"In Harmony" ​
Heritage Music Festival

16 hours of food & drink & music performed in an
1805 barn and an 1825 Mennonite Meeting House
Just 30 miles, and 200 years, from the big city
Great Music
15 Amazing Performances
Featuring Allegheny Drifters on Friday and
Cello Fury on Saturday!
AND the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchesta with period instruments & dress.
  
Headlining Friday night’s concert is the popular Pittsburgh group the Allegheny Drifters, singing Appalachian-inspired music.  Saturday’s headline group is the exciting Cello Fury, bringing high energy and new perspectives to heritage music.   

Other performers at the festival include The Hills and the Rivers, Old Song Rescue Society, Pittsburgh Historic Music Society Orchestra, Snappin’ Bug String Band, Sarah Sternaka and Devin Sherman, “Gertrude Rapp” and the Silk House Singers, Well Strung, Pittsburgh Banjo Club, South Wind, Midnight Rooster, Mirror Trio, and The Wayward Companions.
About the Musicians
  1. Executive Director
    The Hills and The Rivers
    Fri, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Barn
    All-acoustic family band with tight harmonies, powerful music and epic songs that take the audience on a journey through the soul, from crying to dancing to singing along.
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    Allegheny Drifters
    Fri., 9:00 - 11:00 PM, Barn
    Powerful Bluegrass - breakdowns, ballads, banjo, fiery fiddle & sweet mountain harmonies!
  3. Executive Director
    Old Song Rescue Society
    Sat., 11:00 - 12:30 PM, MMH
    Part sing-along, part concert, a family-friendly event invites attendees to share their voices in the singing of old songs, in the spirit of parlor music-making of a by-gone era.
  4. Executive Director
    "Gertrude Rapp and the Silk House Singers"
    Sat., 1:00 - 2:30 PM, MMH
    Impersonation of Gertrude Rapp, only grandchild of George Rapp, the Harmonists’ founder. Teaching how to raise silkworms, create dyes & weave silk, she also sang & played the piano.
  5. Executive Director
    SV Women's Quartet
    Sat., 2:30 - 3:00, MMH
    Four local talented recent graduates from Seneca Valley high school students will perform as a quartet, entertaining us with their singing.
  6. Executive Director
    South Wind
    Sat., 3:30 - 4:40 PM, MMH
    Perfect marriage between early American folk music and contemporary folk singing. Performing for over 20 years, mostly folk, traditional, celtic instrumental music and vocals.
  7. Executive Director
    Wayward Companions
    Sat., 5:00 - 6:00 PM, MMH
    Brings to life music of western PA's past by performing 18th and 19th century music. Perform in period dress and perform with period instruments or reproductions of those instruments.
  8. Executive Director
    Sarah Sternaka & Devin Sherman
    Sat., 6:30 - 7:30 PM, MMH
    Program incorporates elements of early 20th century American pop and jazz tunes, as well as some works by well-known French songwriters.
  9. Executive Director
    Pittsbutrgh Historic Music Society Orchestra
    Sat., 8:00 - 9:00 PM, MMH
    18th and early 19th century authentic sound and costume created by use of period instruments including violin, viola, cello, viol de gamba, bass, harp, wooden flutes, bassoon, & percussion.
  10. Executive Director
    Mirror Trio
    12:30 - 2:00 PM, Barn
    graduate students from the Univ of Pittsburgh form an improvising group using works based on pre-existing materials of Harmonists songs & hymns
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    The Snappin' Bug String Band
    2:30 - 4:00 PM, Barn
    "...Featuring Traditional Music of SW PA - the tunes flow forth pulsing with an immediacy that is infused with respect, moving the listener with their immortality."
  12. Executive Director
    Pittsburgh Banjo Club
    4:30 - 5:30 PM, Barn
    All-volunteer, group of 4-string banjo enthusiasts providing clap-along, sing-along, traditional and family friendly entertainment to Western Pennsylvania.
  13. Executive Director
    Midnight Roosters
    6:00 - 7:00 PM, Barn
    Four national, studio class musicians make acoustic mayhem with their guitar, mandolin, Dobro, and upright bass. Foot tapping, head bopping, and even dancing will be unavoidable.
  14. Executive Director
    Well Strung
    7:30 - 8:30 PM, Barn
    Five piece, progressive bluegrass band that specializes in originals and country and rock covers. 3 CDs of original music, 30 minute TV, & played several major festivals over the last 10 years.
  15. Executive Director
    Cello Fury
    9:00 - 10:30 PM, Barn
    A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats.