Simple Gifts Music Festival 2014

The 2014 edition of the Simple Gifts Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Alfred Shaker Museum.

The festivities begin at 5:00 PM with a public play-along of tunes from the Mark O’Connor String Method, Books I, II, and III. Bring your instruments and join in!

At 6:00 PM, the Twilight Concert will commence. The concert will feature several versions of Joseph Brackett’s beloved hymn Simple Gifts, performed and interpreted in a variety of ways ranging from solo works and improvisations to dance, choral works, and historical narrative.

Donations will benefit the Alfred Shaker Museum and the Simple Gifts Music Festival.

For more information: contact Andy Happel by phone at 207-752-0927, or by email at

Museum Hours:

Museum Hours: 1 PM – 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and by appointment.

Closing for the season on November 11.

Admission: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

We are dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome in our building.

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