On Saturday (May 20), the Cranberry Coffeehouse will present The Old Shoe String Band with John Thomson, Janet Nieburg and Jeff Bronfeld. The program will feature a wide variety of traditional music on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, autoharp, bowed psaltery, guitar, penny whistle, harmonica, concertina, bass and percussion. For the group’s Cranberry Coffeehouse debut, singer/songwriter Danielle Swart will be filling in for Matt Byrne.
The Cranberry Coffeehouse, now in its 51st year, generally takes place on the third Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton. Suggested admission is $10. Performances feature a middle set in which local musicians, story-tellers and other entertainers are invited to share their talents.
— Lee Shepherd