JOHN KIRK & TRISH MILLER
Presented by Cranberry Coffeehouse
1 June 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, New York
Suggested donation $10
John Kirk & Trish Miller present fiery fiddle tunes, folksongs and fancy footwork to audiences of all ages. John’s lyric voice, good sense of humor, and versatile instrumental skills have earned him widespread recognition in folk and traditional music circles. On fiddle, mandolin, and several other instruments, he has performed on stages from Carnegie Hall to mountain campfire gatherings. Trish Miller is known for her clogging, guitar & banjo. Both of them call square dances and have taught folk music & dance programs of over two decades together.
In 2011, the U.S. State Department selected John & Trish with Sara Milonovich & Greg Anderson as Mountain Quickstep, to be touring music ambassadors in Eastern Europe and Turkey. John & Trish teach at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and John has been on the music faculty at Bennington College in Vermont. since 1998. Some places where this duo has consistently presented include the Adirondack Great Camp Sagamore, The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, WUMB’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, The Flurry Festival, the 1890 Fredonia Opera House, and numerous schools, weddings, parties and coffeehouses.
The Cranberry Coffeehouse has been a fixture in the musical life of upstate New York for forty-six years (yes, 46!), and has been a frequent stop for performers of varied acoustic genres. It is one of the longest continuously-running venues for traditional folk and acoustic music in the Binghamton area. The setting is humble, but comfortable, and the energy, exuberance, and beauty of the performances are long remembered. Primarily a venue for traditional folk music, the Cranberry also enjoys other types of acoustically-based music.
We put the “folk” back in Folk music! The Cranberry Coffeehouse encourages musicians, vocalists, story-tellers, and dancers of all ages and skill levels to share their talents during the “Middle Set”. Middle set performances are each limited to five minutes.
The Cranberry Coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905. Unless otherwise specified, performances start at 7:30 p.m., with a $10 suggested donation at the door.
For more information, visit www.cranberrycoffeehouse.org.