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The Old Schwamb Mill, a 19th-century picture frame factory and living museum, is the country’s only manufacturer of hand-turned, museum-quality oval and circular frames.

Open Tuesdays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tours, art gallery viewings, and frame sales.

The Old Schwamb Mill, 17 Mill Lane (off Lowell Street).

Contact: Ed Gordon at 781-643-0554 or info at oldschwambmill.org.

Visit www.oldschwambmill.org for more event listings.

Fiddles

Foggy Mountain Consort put a new spin on historical songs at the Old Schwamb Mill's fall open house on Saturday, Nov. 15.

For this show, Foggy Mountain Consort (Lauck Benson, Peter Lehman, Anne Goodwin, Art Schatz, Doug Freundlich) take over our shop floor. You may recognize some of your friends or neighbors, and you'll certainly recognize entertaining, eclectic music, brilliantly played. Foggy Mountain Consort are a group dedicated to performing music from a wide historical range. Starting with plucked string music and songs from as early as 1600 in the British Isles.

Then of course there's bluegrass and traditional North American music. The Foggy Mountain Consort does get around to playing old style bluegrass, but in its own eclectic way. And there's much more from this unusual band. Early music, long forgotten songs, romping bluegrass, and new music inspired by old styles. Rich textures from the lute, banjo, violone (Renaissance double bass), violin, guitar, and voices.


 This story was published Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. and updated Nov. 17.