Friday Night Cafe: Dec. 25, 2020

The Friday Night Cafe takes place at the Cummington Village Church, 32 Main Street, on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from September to June. In this time of COVID-19, instead of a live show at the cafe, performers have the option of making “at home” audio only, self-recordings with whatever tools they have available: from phones to recording studios. We will be posting a collection of these recordings once each month on the fourth Friday. Looking ahead, we are exploring the possibility of live streaming until we can safely return to “real” live music.

Each month we choose a theme for the songs. The theme for December is “Light/Dark”. Performers interpret the theme however they wish and submit songs accordingly. This month we have offerings from Louise Mosrie Coombe, Jack Swindlehurst, The Old Fashioneds, and One Part Luck.

First up is our good friend Louise’s beautiful song Daffodils.

Daffodils by Louise Mosrie Coombe

Next is Black Bird from One Part Luck. “Light” or “Dark” … depends on how you hear it.

Black Bird by One Part Luck

Next we have A Night So Clear from Jack Swindlehurst. Jack: vocals and guitar, Ben Kohn: piano/organ, Jody Lampro: bass and drum.

A Night So Clear by Jack Swindlehurst

From Chenda Cope and Liana Moskowitz – 2/3 of The Old Fashioneds – their rendition of Ralph Stanley’s The Darkest Hour is Just before Dawn.

The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn by Ralph Stanley.
Performed by Chenda Cope & Liana Moskowitz with Annie Anvil on bass

We close with “Light” – One Part Luck singing their favorite Christmas hymn: Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming.

Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming: 16th century melody. Harmony by Michael Praetorius 1609.
Performed by One Part Luck

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