Meeting House Music: Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney

August 3rd in Chatham
Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney will appear in Chatham on August 3rd (Jim Roher photo)

Meeting House Music

Presenting fine local artists every Thursday throughout  the summer.


Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney - Thursday, August 3, 7:30

Unitarian Universalist Meeting House,  819 Main Street, Chatham MA 02633           

Tickets $15.00 at the door.

Meeting House Music, is pleased to present Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney on August 3rd at 7:30, in a series of concerts presented at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Chatham on Thursday evenings at 7:30 through July and August and into September.

Billy Hardy and Beth Sweeney have been a well-tuned duo performing traditional Celtic music together for over twenty years. Between the two of them, Billy and Beth play a multitude of instruments including fiddle, piano, banjo, and mandolin.  Their repertoire of songs and instrumentals draws from the traditions of Ireland, Scotland, the United States, and Canada, and includes many of their own compositions. Beth performs selections of her Irish repertoire of songs in the original Gaelic.

Billy has directed the Cape Cod Fiddlers for over twenty-five years, and has been part of the house band at the Black Rose in Boston for almost as long. You may have heard him with other Cape musicians such as singer-songwriter Bob Peck. Beth, another longtime member of the Cape Cod Fiddlers, co-directs the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series at Boston College.

The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham was formed in 1986, acquiring the current building, on the corner Main Street and Queen Anne Road, in 1996. The UUMH  holds services on Sunday at 10:30, has a Youth Services program, a Social Justice program, a Learning for Life program for adult learning, and a small group program formed for spiritual guidance and mutual and support. Other activities include a summer concert series, summer magic shows, a Thrift Shop and programs of community interest such as the recently completed Freedom Forum, discussing constitutional freedoms.  The UUMH is inclusive and welcomes participation from all denominations. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on