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“Good Night Irene” Benefit Concert at DA August 28th

DiNicola, Danae – August 27, 2012

It’s been almost a year since tropical storm Irene caused widespread flooding in New England and elsewhere. The “Goodnight Irene” benefit concert, which will take place in the Large Auditorium at Deerfield Academy on August 28th at 7pm, will help fund the still-needed cleanup. 

Seventeen Irene-inspired songs will be performed by the writers and other guest performers. The Boxcar Lilies will join Katie Clarke of Conway, MA on her song, Loves Comes Back. Jennie McAvoy of Deerfield will sing Hancock, VT’s Leslie Blair’s A Road Home, a lilting celtic ballad about being cut off from the world, and, also, Vermont native (now of Munich, Germany) Michael Veitch’s folk tribute to a covered bridge: Irene Meets the Bartonsville Bridge. Greg Bullen of Towson, MD, former Deerfield Academy choral director, and an internationally-recognised and recorded composer, will sing and play piano on his folk-jazz song The River To Its End. Mark Fraser, cellist in the noted Adaskin String Trio, will play on four songs. Read more about at