Music Series

Our Features for Summer 2017: Every Wednesday 6:30 pm July-August

July 5 – A Hammer and A Book; Songs About Building and Reading: Rick Goldin

Rick Goldin’s “A Hammer and A Book” music and puppet program is an upbeat and entertaining family concert that fits in well with the 2017 library summer reading theme “Build a Better World”.

It includes songs about books, reading, and libraries, as well as songs about carpenters, tools, lumber, construction vehicles and other building themes. It also features appearances by Rick’s singing animal puppets Henry the Horse, Quackleberry Duck and others.
Rick’s children’s concerts feature singing and song-leading of original and familiar songs (with guitar accompaniment), movement songs, child-participation, and lots of silliness and fun for the whole family.


July 12 – Nicole Murphy:

Murphy has come a long way in a short time. Though she played in her father’s Vermont-based band as a teenager before getting married and moving to New Hampshire, Knox Murphy had for years traveled back to the Green Mountain State to play with her father before family and work obligations took priority. Once she picked up the guitar again, however, all the passion of her youth came flooding back. Performing in public, soon she was strumming and singing with other like-minded individuals at Henderson’s Pickin’ Parlor in Candia.


July 19 – Stan Jr.’s Super Legends:

Do you remember those good old days when we used to hang out together? Now you can relive those days with these fantastic flashbacks of Great Times, Great Friends, and Great Music! From the sounds of Las Vegas to Country Music, Easy Listening to Old Time Rock ‘n Roll, add a touch of Gospel, Stan Jr. has it all.
As the front of a band, a solo entertainer, and a tribute artist, Stan Jr. is known as a dynamic personality and successful crossover act. He fills his performances with comedy, oldies, dance music, modern country, and specialty numbers on the harmonica and fiddle. In 2012, Stan was inducted into the Massachusetts Country Music Hall of Fame. He continues to record original work plus music by a wide variety of artists in his own style.

July 26 – Jeff Snow-Celtic Music:

Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran.
Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments.
A skilled guitar player, Jeff was featured in the August 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is also a contributor to the magazine.
Jeff has performed for audiences of all ages and in a variety of settings including concert halls, libraries, museums, churches, schools, and private homes.
When not singing, playing, or teaching Jeff can often be found on his bicycle, a golf course, or a beach.

August 2 – Samantha Brouillard

Special performance featuring our own Storytime Librarian and guitarist, Samantha Brouillard along with Moriah Harris, both Candia natives who will amaze you with their beautiful voices singing country and bluegrass.

August 9 – Judy Pancoast(Judy’s Dance Party):

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with fun original songs about reading and books, and building a better world with Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast! Visit Judy at and learn why she’s one of New England’s favorite children’s entertainers! During this performance, children who participated in the Summer Reading program will receive a free ice cream!

Effervescent, eccentric, energetic….all of these words describe Judy Pancoast; a singer, songwriter and recording artist who radiates joy in her music. She crafts clever songs with infectious melodies that delight the young and the young at heart, as evidenced by the 2011 Grammy Award nomination for Best Children’s Album for her one-of-a-kind CD, Weird Things Are Everywhere!

August 16 – Bedford Big Band

A 20+ piece Big Band performing at events ranging from casual to black tie. From outdoor concerts to elegant dinner dances, fund raisers, weddings and anniversary parties—they do it all! Fun and stylish, truly everyone loves Swing and Big Band music! The band’s repertoire includes many of your favorite jazz and Big Band standards, Latin rhythms, waltzes, R&B, as well as some exciting contemporary arrangements that you’re sure to enjoy.