performing at this pleasant restaurant at 40 Washington Street Hudson, MA  (across from Ace Hardware) http://www.harvestcafeonline.com/  Come around 7pm, have a great dinner, and stay for the music!   No cover.
Aug 9, 2009  (Sun) The Old Manse, Concord, MA.   Ergo Canto will be performing as part of the summer music festival at the historic Old Manse (adjacent to the Old North Bridge, shot heard round the world and all that, on Monument Street).  We'll be on from 2-4 pm.
Oct 17, 2009  (Sat) Savoury Lane Cafe - 251 Arlington St., West Acton Village, MA -- Ergo Canto will be performing at this wonderful cafe as part of its Saturday night "date night" musical evenings.  We're pleased that Peg Espinola has agreed to join us for a guest set!  The music runs from 7 - 9:30 pm.
Dec 11, 2009 (Fri) Java Jo's Open Mike feature -- Ergo Canto will be the feature performer at this open mike at Java Jo's, 3710 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA (across from the Forest Hills T station; free parking in the rear).  This open mike is hosted by Ana Eder-Mulhane and runs every Monday night from 7 - 9:30 pm.  Good food, eye-popping desserts, and no cover (other than the pass-the-hat for the feature).
Jan 11, 2010 (Mon) Emerson Umbrella  Open Mike --   Camille Breeze will be the feature act, presenting a preview of her upcoming CD.  Ergo Canto will be providing backup on several songs.. Open mike starts at 7:30.  40 Stow St., Concord
Jan 25, 2010 (Mon) Emerson Umbrella  Open Mike --   Ergo Canto will be featured with a CD Release Concert for our new CD, "Pieces of Light". (See the "Recordings" tab for details!)

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n mike starts at 7:30.  The feature starts at 8:30.  Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow St., Concord
Jan 31, 2010 (Sun) Harvest Cafe Live Music 11 am - 1 pm -- Ergo Canto will be performing for the Sunday Brunch at this pleasant restaurant at 40 Washington Street Hudson, MA  (across from Ace Hardware) http://www.harvestcafeonline.com/  Come around 10 or 11, have a great brunch, and stay for the music!   No cover.
Mar 11, 2010 (Thu) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be joining Ellen Schmidt and George Deliyiannis for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. Expect to hear folk, country, standards, rockabilly (Elvis!), originals, and more.    http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
Mar 27, 2010 (Sat) First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House -- First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury MA -- Coffee house at First Parish. Doors open 7 for refreshments, performances start at 7:30.  Ergo Canto will perform the opening set.  The main set will be Dawn Kenney  and her bluegrass band.  Cost tba.
Apr 23, 2010 (Fri) NEFFA -- We will be hosting a workshop entitled Woes of the Working Stiff at the NEFFA folk festival. 

Songs about work gone bad, or sometimes gone away completely. Work songs can celebrate or complain, but if you want to feel really good about your work, listen to some of these stories from the mines, the sea, or the fields.

 The show is on Friday evening at 8pm in Middle School Room 103/104 at the Mansfield High School in Mansfield MA.; see the NEFFA link for more details.
Apr 25, 2010 (Sun) NEFFA -- We will be performing a set of our own music at the NEFFA folk festival.  The show is on Sunday morning at 10 am (hope you're early risers!) in the same room as the above; see the NEFFA link for more details.
Jun 12, 2010 (Sat) Board-a-Palooza Benefit Festival, 3 pm.  The Douglas and Gates Schools in Acton, MA (75 Spruce Street), are hosting a festival to raise money to repair the boardwalk that runs between our two schools in West Acton. The Board-a-Palooza Arts & Music Festival will be held on Saturday, June 12th, from 10am through 8pm (rain or shine!) at the two adjacent elementary schools. The festival will feature two stages of music, art & craft vendors, food and games. Ergo Canto will perform at 3pm.
Nov 14, 2010 (Sun)

Ergo Canto will be playing at the Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester.  This will be an event the DHS calls Clapp Farm Day on the Historical Society property.  There will be pony rides, refreshments, needlework and wool/flax spinning demonstrations, and music by Ergo Canto (we're being billed as "the Beck-Bryant Duo" in their flyers and public announcements).   The property is an historical farm from the time when Dorchester was a farming community.  We will be playing from 2-4 pm in the Meeting Room of the Main House.   Here's where it is in Google Maps:  Dorchester Historical Society and here's the announcement in MyDorchester.com .  Admission is free.

