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1728 Coffee House

by Linda Schumacher

Friday, May 3rd, 7-10 pm
(yes, it’s Friday night, this time)
First Congregational Church of Holliston
725 Washington Street
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
For tickets in advance, call Linda at 508-429-2321

Maeve Gilchrist has toured Europe and America, appearing at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, the World Harp Congress, and the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival, among many more, and on May 3rd, she'll be performing at Holliston’s own 1728 Coffee House.

Now based in Boston, Maeve Gilchrist was born and raised in Edinburgh. Daughter to an Irish mother and Scottish father, she grew up immersed in traditional folk music. At an early age, Maeve began attending the City of Edinburgh Music School where she studied classical piano, Celtic harp, and voice.

From her early teens, Maeve was an in-demand performer. She played at the opening of the Scottish Parliament, at the Celtic Connections Festival, the International Edinburgh Harp Festival, and many more. At seventeen, Maeve received a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied jazz and world music while playing and teaching professionally.

She tours regularly with her own trio, featuring bassist Aidan O’Donnell and fiddler Duncan Wickel, fusing her Scottish roots with the improvisations and polyrhythms of jazz to produce a fresh, unique, innovative sound.


The 1728 Coffee House, a project of the First Congregational Church’s outreach efforts, is located in the church’s own Jordan Hall, at 725 Washington Street, Holliston. The coffee house features local and regional musicians in an affordable venue. Past coffee houses featured jazz, blues, and folk music. Gourmet desserts, appetizers, coffee and tea are available for sale. The 1728 Coffee House is held several times a year, and each one benefits a local charity. Volunteers organize, staff, and provide food, making the 1728 Coffee House a truly community-centered event.

Proceeds from the Maeve Gilchrist show will benefit the 2013 Intergenerational Mission Trip to Costa Rica in partnership with Strong Missions.

For information about the coffee house, contact Linda Schumacher at 508-429-2321. For information about this media release and/or the attached graphics files, contact Dave Bastille at

Holliston's own coffee house offers a local venue for musical talent along with the most delicious desserts, appetizers, and gourmet coffees you can buy!  

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the church's Annual Intergenerational International Mission Trip.  Doors open at 7 PM.  725 Washington Street, Holliston. 

Wheelchair accessible. Call Linda at 508-429-2321 for tickets or to volunteer.