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…)

04/13/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO  |  The Slocan Ramblers will perform a living room concert at Sylvester Manor on Saturday, April 22.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Slocan Ramblers will perform a living room concert at Sylvester Manor on Saturday, April 22.

MUSIC AT THE MANOR 

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. The group performs two shows in Sylvester Manor’s Living Room on Saturday, April 22, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Rooted in bluegrass tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocans have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene. They have built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.

Tickets are $25. To reserve, visit sylvestermanor.org. (more…)

04/06/17 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performs on Shelter Island on April 22.

COURTESY PHOTO | violin virtuoso Eric Silberger performs on Shelter Island on April 22.

VIOLIN VIRTUOSO

In celebrating its 40th anniversary season with concerts of returning artists who were audience favorites, the Shelter Island Friends of Music presents violin virtuoso Eric Silberger with Kwan Yi, piano accompanist. They will perform works by Grieg, Beethoven and Sinding. The concert is 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)

04/03/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Natural Systems Utilities Engineering’s Ed Bennett, with hard hat, confers with Roy Price, graduate research director at Stony Brook NYS Center for Clean Water Technology, pointing with pipe in hand while others invovled in the project look on.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Natural Systems Utilities’ Ed Bennett, with hard hat, confers with Roy Price, graduate research director at Stony Brook University Center for Clean Water Technology, pointing with pipe in hand while others invovled in the project look on.

Last week, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm installed an innovative wastewater treatment system on the property. The system is designed to recirculate wastewater through a subsurface, constructed wetland and will be used to treat the effluent water from cooking, laundry and restroom facilities serving the farm’s educational programs and general visitors. The project is the first non-proprietary commercial pilot system in Suffolk County, and the goal is to reduce contaminants in wastewater, particularly nitrogen compounds, before they travel via groundwater to the bays.  (more…)