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The Newmarket Heritage Festival was recognized by New Hampshire magazine as the best festival in the Granite State.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA: Thanks for helping to spread the word about the Newmarket Heritage Festival, the Seacoast region’s favorite international block party — a celebration of the arts, culture, history, and community spirit. As the festival draws near, these pages will be updated with hi-res photos and new information. Questions? Call 603.659.5588.media photos | calendar listing | press release | past news

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NEW ENGLAND IRISH HARP ORCHESTRA AT THE NEWMARKET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MAY 31, 2014
The Seacoast’s International Block Party!

The New England Irish Harp Orchestra is a group of more than a dozen harps and harpers with a shared vision of playing great music and having fun doing it. Founded in 2005 by Irish harper, singer, and dancer Regina Delaney, the orchestra has released two CDs:  “Live at the Portsmouth Athenaeum” and “The First Star.” The group will be joined at the festival by dancers from the McDonough-Grimes Irish Dance School headed by Riverdancer John Grimes. www.heritage-festival.org

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AKWAABA ENSEMBLE RETURNS TO
THE NEWMARKET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MAY 31, 2014
The Seacoast’s International Block Party!

They’re back! Originally from Ghana in West Africa, the Akwaaba Ensemble brings plenty of high-energy rhythm and dance to the Newmarket Heritage Festival. The group’s performances are a reflection of their name, which means ‘welcome’ in the Twi language of the Ashanti tribe of Ghana. Join the international block party and catch the welcome spirit! www.heritage-festival.org

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FLAMENCO DANCE PROJECT RETURNS TO
THE NEWMARKET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MAY 31, 2014
The Seacoast’s International Block Party!

The Flamenco Dance Project made its debut at the last Heritage Festival and is back by popular demand, introducing audiences to the intensity, strength, and magic of Flamenco. www.heritage-festival.org
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CHINESE FOLK ART WORKSHOP RETURNS TO THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MAY 31, 2014
The Seacoast’s International Block Party!

Watch and be amazed! Dragon dance, lion dance, Taiwanese drums, Chinese yo-yos–the Boston-based Chinese Folk Art Workshop troupe shares all this and more, promoting greater understanding of Chinese culture, highlighting the beauty of Chinese folk arts, and helping a new generation of American-born Chinese showcase their talents and gifts.  www.heritage-festival.org


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18th-CENTURY PRINTING PRESS AT WORK DURING HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MAY 31, 2014
The Seacoast’s International Block Party

Artisan R.P. Hale operates his 18th-century printing press at the Newmarket Heritage Festival in the Newmarket Mills. He will be printing the ninth in a series of original woodcuts of the town’s historic buildings, created especially for the Heritage Festival. Shown here: “Newmarket Mills,” the print Hale created for the 2009 festival. www.heritage-festival.org

 

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INDIAN DANCERS RETURN TO NEWMARKET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: MAY 31, 2014

The Seacoast’s International Block Party

The Indian Dancers of the Seacoast, children from area families with Indian cultural roots, perform intricate and beautiful traditional dances on the main stage at the Newmarket Heritage Festival, Saturday, May 31. www.heritage-festival.org

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  • Introducing…Heritage Festival 2014!

    LET THE FESTIVAL BEGIN! Heritage Festival 2014 is all set up and ready to go in the Newmarket Mills at 55 Main Street. See you there! Thanks to our incredible volunteer team, who spent the entire day setting up for the big event. A special shout-out to our talented stage decorating duo, Austin and Barbara. And to two great area nurseries, Churchill’s Gardens and Stratham Circle Nursery, who supplied our fabulous stage decor. Let the international block party begin!

  • Volunteering is Fun!

    FREE ADMISSION! Want to help set up for the festival? Or help out in the admissions booth? It’s easy! It’s fun! And you get free admission to a whole day of fabulous music, artisans, and more. Your day of guaranteed fun is just a click away: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AA8AD28A6FB6-festival

  • Foot-tapping!

    IRISH DANCING! The McDonough-Grimes Dancers make their debut at the Heritage Festival on May 31!

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