Dozens of bands from many genres join Woods Hole Trad Stroll


A dozen groups of singers and instrumentalists will play music in Woods Hole for six hours on Saturday, providing Native American, Celtic, ancient, folk, roots and ancient music tunes for The Woods Hole Traditional Music Stroll.

The Trad Stroll, presented by ArtsFalmouth, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, rain or shine, with free one-hour shows from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in seven venues. For performances at Woods Hole Community Hall, COVID-19 precautions require proof of vaccination, masks, social distancing and an attendance limit of 45 people at a time.

The Crafters Market portion of the event will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Fire Hall, 72 Water Street. Mike Adams with handcrafted wooden bowls; Diane Precourt of Buddha Buns, who sews meditation cushions; Joe Freedman with photos of Falmouth; Nancy Sawyer of Goin’ Fishing, who is interested in the art of fish; Judy La Cava from Octopus’s Garden, with sea glass and silver jewelry; Vivian Dreishbach, who offers knitwear; and Abby Volkman, who makes beaded jewelry.

The musical program: Noon, award-winning singer-songwriter Kim Moberg at Martha’s Vineyard Bank, 2 Water St., and L’Esperance Mandolin Ensemble, conducted by Josh Bell, at Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water St.

1 p.m.: Ganivelle performs at the Community Hall, playing French dance music.

Singer-songwriter Kim Moberg will perform on Saturday as part of the Trad Stroll in Woods Hole.

2 p.m.: The Falmouth Fiddlers play Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Country and Folk at the Small Boat Museum’s outdoor patio at the Woods Hole Historical Museum, 579 Woods Hole Road; Stanley & Grimm (violinist Nikki Engstrom and singer/guitarist Sean Brennan) perform new, old and original tunes at Quicks Hole Tavern, 29 Railroad Ave.; and the Solstice Singers, led by Lore Loftfield DeBower, perform at the Community Hall and perform Renaissance music.

2:30 p.m.: The Rum-Soaked Crooks perform at Pie in the Sky Bakery and Café on the outdoor patio at 10 Water St., featuring Tom Goux, Jacek Sulanowski and Dan Lanier, performing a mix of chanteys, ballads and ditties of sailors.

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3 p.m.: Cat’s Melodeon will entertain from the porch of Coffee Obsession, 38 Water St. with Bill Black conducting traditional Irish music; Heather Swanson and Don Gauland perform contemporary Celtic tunes at the Community Hall.

Fiddler Nikki Engstrom and singer/guitarist Sean Brennan are Stanley & Grimm.

4:00 p.m.: The Sonnay Fiddlers, students ages 5 and up led by teacher Engstrom, will perform Celtic tunes at the Community Hall. Morgan Rattler performs on the waterfront upper deck of Woods Hole Market & Provisions, 87 Water St., with Jacek Sulanowski, Barbara Blair and Ron Geering playing traditional American, Irish, Scottish, English and French maritime music.

5 p.m.: Woods Hole Folk Orchestra performs in the Community Hall, featuring contra, square dancing, English country and international folk music. (COVID-19 precautions prohibit dancing.)

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Parking is available at the WHOI lots on School Street and Dyer’s Dock on Water Street, and at the MBL lot behind Cornelia Clapp (formerly Lillie) Auditorium.

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