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David Surette, Jane Orzechowski, Sarah Bauhan and Kent Allyn

Sarah Bauhan Launches ‘Elmwood Station’ Album with Nov. 26 Hancock Concert

By News Release

HANCOCK – Expect reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes and more when Sarah Bauhan launches her fifth album, “Elmwood Station,” with a concert at the Hancock Town Hall, on the lower level of the Meetinghouse, Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4 p.m.

Bauhan, a native of the Monadnock region who runs a publishing company in Peterborough, is a noted Celtic flutist and whistle player who has been part of the New England traditional music scene since her teenage days in the 1970s.

This latest album, “Elmwood Station,” is named for a turn-of-the 20th-century railroad junction that sits down the road from Bauhan’s home in Hancock. Once a bustling hub where the Peterborough-Hillsborough line crossed the Manchester-Keene line, the junction, its buildings long gone, is now a quiet place for rail-trail hikers. Bauhan commissioned Hancock artist Kim Cunningham to create a linocut based on a historical photo of Elmwood Station; it graces the cover of the CD.

She will be joined at the concert by a host of musician friends who can also be heard on the album: David Surette on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, Kent Allyn on piano and bass, Jane and Russell Orzechowski on fiddle, Francis Orzechowski on piano, and vocalists Susie Burke and Chloe Green.

“Elmwood Station” includes traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, England, French Canada, Sweden, and New England, as well as original compositions that capture the sometimes buoyant, often haunting spirit of Celtic music. Bob Walton of Folk Roots magazine describes Bauhan’s playing as “lovely, thoughtful music . . . like liquid spring sunshine.”

Admission to the concert is a suggested donation of $20, which includes a copy of the “Elmwood Station” CD. For more information, call 603-525-8181.