From the French Court to the Cajun Kitchen


Imagine a musical journey that spans centuries and crosses the Atlantic from France to Quebec, then follows the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes to the Wabash valley, and down the Mississippi to Louisiana. Now imagine that you took a musical snapshot at points along your journey, and that’s what we heard when the New Harmony Music Festival and School presented “From the French Court to the Cajun Kitchen. Christopher Layer, ToniMarie Marchioni, and Matthew O’Neill shared the stage with Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson of Traveler’s Dream and Paul Gregoire’s Cajun accordion accompanied by Wade Bernard, and Roger Barhart.



New Harmony Christmas in Appalachia

Christmas in Appalachia – December 5, 2015

We are almost ready to announce our Spring concerts in March and April as well as our summer line-up of talented musicians…BUT we are kicking-off our fifth year with matinee and evening performances of our Christmas In Appalachia music and dance concert at The Historic Thralls Opera House on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 1pm & 7:30pm. The performances will take place during the “Christmas In New Harmony” weekend. Concertgoers, holiday shoppers, and visitors to New Harmony will be able to enjoy a host of town-wide activities and special events throughout the day and the weekend.

Let’s dance and sing to warm the soul in December!!!

Christmas In Appalachia: Celtic Roots & Mountain Rhythms will feature the remarkable talents of the world-renown “dance instrumentalist” Nic Garreiss, old-time fiddler and singer, Brittany Haas, hammered dulcimer virtuoso, Simon Chrisman, and Sting side-man, Irish uillean piper, and Flutist, Christopher Layer. Stay tuned for more updates on the event and workshop activities during their visit to our festival and town!