Community & Senior Concerts

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Mule Deer Media

Mule Deer Media

 

Connecting with diverse audiences through music is one of the best parts of my job! Whether I’m invited to entertain a crowd that has limited access to live music, or to add a musical backdrop to a special event, nothing is more fun for me than seeing someone light up as they sing along to an old favorite or discover a new one.

 

Every month, I bring my folk, country & Irish song repertoire to audiences at adult day programs, senior centers, assisted and nursing facilities, and other community centers throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond.

I perform solo as well as in a duo with my musical partner Jordan Santiago on mandolin, performing an upbeat mix of bluegrass fiddle tunes, Irish jigs & reels, and country songs. The duo is only available evenings or anytime Fridays and Sundays, but with enough notice, we can sometimes accommodate other schedules.

I offer several different programs suitable to the audience, setting, and the time of year.

  • Year-round: A rotating mix of my favorite folk and country songs alongside well-known pop songs, such as: Over the Rainbow, Winter’s Come and Gone, Hey Good-Lookin’, Here Comes the Sun, Take Me Home Country Roads, Awake Awake, Walkin’ After Midnight, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, etc.

  • March: Traditional Irish ballads, pub songs and classic Irish-American sing-alongs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: My Wild Irish Rose, Wild Rover, The Agricultural Irish Girl, Galway Bay, Danny Boy, etc.

  • December: Christmas carols and popular 20th-century holiday songs, including: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Silent Night, The Christmas Song, Feliz Navidad, Here We Come A-Wassailing, etc.

  • Duo Sample Set List: Anything listed above, plus harmonized singing and instrumental additions like: St. Anne’s Reel (bluegrass), The Silver Spear (Irish), Red Rockin’ Chair (folk), Red Prairie Dawn (old-time), Irish slipjigs, and more.

If you’d like to publicize my performance at your community, here’s a flyer template (click to download).

To chat about booking me to perform for your community, reach out by phone at 617-651-0892 or email at lstraw.music@gmail.com.


St. Patrick's Day performance for the Pepperell Senior Center. March 2017.

Past Performances Include:

  • Wingate Residences in Needham, Lowell, Sharon, Norton and Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Memory Cafe at Shrewsbury Public Library, MA

  • Belmont Manor Nursing Home, Belmont, MA

  • Goddard House, Brookline, MA

  • Bridges by EPOCH in Andover, Westford, and Westwood, MA

  • Pleasantries Memory Cafe, Marlborough, MA

  • Seven Hills Pediatric Center, Groton, MA

  • Atria Marland Place, Andover, MA

  • Simon Fireman Community, Randolph, MA

  • Coleman House, Newton, MA

  • Facing Cancer Together Fundraiser, Brookline, MA

  • Shillman House, Framingham, MA

  • Judah City Church, Marlborough, MA

  • Marlborough Senior Center, Marlborough, MA

  • John Betram House, Salem, MA

  • Glen Ridge Nursing Care, Medford, MA

  • Heywood Wakefield Commons, Gardner, MA

  • Groton Council on Aging, Groton, MA

  • Templeton Council on Aging, Templeton, MA

  • Medway Senior Center, Medway, MA

  • Wakefield Center, Wakefield, MA

  • Lexington Senior Center, Lexington, MA

  • Wales Senior Center, Wales, MA

  • Stoneham Council on Aging, MA

  • Somerville Council on Aging, MA

  • Marblehead Council on Aging, MA

  • Unquity House, Milton, MA

  • Marian Manor, South Boston, MA

  • Sunrise Senior Living in Burlington and Leominster, MA

  • Residence at Pearl Street, Reading, MA

  • Residence at Melrose Station, Melrose, MA

  • Presentation Rehab, Brighton, MA

  • Forestdale Park Senior Living, Malden, MA

  • Roxbury Tenants Community, Mission Hill, Boston, MA

  • Mt. Pleasant, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

  • Landmark at Longwood, Mission Hill, Boston, MA

  • Stonehedge Rehab, West Roxbury, MA

  • Neville Place at Fresh Pond, Cambridge, MA

  • Standish Village, Milton, MA

  • The Cornerstone at Milford, Milford, MA

  • Christopher Heights Assisted Living Homes in Northampton and Webster, MA

  • Tockwotton on the Waterfront, Providence, RI

  • Wellesley Council on Aging, Wellesley, MA

  • Pepperell Senior Center, Pepperell, MA

  • Element Care at Nevins, Methuen, MA

  • Dracut Senior Center, Dracut, MA

  • Ethos Healthy Aging Program, West Roxbury, MA

  • Vero Health and Rehab, West Roxbury, MA

  • Meadow View Center, North Reading, MA

  • Coolidge House, Brookline, MA

  • Rogerson Communities, Roslindale, MA

  • Monarch Homes, Woburn, MA

  • Greenwich Manor, Greenwich, RI