Hey! It’s a reunion. Cliff, Anna Lisa, and Rob will be joined by all of their now adult offspring for this DayBreak concert. Trudy, Emily, Lydia, and Seth will come back from parts far and wide to join us for a great evening of folk music. We’ll play some of our old favorites as well as several new selections. It will be great to have the band back together.
The musicians of DayBreak have been harmonizing together since at least 1989 in and around Lehigh and Bucks Counties of Pennsylvania. Our folk band has enjoyed the company of a few different fine musicians over the years that have added to our repertoire, style, and arrangements. The core of DayBreak for the last many years has come from the Cole and Yoder families. We enjoy applying our rich blend of acoustic instruments and voices to Celtic jigs, reels, hornpipes and ballads; American folk tunes and songs, folk hymns, original pieces, and seasonal songs. Our uniquely-woven sounds, as well as innovative arrangements, bring warmth and freshness to an uncommon range of traditional and current genres.
Cliff Cole playing the hammered dulcimer, guitar, and percussion
Anna Lisa Yoder on the violin, mandolin, and bouzouki
Rob Yoder on concertina, guitar, bodhrán, banjo, harp and mountain dulcimer.
DayBreak sometimes includes:
Emily Rose Cole on tin whistle
Seth Yoder on hammered dulcimer, piano, accordion, and bodhrán
Lydia Yoder on violin, mandolin, ukulele, djembe, and bodhrán
Trudy Gojeski on cello, guitar, bodhrán, and mountain dulcimer
Everyone lends their voice to a growing repertoire of winsome and compelling songs.
Opener – Sam Edelston is on a quest to bring dulcimers into widespread public awareness. In the process, he has gained a reputation as one of the most interesting mountain dulcimer players around, his music has been heard in over 190 countries, and he has performed and taught at festivals as far away as Kentucky and Minnesota. His repertoire ranges from rock to opera, from folk to originals, and from big band to bluegrass. He also plays guitar, banjo, and hammered dulcimer, and is chair of the Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival, which is held in his home state of Connecticut every fall.
As New Jersey’s Folk Project said, “Sam has taken the mountain dulcimer from its backwoods Appalachian origins to places most players never dreamed of.”
Dulcimer legend Joellen Lapidus wrote, “With his complex layered arrangements of so many genres of music for the dulcimer, Sam has added a huge chapter to the development of the mountain dulcimer as a versatile and ever growing musical American folk instrument.”
Download February concert flyer.
The Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse is a ministry of the Perkasie Mennonite Church. The coffeehouse is warm and cozy, with lots of atmosphere. It is a place where people can enjoy fellowship and see some of the best performers available up close and personal, in an intimate setting. Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse is located in the church fellowship hall, which is air conditioned and handicap accessible.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for adults 65 and over; students 13 and up, $6; 12 and under free. All ticket sales at door, no advance sales, no reservations. Delicious desserts and drinks are available. The doors open at 7:00 and performances begin at 7:30.
A portion of our proceeds at each concert will be donated to local or international social cause. This month’s benefit is Blue Butterfly, an innovative educational media program for young Haitian children, designed and developed in Haiti. You can also drop off donations of non-perishable food at Patchwork for Pennridge FISH at all our concerts.