DayBreak has been playing together for about 20 years in and around Lehigh, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania. Instruments currently played in the group include hammered dulcimer, guitar, violins, keyboard, concertina, mandolin, bouzouki, mountain dulcimer, folk harp, cello, djembe, bodhran, and bongos. Vocals are often integral to our music as well. We’re fairly eclectic and also perform many original DayBreak pieces. 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, viola, mandolin and bouzouki
Rob Yoder on concertina, guitar, bodhrán, harp and mountain dulcimer.
DayBreak occasionally includes our adult children:
Emily Cole on tin whistle
Seth Yoder on hammered dulcimer, piano, and accordion
Lydia Yoder on violin, mandolin, ukelele, djembe and bodhrán
Trudy Yoder 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.”
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.