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Mary Christine Hargreaves: WHAT'S NEW?

Added a video of one of our covers by Sam Cooke from Fryeburg Fair 2016 - August 5, 2017

Hi, Awesome August is here!

If your spirit needs a lift enjoy the new video on the VIDEOS PG. - one of our cover songs performed at the FAIR last year. Hope to have some newer Vid's uploaded soon :) :)

New gig! The Fryeburg Fair 2017! - July 15, 2017

Yes! Once again my combo Rhythm Sparrow will be at the annual Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine on Wed. Oct 4, 9 am to 12 noon.  Check out the CALENDAR Pg. for updates.  Yippee!

Summer Update - June 12, 2017

Hi there,

Hope you all are enjoying the sunny weather, at last!

We have been on a brief hiatus taking care of family matters but we are still afloat. It's beginning to look good for a few upcoming summer/fall gigs so will keep you posted. 

One in particular is the Norway Arts Festival on Sat. July 8 (raindate July 9). Along with the Mountain Ports I'll be reciting rhythm poetry accapella with audience participation in the name of peace.  It'll be a real fun time and I hear the music line up is pretty exciting too all @ the Kiosk,  along with the art exhibits, and food! Main St. in Norway will be wide open for the Festival. A map of the Festival activities ( and Kiosk) is posted on my PHOTOS Pg.  http://www.norwayartsfestival.org

And a wonderful place to eat and hear live music any day is 290 Maine St.  a new venue at the location of the old Tucker's Music Pub.  Check out 290 Maine St. on facebook.com

Here's smiling at ya!

Mary

Earth Day Peace Concert - April 29, 2017

Thank you so much for coming out to our Earth Day Peace Concert w/ Heather Pierson, Nate Towne, Bernie Vigna, and Friends.  It was a wonderful time and we look forward to it every year.  We will keep you posted of any upcoming music events planned. Enjoy the Spring weather!

Peace, Mary

February at last! - February 4, 2017

Hello!   I'm beginning to smell Spring in the air  ~  that means we're lining up some music events. I'll keep you posted.   Also we're creating an audio demo of some songs that Rhythm Sparrow (Bernie Vigna, Steve Hargreaves and I ) played at the Fryeburg Fair last Fall and posting them on the MUSIC PG.

Stay warm and toasty,

In Music & Love, Mary

Merry Holidays and Happy New Year! - December 30, 2016

I hope that the your holidays are happy and filled with love and music. As we pass through the solstice of this year may we enter a new phase of strength and prosperity. Already I am preparing my set list for an upcoming album of originals written for the uke and my new banjolele!  'Adding a little more ragtime to the mix.  Let's hope that my combo can get together on this.   It's been an eventful 2016, not all happy, I lost my dear sister recently and a few good friends over the last several months. After a brief hiatus though I am back in the saddle and pickin' away at some favorite songs. Will keep you posted on the next adventure of Mary Uke and Rhythm Sparrow.  For now, keep singing and believe in yourselves.

Love and Peace, Mary

New pics and videos are Here! - November 17, 2016

Hi, I've added some fun pics and videos from the Fryeburg Fair, and a video from Earth Day 2016. See them on the VIDEOS PG. and check out a couple of new pics of Rhythm Sparrow on the PHOTOS PG. We had a wonderful time and beautiful weather. Thank you all for coming!

I thank my accompanists Bernie Vigna and Steve Hargreaves as well as everyone who showed up at the Fair. The Draft Horse Park stage was a great place to be. I just LOVE horses! :)  Mary

At Fryeburg Fair - RHYTHM SPARROW - September 29, 2016

We are excited to be a part of Maine's annual Fryeburg Fair Entertainment On Oct 5th 2016!  See the CALENDAR Pg. for details and visit http://www.fryeburgfair.com/  

FMI on Rhythm Sparrow see the Press Kit pg. and visit   https://www.facebook.com/Rhythm-Sparrow-210504009284836/

 

Video of Bernie Vigna's awesome conga solo during Rhythm Sparrow set. - July 18, 2016

Check out the cool Video of Bernie Vigna from Rhythm Sparrow playing a solo set last Feb. 2016 at Tucker's Music Pub, on the VIDEOS Pg. !

