, Derry, New Hampshire


June 7, 2012


Hear Irish music, stories at library

On Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m., Leach Library will host an evening of traditional Irish tunes and tales in the program "Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne."

Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes and piano. She holds a doctorate in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore.

Her music was recently featured on NPR's programs "Car Talk" and "All Songs Considered," and songs from her latest CD, "The Irishy Girl," are played on Irish radio programs throughout the country.

In this program, Chadbourne will present songs on harp and piano, and tunes on Irish flute and whistles. She will be singing in both Irish and English, and she will also tell several traditional Irish tales, some with harp accompaniment, and feature a selection of poetry.

The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library's lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

It's time to put on your dancing shoes

There will be a Contra Dance Friday, June 8, at the Londonderry Senior Center/Mayflower Grange, 535 Mammoth Road.

Music will be provided by Allemande North and Sylivia Miskoe, guest musician.

For more information, call 529-1586 or email

Register now for AARP driving class

The Londonderry Police Department will host an AARP Driving Class on Wednesday, June 20, and Friday, June 22.

The two-session class will from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The class includes information on defensive-driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more.

Other topics covered will include anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts. The course is a combination of class discussion and videos.

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