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Welcome to Phil Passen's Website

Phil Passen playing Hammer Dulcimer Few musicians play the hammered dulcimer. Fewer still sing while accompanying themselves on this fascinating instrument, whose name means “beautiful song.” Phil Passen does both.

Phil plays and sings traditional American and Celtic music. Can such upbeat dance music be called soothing? With rhythmic playing on fast tunes and sensitive playing on slow numbers, Phil’s music often elicits that word — “soothing.” And though it may seem contradictory, listeners also dub the music “happy” and “bouncy” as they tap their feet to the beat. The songs he sings include familiar American folk songs such as Red River Valley and The Sloop John B; old-time songs such as Sail Away Ladies and My Darling Nellie Gray; and contemporary folk songs such as Kilkelly, Ireland and Hot Buttered Rum.

Phil played for 500 people at Borders State Street store in Chicago for Maeve Binchy’s only U.S. autographing. He frequently performs for the Chicago Department of Aviation’s tourist programs at O’Hare Airport, where travelers often thank him for providing pleasure on a stressful day. And he accepted the challenge of playing in the World Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Lord of the Rings Symphony at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater.

Phil’s newest CD, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer is a fascinating solo recording of music commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The hammered dulcimer was popular in the United States during the Civil War, and music of that era seems right at home played on this unique instrument. Many tunes and songs in this program are still familiar today, such as The Girl I Left Behind Me; When Johnny Comes Marching Home; Home, Sweet, Home; The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching. Others, such as Lorena; Lincoln and Liberty; The Battle Cry of Freedom, The Marching Song of the First Arkansas Regiment; Shiloh Hill; and John Brown's Dream are less familiar but just as beautiful, rousing, and inspiring.

Phil's second CD, with guitarist Tom Conway, is Cold Frosty Morning: Christmas and Winter Holiday Music. Beautiful melodies such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and What Child Is This; old favorites such as My Dreidl, Jingle Bell Rock and Here Comes Santa Claus; and contemporary songs such as Winter Solstice and Hot Buttered Rum are featured on this diverse and exciting recording.

Swinging on a Gate: Traditional American and Celtic Music, Phil’s first CD, was a “most popular” choice on Amazon.com. The all-instrumental CD, with Phil on hammered dulcimer and Tom Conway on guitar, features old-time American dance and fiddle tunes and Celtic music. Tunes include Twin Sisters, Bonaparte’s Retreat, Miss MacLeod’s Reel, and
John Ryan’s Polka.


Libraries, schools, receptions of all kinds, store openings, barn dances, parties, teas, weddings, coffee shops, bars, and restaurants — Phil plays all these in settings formal or informal, as background or foreground music, solo or with guitar or banjo accompaniment. He has consistently been selected as a “best of the best” by the Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois. Phil performs most frequently in the greater Chicago area, which, due to his poor sense of geography, also includes Indiana and Wisconsin.

Phil also teaches hammered dulcimer at workshops and music festivals.


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Recent and Upcoming Public Gigs

Thursday, July 3, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport International Terminal, arrivals level
(Appearing with Chirps Smith and Tom Conway)

Saturday, July 5, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oak Brook Public Library
600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL
Old-Time American Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, July 19, 2014
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger and Kolleen Blume)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Fox Tales Storytelling Festival
Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL
Old Time American Music for Kids

Saturday, September 13, 2014
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fireman's Park Shelter
920 Progressive Lane (north end of Winnequah Park), Monona, WI
Monona Public Library Fundraiser Shindig Dance: Purchase tickets at 608-222-6127
Performing with Chirps Smith and Tom Conway, with calling by Dot Kent

Saturday, September 27, 2014
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park

Sunday, September 28, 2014
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Niles Public Library
6960 West Oakton St., Niles, IL
Old Time American Music as part of the Library's International Celebration

Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library
698 East Peru Street, Princeton, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Kenosha Public Library, Northside Branch
1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI
Songs from Carl Sandburg's "American Songbag"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Crete Public Library
1177 N. Main St., Crete, IL
Songs from Carl Sandburg's "American Songbag"

Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Geneva Public Library
127 James Street, Geneva, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Elgin Historical Society
Heritage Ballroom, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL
Background Civil War music for the Elgin Historical Society's Annual Benefit and Silent Auction

Friday, November 21, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL
Old-Time American Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Thornton Public Library
115 E. Margaret St., Thornton, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, December 7, 2014
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
113 Oak Street, North Aurora, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Schaumburg Township Library
130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer, in the lobby

Thursday, December 11, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Charles B. Phillips Public Library
6 N. Jackson St., Newark, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, December 13, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Flossmoor Public Library
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Monday, March 16, 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fremont Public Library
1170 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, April 25, 2015
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL
Songs from Carl Sandburg's "American Songbag", Music in the Stacks

Recent Past Gigs

Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Thursday, June 26, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 3 departures concourse
(Appearing with Steve Rosen and Tom Conway)

Friday, June 13, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Eisenhower Public Library
4613 N. Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL
Music from Carl Sandburg's "American Songbag"

Friday, May 30, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport International Terminal, arrivals level
(Appearing with Rebecca Unger and Tom Conway)

Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Sunday, April 6, 2014
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Ave, Elgin, IL
Background Civil War music for the opening reception for the Library's Lincoln: The Constitution and Civil War exhibit

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Monday, March 10, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Crestwood Public Library
4955 W.135th Street, Crestwood, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, March 9, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Woodridge Public Library
3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Thursday, January 30, 2014
AP US History Class
Chiarts High School,
Chicago, IL
Music of the Civil War

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Mount Prospect Public Library
10 South Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Monday, December 16, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 2 departures concourse
(Appearing with Tom Conway and Steve Rosen)
(Holiday Delights at the Airport)

Saturday, December 14, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
John Merlo Branch, Chicago Public Library
644 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Thursday, December 12, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, December 8, 2013
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Northfield Public Library
1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thornton Public Library
115 E. Margaret St., Thornton, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Thursday, December 5, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Verona Public Library
500 Silent Street, Verona, WI
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 1 baggage level
(Appearing with Tom Conway and Steve Rosen)
(Holiday Delights at the Airport)

Friday, November 22, 2013
Combined American Literature/US History Class
Glenbrook Academy
Glenview, IL
Music of the Civil War

Thursday, November 21, 2013
US History Classes
Maine South High School,
Park Ridge, IL
Music of the Civil War

Sunday, September 29, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lake Villa District Library
1001 E. Grand Avenue, Lake Villa, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, September 28, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Saturday, September 14, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Saturday, August 31, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Thursday, August 15, 2013
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Morris Area Public Library
604 Liberty Street, Morris, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, May 19, 2013
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Roselle Public Library
40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Friday, May 3, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 1
(Appearing with Rebecca Unger and Steve Rosen)

Sunday, March 17, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Westmont Public Library
428 N. Cass Ave, Westmont, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, March 16, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Berwyn Public Library
2701 S. Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, March 3, 2013
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library
11960 S. Pulaski, Alsip, IL
Ambient Music for the Library's Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road; Music Center (Building P) Room 205; Palatine, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Friday, February 15, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL
St. Patrick's Day (A Month Early) Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, January 20, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wauconda Area Public Library
801 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Thursday, December 13, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, December 9, 2012
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Northfield Public Library
1785 Orchard Lane, Northfield, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, December 2, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Woodridge Public Library
3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, December 1, 2012
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thornton Public Library
115 E. Margaret St., Thornton, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library
12838 S. Cicero, Alsip, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, October 27, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Berwyn Public Library
2701 S. Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, October 14, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oak Brook Public Library
600 Oak Brook Road, oak Brook, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Friday, October 12, 2012
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport, International Terminal
(Appearing with Rebecca Unger)
(Artist Month at the Airport)

