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Musical Storytelling Duo to Visit the Rey Center

The Margret and H.A. Rey Center is pleased to present A Night of Music with Two Old Friends, a performance by Emery Hutchins and Mac McHale, on Friday, July 30 from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. at the Rey Center at Waterville Valley Town Square! Join us for this night of plaintive ballads, gospel sing-a-longs, traditional Irish and American tunes and storytelling, and a foot-stomping good time! There is absolutely no charge to attend.

Over the centuries, immigrants from the British Isles have come to America, bringing with them their musical styles, tastes and instruments. Using the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and banjo in their performances, Two Old Friends sing and play traditional Irish songs and tunes with traditional instruments. They also perform American country music the way it was conceived in the early 20th century and demonstrate how these tunes are often derived from songs by the Irish and other cultural and ethnic groups to create an original sound.

Mac MacHale and Emery Hutchins are music preservationists and performers. Together they founded the Irish folk band, Northeast Winds. Mac later formed The Old Time Radio Gang and Emery played with the Celtic group, Angel Band. They have been playing for local and international audiences for over 40 years.

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, NH, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and stewards. Today their spirit lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ legacy through art, science, and adventure programs for all ages. For more information about this and other Rey Center programs, please contact us at or 603-236-3308. This program is generously sponsored by the NH Humanities Council’s Humanities To Go!

CONTACT: Eileen Beard, PR & Development Coordinator
Margret and H.A. Rey Center