Benefit Concert For
Community Sound Equipment on October 6
There will be a night of music on Friday, October 6, featuring three outstanding acts, at the Old Schoolhouse, 110 North Second Street, Mt. Horeb. The proceeds from the event will help offset the cost of purchasing a PA community sound system to amplify spoken word and music. There is a suggested donation of $20 for the event, with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Performers for this special concert includes; The Firesides, a husband/wife team from Mineral Point, Daniel Libby and Megan Dudle (the latter is program director at Folklore Village). They combine Daniel's guitar and Megan's fiddle as well as sweet harmony singing. Both play in other musical combos as well. Following will be Bob Weinswig, long time resident of Mt Horeb now living in the rolling countryside of Verona. His guitar playing accompanies a fine singing voice of his own songs as well as a broad repertoire of traditional and contemporary songwriters. Finishing out the evening will be more locals, the Hicksville Debonaires, Peter Gorman of Mt Horeb and Joe Mirenna of Primrose Township. Peter and Joe have been playing old-time, jug band, and early country music for dances and concerts for almost 20 years. They feature close "brother harmony" singing, Peter's guitar, fiddle, and jawharp, and Joe's banjo and ukulele playing. All the musicians will be donating their art for this worthwhile cause.
The drive to purchase a sound system that organizations in Mt. Horeb could use to enhance their programming has been spearheaded by musician Joe Mirenna and SWWAP event coordinator Tim White. Mirenna’s musical background allowed him to price a system that would provide opportunities for concerts in the varied venues available in Mt. Horeb. He worked with area distributer Full Compass Sound to get a great deal on a great sound system. White’s focus was having sound enhancement for nonmusical programming, including forums and educational events. Both envision the equipment providing great opportunities for many organizations in the community.
The Public Library, the historic District One Schoolhouse, the Mt. Horeb Area Historical Society, SWWAP and the Farley Center are local organizations that have shown interest in having this community sound system. The concert on October 6 will provide a base for fundraising. A community grant has been applied for, and that, along with contributions from interested organizations, would cover the remainder of the cost. It is hoped that the system will be purchased by November 1a
Raging Grannies Concert and Book Signing October 11