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Showing some love with step! Grace Academy’s Dance and Step team will be performing in duos, trios, and groups while their routine’s takeover and transforms our Catwalk into a stage! Performances will begin at 4PM!
In partnership with The Village, join us for St. Patrick’s Day crafting in the double stall – come make a lucky shamrock to share with a friend!
Kids! Put your rhyming skills to the test and join a scavenger hunt sure to be the best!
Sign up to be a foster parent with The Village for Families and Children!
“Fiddler extraordinaire Jeanne Freeman … a casual virtuosity…the music is light, airy, and fun, and…really, really good….guitarist Danny Ringrose showcases a stunning voice in a duet that demonstrates why he and Freeman often perform as a duo….”
— The Fretboard Journal
This unique duo combines Wethersfield fiddler Jeanne Freeman, whose playing has been described as “effortlessly virtuosic” — and singer/guitarist Dan Ringrose, whose voice has been called “stunning.” Together, they bring a lively fresh take on traditional tunes and songs, and performances interwoven with stories, poetry, and humor. They have been featured on Connecticut Public Television, many other television and radio programs, and have performed at numerous festivals and venues.
Dan Ringrose was reared on Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem music, and began singing their songs by the age of three. With his rich and powerful baritone voice, a mischievous sense of humor, and a comfortable command of the stage, Dan has entertained crowds in festivals, fairs, and concert halls for 30 years. Along with numerous radio and television appearances, he has performed with some of the most notable names in Celtic music, including Tommy Makem, fiddler P.V. O’Donnell, The Clancy Brothers, John Whelan, and others. He has taught at the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, and has a number of solo recordings.
Jeanne Freeman is the founder and Director of the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, where she teaches Irish fiddle to students of all ages. Classically trained in her early years, Jeanne studied Irish fiddling with friend and mentor, the late Donegal fiddler P.V. O’Donnell. Jeanne has performed as the featured Irish fiddle soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and has been the Guest Artist for Simsbury Public School’s town-wide String Festival. She teaches and performs regularly, and frequently hosts traditional Irish music sessions throughout the area. Jeanne appears on a number of recordings, including her solo CD, “The Fiddler You Are.”