Monday, September 24, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Town and Country Public Library
320 E. North Street, Elburn, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Sunday, July 22, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, July 21, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Caestecker Public Library
518 Hill Street, Green Lake, WI
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Friday, May 11, 2012
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 2
(Appearing with Rebecca Unger and Steve Rosen)

Sunday, April 29, 2012
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Winnetka Public Library
768 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, April 28, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ela Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Thursday, April 19, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Woodridge Public Library
3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL
Music from Carl Sandburg's "American Songbag"

p>Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Addison Public Library
4 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, April 14, 2012
2:00 pm –3:30 pm
McHenry Public Library
809 N. Front St (RT 31), McHenry, IL
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Huntley Area Public Library
11000Ruth Rd, Huntley, IL
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Thursday, April 12, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kenosha Public Library, Southwest Branch
7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fremont Public Library
1170 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Saturday, April 7, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park, IL
When That Great Ship Went Down: Music to Commemorate the Sinking of the Titanic

Sunday, March 18, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, March 4, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bloomingdale Public Library
101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, Febuary 11, 2012
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Riverside Public Library
1 Burling Road, Riverside, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Friday, December 9, 2011
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport Terminal 1
(Appearing with Rebecca Unger and Steve Rosen)
(Holiday Delights at the Airport)

Thursday, December 8, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crestwood Public Library
4955 W.135th Street, Crestwood, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, December 4, 2011
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Winnetka Public Library
768 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Sunday, November 27, 2011
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
McHenry Public Library
809 N. Front St (Rt 31), McHenry, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Monday, November 21, 2011
7:00 pm- 11:00 pm
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave, Chicago
Reception for Press Night for "The Christmas Schooner"

Sunday, November 20, 2011
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Friday, October 14, 2011
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chicago O'Hare Airport, International Terminal
(Appearing with Rebecca Unger)
(Artist Month at the Airport)

Sunday, October 9, 2011
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Skokie Public Library
5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
(Special guest appearance by Tim McCarthy)

Friday, September 23, 2011
9:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois Harvest of Resources Performers Showcase
Harold Washington Library Center,
400 S. State St, Chicago,IL
Private Event for Youth Services and School Librarians

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fremont Public Library
1170 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
(Special guest appearances by Tim McCarthy and Rebecca Unger)

Sunday, September 11, 2011
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Antioch Public Library
757 N. Main St St (Rt 83), McHenry, IL
Old-Time American Music

Saturday, September 10, 2011
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Plainfield River Days
west side of the DuPage River, downtown; Plainfield, IL
Art, music, and food along the river!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
(Special guest appearances by Tim McCarthy and Rebecca Unger)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
(Special guest appearances by Tim McCarthy and Rebecca Unger)

Saturday, July 9, 2011
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL
(Special guest appearances by Tim McCarthy and Rebecca Unger)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Sunday, May 1, 2011
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch
3395 Black Road, Joliet, IL
Music for Civil War Days Encampment

Saturday, April 30, 2011
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch
3395 Black Road, Joliet, IL
Music for Civil War Days Encampment

Thursday, April 14, 2011
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Middleton Public Library
7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Saturday, April 9, 2011
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Caestecker Public Library
518 Hill Street, Green Lake, WI
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cullen's Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winnetka Public Library
768 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL
The Music of Thomas Hardy

Thursday, March 17, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exmoor Country Club
700 Vine Avenue, Highland Park, IL
Music for St. Patrick's Day Buffet Dinner

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Aspen Drive Library
701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane, Grayslake, IL
Coffee Break: St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Thursday, March 10, 2011
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
Benefit for Chicago Friends School
for information: 773-442-2371

Thursday, March 10, 2011
10:00 pm – 11:00 am
Crystal Lake Public Library
126 Paddock Street, Crystal Lake, IL
PACES Program: St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Saturday, December 18, 2010
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
Third Saturday Coffeehouse
Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street. Oak Park, IL
(open mic at 8:00 pm)

