Myrna Riquier

Myrna Riquier, Retired Singer, Songwriter, Raconteur ……Photo by Linda Orlomoski


Greetings from Natchaug Music, Chaplin, CT

A number of Bluegrass showcase events are being implemented specifically to help increase the fan-base of bluegrass music.  I will try to keep a list of the who, when and where’s right here in this spot for you to peruse.  Here is what is happening so far.. More venues are being development in other areas.

Packing House in Willington, CT on 1st  Wednesdays 7-9PM
Dec 5 – Restless Mountain
Jan 2 –
Feb 6 – BluesGrass
Mar 6 –
Apr 3 –
May 1 – Still Pickin’ Band

Yantic River Inn in Yantic, CT on 2nd  Wednesdays 7:30-9:30PM.
Dec 12 – Pending
Jan 9 –  Blues Grass
Feb 13   Pending
Mar 13 – booked
Apr 10 –
May 08 – Still Pickin’ Band

Hungry Tiger –  Manchester, CT  on 2nd  Sundays 5-8PM.
Dec 09 –
Jan 13 –  Bend in the River
Feb 10 –
Mar 10 –
Apr 14 –
May 12 – Still Pickin’ Band

Natchaug Music – A river runs by it.

Natchaug Music was named after the Natchaug River that runs through the town of Chaplin, Connecticut, down through the Natchaug Valley and along the Natchaug Trail, aka Route 198. The river has many moods. It can be a raging maverick during flood season, a lively trout stream in late spring attracting fishermen from near and far, or a peaceful wading attraction during the hot summer months drawing students from nearby universities. The Natchaug is a beautiful river, but be forewarned of the danger when it is raging.

The Raging Natchaug River

The Raging Natchaug River

Diana’s Pool

Natchaug River, Chaplin CT

There was some mighty water in the Natchaug that fall day.
It roared through town with vengeance; it washed a soul away.
It pounded down the river sides and made an awesome sound.
It is quite a fright when Mother Nature throws her weight around.

Lyric by Myrna Riquier, 2010

Dedicated to Elizabeth Cunningham who was
swept into the severely swollen waters of the
Natchaug River on October 15, 2005. RIP