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The Commons
The Arts

Main Street Arts String Band welcomes musicians

Further information is available by contacting Main Street Arts at 802-869-2960, e-mailing, on the web at, and on Facebook.

Originally published in The Commons issue #429 (Wednesday, October 11, 2017). This story appeared on page B3.

SAXTONS RIVER—The musicians of the Main Street Arts String Band are looking for a few good — or just enthusiastic — musicians to join their weekly sessions.

The group meets each Wednesday, from 5 to 6:15 p.m., to play traditional square dance and fiddle tunes from around the world under the leadership of fiddler Jill Newton.

“We have a good time together in a friendly, informal way,” Newton said in a news release. “We welcome any level of musicianship and any instrument. We’ve had a keyboardist, and we’d love to have an accordion.”

The fee for the 12-week session is $96 for MSA members and $120 for nonmembers. The drop-in rate is $10 and $12. Newton encourages anyone who would like to show up with an instrument — stringed or otherwise — to drop in to check out the group.

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