01/17/19 4:30pm

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Sylvester Manor’s 2019 concert season kick starts with an evening of world-class bluegrass music featuring the Slocan Ramblers at the Shelter Island School auditorium on Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7.

The Reporter caught up with Frank Evans, the Ramblers’ lead singer and banjo player, to talk bluegrass, banjos and the (declining) difference between Canadian and American bluegrass. 

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01/10/19 4:30pm

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Canadian bluegrass band the Slocan Ramblers will play in the Shelter Island School gymnasium Saturday, January 19.

Sylvester Manor’s 2019 concert season kick starts with an evening of world-class bluegrass music featuring the Slocan Ramblers at the Shelter Island School auditorium on Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7.

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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…)

06/23/17 12:00pm
JOHN KRAUS PHOTO | Bill Gordh.

JOHN KRAUS PHOTO | Bill Gordh.

The annual children’s service, titled “The Wisdom of the Heart,” will take place at historic Union Chapel on Sunday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. Bill Gordh designed the service and will lead it, for the second year. People of all ages are encouraged to attend, with or without children. Prior to the service, at 9:45 a.m., children are invited to participate in a supervised craft activity related to the theme.  (more…)