By Christopher Arnott
5:33 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
If you’re into Americana and trad folk, imagine hearing such sounds emanate from the yard of an actual historical Colonial homestead. The New Haven Museum is the official caretaker of the Pardee-Morris House at 325 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. In the summertime, the house is open to the public, every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., through August 25. There are also numerous special events scheduled. This year, that includes four live music shows:
June 19: the Appalachian-style folk dance outfit Reelin’ Away, featuring Jim and Willow Ann Sirch with David Heiser.
July 3: The seven-piece trad jazz ensemble The Survivors Swing Band.
July 24: The Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet, with Ellen Cohn and Betsy Rome on mandolin, Colin Healy on mandola and Gary Wikfors on mandocello.
August 14: The teen and young adult vocal ensemble SOUND Proof, led by Carol Taubl.
All shows are at 7 p.m. on the Pardee-Morris lawn. Picnicking is not only encouraged, food is available for purchase (from Frank Andrews mobile pizza oven for the June 19 and July 3 shows and from Chestnut Fine Foods for the other two.) Admission’s free; donations accepted.
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