Wednesday Folk Traditions: Trine Cheile with Rosemary Caine

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The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum will continue its 31st season of Wednesday Folk Traditions on June 13, 2012 with Tríne Chéile featuring Rosemary Caine. Tríne Chéile is Gaelic for “cheerful disorder” - a spirit kept alive by a motley group of musicians who perform a diverse repertoire of Celtic favorites. This and all other concerts are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Sunken Garden at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley, MA 01035. General admission is $10, or $2 for children 16 and under. Picnickers are welcome on the museum grounds beginning at 5:00 pm. This is a smoke-free site.

Tríne Chéile was formed by local Irish harpist, Rosemary Caine. Caine’s original full-length musical, Wilde Irish Women, premiered to a full house at the Dundalk Theatre Festival in Ireland in 2004. She also composed the music for another musical, Women In Arms, which explores the role of women in the medieval Irish text, Táin Bó Cúailnge. Tríne Chéile’s lively quintet includes long-standing band member Jim Ferry on bass and vocals; guitarist, collaborator, and arranger of Caine’s music, Michael Morgan; percussionist and band philosopher Rob Terreden; and cellist Robin Pfoutz. Tríne Chéile plays an eclectic Celtic mix with an emphasis on arrangements of music from the ancient Celtic to cutting edge contemporary.

Wednesday Folk Traditions continues on June 20 with a performance by Viva Quetzal and will continue throughout June and July (with the exception of July 4th). Viva Quetzal brings a variety of musical traditions from Central and South America and beyond, offering a high-energy polyrhythmic sound experience you won’t want to miss.

Wednesday Folk Traditions is funded, in part, by grants from: the Marion I. And Otto C. Kohler Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts; and the Hadley Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and with generous support from many area businesses, including Hadley’s Mountain Farms Mall, Easthampton Savings Bank, and the Walmart Foundation.

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum is located at 130 River Drive (Route 47) in Hadley, two miles north of the junction of Routes 9 and 47. The Museum is open for guided tours Saturday through Wednesday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and by appointment. The Museum is closed Thursday and Friday. For further information about tours and the Wednesday Folk Traditions series, call the museum at 413.584.4699 or visit