Nov 16, 2010 (Tue)

Ergo Canto will be the feature act at this month's Twice Told Tales Open Mike at the Harvey Wheeler Center in West Concord MA.  This is a very pleasant, all-acoustic open stage in a room with great acoustics, hosted by Two Cat Folk (John Ferullo and Betsi Mandrioli).   Here's the Google Maps link:  Harvey Wheeler Center .   Signup starts at 7, feature starts around 8:30.

Dec 1, 2010 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be joining Perry Desmond-Davies for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com
Jan 11, 2011 (Tue) Savoury Lane Open Mike  - 251 Arlington St., West Acton Village, MA  -- Ergo Canto will feature at this open mike, splitting the bill with Deb O'Hanlon & Peter Fischman.  Savoury Lane is a pleasant cafe with a tasty menu:  http://www.savourylane.com/  The open mike kicks off at 6:30pm, and the features are at 7:30 and 8:00, roughly. 
Jan 12, 2011 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7:30-10 pm -- Paul Beck and Ellen Schmidt will be joined by the amazing Steve Sadler with a guest appearance by Leslie Bryant for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com    SNOWED OUT
Feb 16, 2011 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7:30-10 pm -- Paul Beck and Ellen Schmidt will be joined by the amazing Steve Sadler with a guest appearance by Leslie Bryant for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com   
Mar 23, 2011 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7:30-10 pm -- Paul Beck and Ellen Schmidt will be joined again by Steve Sadler with a guest appearance by Leslie Bryant for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com   
Apr 20, 2011 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7:30-10 pm -- Ergo Canto and Ellen Schmidt will be joined by George Deliyiannis for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com   
May 25, 2011 (Wed) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7:30-10 pm -- Ergo Canto and Ellen Schmidt will be joined by Kenny Selcer for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com 
May 28, 2011 (Sat) Great Brook Farms 1 - 3 pm.  Ergo Canto will perform live at Great Brook Farms Garden Cafe, in Bolton, MA. as part of their Saturday Acoustic Series.   http://www.greatbrookfarms.com/
June 19, 2011 (Sun) The Old Manse, Concord, MA.   Ergo Canto will be performing as part of the summer music festival at the historic Old Manse (adjacent to the Old North Bridge, shot heard round the world and all that, on Monument Street).  We'll be on from 2-4pm.  Joining us for a guest set will be Judith Christianson, Kathryn Kaufman, and Sandy Haddon.
June 22, 2011 (Sun) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 7:30-10 pm -- Ergo Canto and Ellen Schmidt will be joined by Jaclyn and Abbey Perreault for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com 
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June 16, 2013 (Sunday) The Old Manse, Concord, MA.   Ergo Canto will be performing as part of the summer music series at the historic Old Manse (adjacent to the Old North Bridge, shot heard round the world and all that, on Monument Street).  We'll be on from 2-4 pm.  We will be joined by singer-songwriter Mark Heiman.  This is an outdoor event, under a tent.
August 22, 2013 (Thursday) Main Streets Market and Cafe Live Music 8-11 pm -- Ergo Canto will be joined by Jaclyn and Abbey Perreault for an evening of music at 42 Main St. Concord, 978-369-9948. http://www.mainstreetsmarketandcafe.com 
September 14, 2013 (Saturday) Boulder Coffeehouse Dillon Room, 923 Main Street, 1st Parish Unitarian Universalist of Fitchburg.   Ergo Canto will featuring at this open mike hosted by Nate Smith http://xongsmith.webs.com/boulder.html