01/05/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve

COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve features, from left, Dave Benedict, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, Evan Murphy, and Catherine ‘BB’ Bowness.

Each January as winter strengthens its grip on the East End, Sylvester Manor helps lift spirits and warm hearts by bringing an up-and-coming traditional music band to Shelter Island School for a much needed and always well attended night of music.

This year is no exception. On Saturday, January 13, the Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve will perform in concert at the school and get the year off on the right foot (stomp). (more…)

05/25/17 2:00pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO  |  The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

2017 CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Each year, the Shelter Island Lions Club bestows its Citizenship Award on an individual (or two) who embodies the spirit of volunteerism in the community. This year’s recipients are Tippi and Al Bevan who run the Shelter Island Food Pantry and deliver food to homebound Islanders through the Meals on Wheels program. Members of the Lions Club will present the award to the Bevans at a dinner on Thursday, May 25 at The Pridwin. Tickets are $45 and are available at the library. (more…)

04/19/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers.

COURTESY PHOTO | Alastair Whitehead (bass), Darryl Poulsen (guitar), Frank Evans (banjo) and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) are the Slocan Ramblers.

Folk music, like home cooking and regional accents, is one of those cultural traditions that has a way of taking on the flavor of where its makers settled.

In North America, our traditional music is a derivative of the Scottish and Irish fiddle folk tunes that immigrants brought with them hundreds of years ago. But as these populations settled on this side of the Atlantic, how that music grew and morphed as songs were handed down to successive generations depended largely upon where the players settled.  (more…)