Chapter House will open Music at the Farm season Sunday

Chapter House will open Music at the Farm season Sunday

Chapter House, featuring Sarah and Peter Walker, will open the Music at the Farm 2021 season on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., at Grace Note Farm.

BURRILLVILLE – Music at the Farm will begin its 2021 season on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., at Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road, Pascoag. Opening the series will be a Chapter House historical performance featuring Sarah Walker, storyteller and soprano, and Peter Walker, baritone and historical instruments.

They will present music and stories from Scotland, piping tunes from Gaelic Highlands, songs of poet Robert Burns, and a tale of the Selkies, with bagpipes, small pipes, harp, cittern and whistle.

Chapter House was formed in 2018 by Grammy-nominated artists Peter and Sarah Walker, in order to bring old tales to new audiences. Firmly grounded in scholarship and tradition, the duo is dedicated to rediscovering and reinvigorating the connection between song and story. Chapter House has been featured on concert series presented by Gotham Early Music, the Society for Historically Informed Performance, and the Grammy-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Peter Walker is a critically acclaimed singer and award-winning piper who performs with ensembles in the U.S. and abroad. He has lectured on early music at Vassar College and Case Western. Sarah grew up in the Appalachian storytelling tradition, and has performed extensively in her home state of West Virginia and throughout New England. She holds degrees in medieval studies, art history, and library science, and is a children’s librarian in Connecticut.

Tickets are $40 and are available by calling 401-567-0354 or emailing virginiasindelar@gmail.com .

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will have a very small audience. Attendees will wear masks, and sit 6 feet apart.