Monday, December 13, 2010
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen) Chicago O'Hare Airport, terminal 3
(Holiday Delights at the Airport)

Sunday, December 12, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Antioch Public Library
757 North Main Street (Rte 83), Antioch, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fremont Public Library
1170 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL
Winter Holiday Music on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, December 5, 2010
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Kenosha Public Library, Southwest Branch
7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI
Winter Holiday Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, December 4, 2010
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lyons Public Library
4209 Joliet Avenue, Lyons, IL
Winter Holiday Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, November 14, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Neenah Public Library
240 East Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, November 7, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Geneva Public Library
127 James Street, Geneva, IL
Music of the Civil War on Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, October 30, 2010
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery
300 S. Main St, Verona, WI
Tuvalu is a wonderful fair trade coffeehouse and gallery featuring local artists and artisans from around the world.Stop in for some great coffee or tea; a bite to eat; check out the gallery; and listen to my music!

Monday, October 25, 2010
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Friday, October 15, 2010
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Rock Island Cafe
303 N. Commercial St, Neenah, WI
Rock Island Cafe is a first-class coffee and tea bar. Stop in for some great coffee or tea; a bite to eat; and listen to my music! Opening act at 7:30

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Friday, October 1, 2010
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen) Chicago O'Hare Airport, terminal 3
(Artist Month at the Airport)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Monday, August 30, 2010
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
CJ Arthur's
1168 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL

Saturday, August 28, 2010
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Eyed Rabbit
(Phil Passen and Patricia McMillen)
Grounds for Appeal
3242 South Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL

Saturday, August 28, 2010
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Saturday, August 14, 2010
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery
300 S. Main St, Verona, WI
Tuvalu is a wonderful fair trade coffeehouse and gallery featuring local artists and artisans from around the world.Stop in for some great coffee or tea; a bite to eat; check out the gallery; and listen to my music!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
3:30 pm — 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Andersonville Farmers Market
On Berwyn between Clark and Ashland
(performing with Rebecca Unger and Ellen Shepard)

Friday, August 6, 2010
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood
(performing with Patricia McMillen)

Friday, July 16, 2010
1:30 pm — 3:30 pm
Winnetka Sidewalk Sale
at the gazebo in Hubbard Woods, just north of Tower Road on Green Bay Rd
(performing with Patricia McMillen)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
3:30 pm — 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
Andersonville Farmers Market
On Berwyn between Clark and Ashland
(performing with Rebecca Unger and Ellen Shepard)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park

Saturday, June 12, 2010
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park

Sunday, May 23, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Appleton Public Library
225 N. Oneida St, Appleton, WI
Music of the Civil War

Saturday, May 15, 2010
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green City Market
South End of Lincoln Park
(performing with Rebecca Unger)

Thursday, April 15, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kenosha Public Library, Northside Branch
1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI
The Music of Thomas Hardy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fremont Public Library
1170 North Midlothian Road, Mundelein, IL
The Music of Thomas Hardy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lyons Public Library
4209 Joliet Avenue, Lyons, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Sunday, March 14, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, March 13, 2010
7:00 pm
House Concert, Chicago, IL
performing with Patricia McMillen

Saturday, March 13, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Niles Public Library
6960 West Oakton Street, Niles, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Barrington Area Library
505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Monday, March 8, 2010
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lake Bluff Public Library
123 E. Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Saturday, March 6, 2010
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Palatine Public Library
700 N. North Court, Palatine, IL
St. Patrick's Day Music on the Hammered Dulcimer

Friday, February 26, 2010
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Grand of Grand Haven
22 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, MI
The Grand is a great restaurant, featuring seafood, steaks, sushi, and oyster bar. Stop in for dinner or a drink and hear some of my music!

Saturday, February 27, 2010
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
White Crow Conservatory of Music
3736 Mackinaw, Saginaw, MI
The White Crow is a great performance venue, music shop, and school. Stop in even if you can't make my show!