Listen to live recordings of "Take A Break" original, "Dream Baby" by Roy Orbison , "Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing" by Bob Marley and More on the MUSIC pg. If you like what you hear, please refer us to your favorite venue.

And a new press photo of Rhythm Sparrow is also viewable on the PHOTOS Pg. We are moving right along ~ hope you enjoy!

 

Spring /Summer Events! - April 4, 2016

Check out the CALENDAR Pg.  and see what's happening this Spring & Summer!  Lot's of exciting events for Rhythm Sparrow ( Bernie and me).  Hope to see you out there! 

Cheers, Mary

NEW VIDEOS OF my duo Rhythm Sparrow w/ Guests at Tuckers Music Pub - February 22, 2016

RHYTHM SPARROW had a wonderful time performing at Tucker's Music Pub, Norway, Maine on Sat. Feb 13.

Check us out on the VIDEOS Pg! 

 

Live Video, Keep On Smilin, cover, Rhythm Sparrow w/ Steve Hargreaves @ Tucker's Music Pub last Nov. - February 3, 2016

Check us out on the VIDEOS Pg.! Rhythm Sparrow (Bernie Vigna on Congas and myself on Ukulele) w/ Steve Hargreaves @ Tucker's Music Pub last Nov.

Video of Like A River, my new blues tune, w/ Davy Sturtevant live at Tucker's Music Pub - December 31, 2015

Video taped on Dec. 3. 2015  performed live w/ Davy Sturtevant.

Check it out on the VIDEOS Pg.!

Merry Holidays! 2016 New DUO event - December 21, 2015

Hi, This is an early announcement of a gig scheduled for Feb. 13, 2016 at 8 pm, Tuckers Music Pub in Norway Maine. I have the honor of performing with a very talented percussionist Bernie Vigna. We are featuring a pre-Valentine's Night show with many catchy love songs and a variety of soulful, fun, envigorating tunes for you. Our duo name is Rhythm Sparrow.  Video and song samples on the way~ More info on the Calendar Page ~

Please mark your calendars.  And have a Very Merry Holiday Season!

Mary Thanks, Mary

New Blues Open Mics on Thurs. Nights! - November 3, 2015

Check out the CALENDAR PG.!  I'll be regularly at Tuckers Music Pub's New Blues Open Mic held on Thursday nights with percussionist Bernie Vigna and more!

It's been a treat playing some old time folk-blues tunes on my vintage Suzuki acoustic guitar (and ukulele ofcourse) for the last few Thurs. nights, accompanied by Davy Sturtevant and Bernie Vigna, Nate Towne, bassman Matt, and Steve my hubby, and so on!  So put on your blues shoes and trek over to Norway, Maine for some fun!  Music is 8 - 11 pm.  Sign up is a t 7 pm.  No cover chg. Cash only bar.

I'm usually on early in the night.  So we'll see you there!

Fifty seven countries visit my website! - October 2, 2015

I am astonished that 57 COUNTRIES visit my website now! That's 9 more than a week ago! Keep spreading the word :) It's wonderful that my music is traveling all over the world. Thank you so much!  It inspires me even more to keep on writing songs about freedom, love, country life, and inner strength.  I love you ALL! 

Added MP3 to the Music Pg. LIVE - from the archives - September 2, 2015

Hi, I was looking through some old live mp3s and found this one IN THESE HILLLSrecorded with my friends Bob Wallace (bassist) and Rusty Wiltjer ( percussionist) a few years back.  It describes life in Maine (as I see it).  Listen here  

http://marychristinemusic.com/publicfiles/In_These_Hills__MBR_demo_hifi.mp3

New Pics, summer in progress - August 27, 2015

Thanks everyone for coming to the Village Folk Fest 2015! It was an awesome Festival:) Check out some new pics of Bethel Art Fair and VFF on the photos Pg.

