A Wonderful Evening in Goffstown

It was a Halloween treat to return to Goffstown, where it all began for Speed the Plough. We hope it will turn into an annual event.

Speed the Plough provided our community with a smashing evening of macabre musicality. As promised, the trio’s tunes took the candy corn out of Halloween and returned the holiday to its roots in the ghosts and gore of yore. Their concert was well attended, and greatly enjoyed by all.
It was a pleasure working with you!!!

Elizabeth Weilbacher– Goffstown Public Library

Halloween Comes Early to Goffstown!

This Halloween season come hear stories drawn from our folk music archive.

  • Bone, hair and sinew washed up at a waters’ edge made into a haunted musical instrument.
  • A true account of an Amesbury woman accused of dealing in black arts in Salem MA in 1692.
  • A pale version of an Irish sailor lost at sea for 7 years visits his love for one final night.

No costumes or candy corn, just musical tales of the supernatural:  witches and ghosts and enough murder to fill a graveyard.  

Did we mention it is free and that we will be performing in a building listed in the book “Haunted New Hampshire?”

New Venue- Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

We are very excited to announce we will be performing at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, MA, on Sat. Oct. 16 and Sat. Oct. 23 from noon to 3 pm on both days.

Cider Hill was recently voted as the best place to pick apples in America! And they also do a great job presenting and supporting live music. Our friends Rockwood/Taylor have performed there as well as many other fine groups.

So drop in for a listen. Hopefully we’ll have perfect fall New England weather.

Dates & Changes

We had a great time performing at the Salem, MA, Farmers’ Market this past Thursday. It was a gorgeous day, a great venue, and a very good audience. It was our first time playing there, and we hope there are many more.

Looking ahead, we will be at Spring Hill Farm in Chester, NH, on Sept. 25 from 1-4 pm. Our Halloween gig on Oc.t 12 has been moved from the Goffstown Public Library to the Parker Bldg. of the Goffstown Historical Society. And we’ve added a Christmas show at the Merrimac, MA, Public Library on Dec. 4. And we finish out the year on Dec. 11 at the Newburyport Brewing Company, our first bar gig in years! Check out our Gigs page for details.

Long Journey Home

Today we played for the Farmers’ Market in New Boston, NH. We had a great time, and we sang one of our favorite songs, Long Journey Home. And in a way, it was a journey home. This band started 40 years ago in Goffstown, NH, a town adjacent to New Boston, so it felt like a homecoming. And a bar we played frequently in Go-town was called Jearnie’s End, named for proprietors Janet and Earnie, who took very good care of us. So the theme of a journey was appropriate.

A line in the song goes, “Lost all my money but a two dollar bill,” and, lo and behold, someone in the audience ran up to us and tipped us with a $2 bill. Thank you, and thanks to all the wonderful people in New Boston.

Back in Canterbury

On July 7 we made a return appearance to the Canterbury Farmers’ Market. Canterbury used to be home to our own Patrick Hornig, and it was great to reconnect with lots of old friends. We had a very special treat indeed when folk music legend Dudley Laufman stopped by and had a tune with us, Redwing.