What a pleasure to be working on a film project with the inimitable Matthew Mead – stylist, photographer, and just a wonderful guy. Here’s a peek into his world of ideas…
Beautiful things happen when people get together to make art. Here’s a short film about the making of Mosaic 250, a work of public art commissioned for Concord, NH’s 250th anniversary, now on display at Concord Public Library. With artist Lizz Van Saun and music by The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio.
Thank you to the Associated Press, the Concord Monitor, the Boston Globe and 30+ other publications in 12+ states for telling the story of how the Wildcat Regiment Band has brought home our Civil War music for the weekend. Penacook Films is proud to be a part of it!
The Penacook Historical Society “Unearths” A 137-Year Old Musical Time Capsule
Once-Famous Music, Not Heard Since 1878, Will Be Played Live On Memorial Day Weekend
Concord, NH: For Concord’s 250th anniversary, the Penacook Historical Society is opening a 137-year old musical time capsule: the once-famous but nearly-forgotten Port Royal Band books. Written in Port Royal, SC, during the Civil War, brought home to Penacook, and made famous by Brown’s Band in the 1870s, the band books have gone largely Continue reading
Here’s a trailer for our latest video, a look at the bands and music that put Penacook on the map in the 1860’s. So grateful to author John Brookfield and The Wildcat Regiment Band of Home, PA, for making this video possible. The band has several cd’s available at http://www.wildcatband.com. Stay tuned for the full video, coming soon!
This is a video we did for the Penacook Farmers Market. What a great time! Looking forward to the Market’s 5th season this year — Mondays, 4:00 – 6:30 at the Rolfe Homestead. Join the Penacook Village Association (Penacook.org) to get involved. We’re looking for more vendors, so recommend your favorite farmer. And thanks to the O’Brien Clan band for some great music!
As we celebrate the grand opening of the new Sewalls Falls Bridge on November 11, 2016, take a minute to experience the sight and “singing” of the old bridge.
June 12, 2016, Woodlawn Cemetery
The Wildcat Regiment Band concert series last weekend was a huge success! More than 1,000 people heard their glorious music during 5 concerts and history events in Penacook, Concord and Contoocook. I had the great privilege of filming all the events, and am now editing them into a concert video. Stay tuned!
This project is everything Penacook Films is about: Documenting the past, capturing the present, and creating the future through filmmaking. John Brookfield, author of an upcoming book on the Civil War-era musicians whose music put Penacook on the map, met us at the statue in Boudreau Square for a walking tour. Guaranteed you will be Continue reading
Back in July, over 100 area cyclists gathered on Main St., Concord, to recreate a historic c. 1890 cycling photo. Here’s a video of the event. If you’re looking for that perfect gift for the cycling enthusiast or history buff in your life, you can order a dvd from Concord TV (603-226-8872, or email Bernadette@yourconcordtv.org). Proceeds go to Concord 250 and Concord TV! With authentic, period music by the Wildcat Regiment Band, Home, PA, wildcatband.com. Enjoy!