Enjoy these dog days of summer while we have them.  Love, Mary

Village Folk Fest w/ Bernie Vigna! Aug 21 - August 20, 2015

Come to the Bridgton, ME. Village Folk Festival Aug. 21 & 22! 

 I'm lucky to be back on the open mic stage on Fri. ( that's tomorrow) at 10:30 am behind the Magic Lantern Theater in town. AND I am very excited and honored to have Bernie Vigna, an accomplished percussionist from North Bridgton, accompanying me on Conga drum!   We have jammed before at a drum circle in Norway and he's wonderful! 

Looking forward to this two day Festival! It just keeps on getting better each year and the music line-up this year is fantastic! For a full list of music and activities visit the website 

 If the link doesn't open here, just copy and paste it into your browser.

https://www.facebook.com/villagefolkfest?fref=ts

Moore Park Art Fair, Cancelled until further notice - July 25, 2015

Hi,

Due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, the Moore Park Art Show is being postponed. And it looks like it's going to be held in 2016. For updates visit http://mooreparkartshow.biz/

Summer Gigs lining up! - June 21, 2015

Hey! It IS summer! 

Check out the Calendar Pg. I've got some sweet summer shows lined up.

Looking forward to sharing the music :)  See you there!

Aloha, Mary

Poetry tonight! Earth Day concert shined! - April 21, 2015

Thank you to all who were with us yesterday (in presence and in spirit) at Heather Pierson's Earth Day Concert at the First Universalist Church in Norway.  We had a fabulous event and I look forward this event every year :)

Tonight I'm honored again to be joining the Mountain Poets in a Presentaion of Earth Day poetry at 7 pm at The Commons, next to the Fare Share Mkt, 447 Main St. Norway. Thirteen of us will be reciting poems in honor of our Mother Earth. One of my poems has evolved into a song so I'm bringing the uke and plan to sing :)  Light refreshments will be served. Only a $1-2 donation is suggested. 

If you can, please do drop in. Contact info. is on the Calendar Pg.

New poem, Spring gigs - March 21, 2015

Hi All,

Happy First Day of Spring!  Pinch me so I know it's not a dream :)

There's a new poem for you on the POETRY Pg. written this past February. A 'fruit' from the season!

And two upcoming April gigs are listed on the CALENDAR Pg. where I'll be sharing some new original music and poetry.  Hope to see you there.

Mary :)

P.S.  The ukulele Muse has returned and I have some new uke songs in the works - in the hopes to record  my future UKULELE CD!  Will give you progress reports on that as things progress.

FYI:   www.facebook.com/ukeladymusicproductions 

Two New Videos - March 3, 2015

Hi, I hope you are recovering from the winter of 2015.  And to keep you good and strong -  there are two new videos from the past couple of months on the VIDEOS Pg.

I wrote Folksome Valley Blues last year during the cold snap but it sure fits this year's deep freeze, brrrr.  And the vintage guitar in the video is similar to one that I owned a long time ago, a Suzuki with the same sweet sound.  I just found it after searching for many moons. It's a keeper!

Good Ole Friend is another original ukulele ong that Steve and I like to play often.  This clip is from a Christmas video we made for the kids this past December.

Now I'm in the process of lining up some spring / summer gigs. Will keep you posted.

Oh and Enjoy the Free Downloads on the MUSIC Pg!

Love, Mary

 

 

CD Store for giving the gift of music! - January 1, 2015

Hi, 

Happy New Year! 

Welcome to my Newly Updated Website!

Feel free to browse around and visit the CD-Store where there are MP'3s available of my Debut Ukulele CD Love Is Strong as well as the New Acoustic CD Set O'Wheels, already there. 

Also my Holiday Gift to you is a new batch of Free Downloads on the Music Pg.

Hope You Enjoy!

Many Thanks, Mary

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