2018 "In Harmony" ​
Heritage Music Festival

18 hours of food & drink & music performed in an
1805 barn and an 1825 Mennonite Meeting House
Just 30 miles, and 200 years, from the big city
Great Music
18 Amazing Performances
Featuring Allegheny Drifters Friday, July 20th 
and  Cello Fury on Saturday, July 21st
AND the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra with period instruments & dress.
Headlining Friday night’s concert is the popular Pittsburgh group the Allegheny Drifters, singing Appalachian-inspired music.  Saturday’s headline group is the exciting Cello Fury, bringing high energy and new perspectives to heritage music.

Other performers at the festival include:

     > Buffalo Rose                                     > Echo Valley
     > Jay Smar                                            > MillBillys 
     > Old Song Rescue Society                 > Pittsburgh Banjo Club  
     > Scott & Rosanna Spindler                > South Wind
     > Dearest Home                                   > The Early Mays
     > The Wayward Companions              > Well Strung
     > The Snappin’ Bug String Band         
     > Sarah Steranka & Devin Sherman
     > The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra

About the Musicians
  1. Executive Director
    Scott & Rosanna Spindler
    Fri., 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Barn
    Husband/wife acoustic duo that pairs Scott’s free-spirited playing with Rosanna’s soulful vocals. Makes for a fun, dynamic performance for audiences!
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    Allegheny Drifters
    Fri., 9:00 - 11:00 PM, Barn
    Powerful Bluegrass - breakdowns, ballads, banjo, fiery fiddle & sweet mountain harmonies!
  3. Executive Director
    Old Song Rescue Society
    Sat., 1:00 - 2:00 PM, MMH
    Part sing-along, part concert, a family-friendly event invites attendees to share their voices in the singing of old songs, in the spirit of parlor music-making of a by-gone era.
  4. Executive Director
    South Wind
    Sat., 11:30 - 12:30 PM, MMH
    Perfect marriage between early American folk music and contemporary folk singing. Performing for over 20 years, mostly folk, traditional, celtic instrumental music and vocals.
  5. Executive Director
    The Wayward Companions
    Sat., 7:00 - 8:00 PM, MMH
    Brings to life music of western PA's past by performing 18th and 19th century music. Perform in period dress and perform with period instruments or reproductions of those instruments.
  6. Executive Director
    Sarah Steranka & Devin Sherman
    Sat., 4:00 - 5:00 PM, MMH
    Program incorporates elements of early 20th century American pop and jazz tunes, as well as some works by well-known French songwriters.
  7. Executive Director
    The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra
    Sat., 8:30 - 9:30 PM, MMH
    18th and early 19th century authentic sound and costume created by use of period instruments including violin, viola, cello, viol de gamba, bass, harp, wooden flutes, bassoon, & percussion.
  8. Executive Director
    The Snappin' Bug String Band
    Sat., 2:30 - 4:00 PM, MMH
    "...Featuring Traditional Music of SW PA - the tunes flow forth pulsing with an immediacy that is infused with respect, moving the listener with their immortality."
  9. Executive Director
    Pittsburgh Banjo Club
    Sat., 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Barn
    All-volunteer, group of 4-string banjo enthusiasts providing clap-along, sing-along, traditional and family friendly entertainment to Western Pennsylvania.
  10. Executive Director
    Well Strung
    Sat., 7:30 - 8:30 PM, Barn
    Five piece, progressive bluegrass band that specializes in originals and country and rock covers. 3 CDs of original music, 30 minute TV, & played several major festivals over the last 10 years.
  11. Executive Director
    Cello Fury
    Sat., 9:00 - 10:30 PM, Barn
    A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats.
  12. Executive Director
    Buffalo Rose
    Sat., 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Barn
    Soulful folk and bluegrass with soaring vocal harmonies.
  13. Executive Director
    Dearest Home
    Fri., 6-7 PM, Barn AND Sat., 5:30-6:30 PM, Barn
    Recreates traditional American music–Appalachian and Old Time songs and authentic music from the US Civil War era (in period costume).
  14. Executive Director
    Echo Valley
    Fri., 7:30 - 8:30 PM, Barn
    Family band performs unique variety of traditional bluegrass, gospel bluegrass, Celtic, and folk styles & has played regularly for the major bluegrass festivals in western Pennsylvania.
  15. Executive Director
    The Early Mays
    Sat., 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Barn
    Award-winning band performs traditional and original Appalachian-inspired repertoire, with rich vocal harmonies and lush support of fiddle, guitar, banjos, harmonium and cello.
  16. Executive Director
    Sat., 3:00 - 4:00 PM, Barn
    Classic old time, blues, and country take the listener on a climb up and down Appalachia, reviving the sound of hillbilly blues with three of the region’s top folk musicians.
  17. Executive Director
    Jay Smar
    Sat., 6:00 - 7:00 PM, Barn
    "acoustic buffet" of traditional American and original folk, ol’ time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin.