All Together Singing in the Kitchen
by Nerissa Nields & Katryna Nields
Foreword by Dan Zanes
We’re thrilled to announce that our very own Western MA folk duo, sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields, have just released their new book, All Together Singing in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Make and Listen to Music as a Family… and Hilltown Families has two copies to giveaway to two lucky families! Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 09/14/11 @ 7pm (EST). Details below.
ABOUT All Together Singing in the Kitchen
Sisters Nerissa & Katryna Nields, have been performing as a folk-rock/singer-songwriter act known as The Nields for 20 years now. They have toured North America and have 15 CDs released into the world on major labels, indie labels and our own labels. They love making music for audiences and continue to do that, but in recent years, realized their life’s mission is really about teaching people how to make their own music. Several years ago, after adding four kids to their families, they began releasing kids/family CDs and a DVD. They now teach popular HooteNanny classes for toddlers/preschoolers in Western MA, and this book sprang from that program. This book is meant to show every parent (or grandparent) that they do have musical abilities to share with the children in their lives. It’s a lovely, empowering book and Nerissa & Katryna have a lifetime of experience to share.
In All Together Singing in the Kitchen you’ll find all the tools you need for family music making along with CD of 30 songs… you don’t need to know a thing about music to get started. Filled with songs (with lyrics, chords, and audio recordings) to get you singing, musical games to get you dancing, and tips on playing instruments to get you grooving, this book will help you make music a larger part of your family’s life, from playtime to bedtime. – Making music with your family practically guarantees a lifetime of distinct, memorable, warm moments of togetherness.
- Monday, Sept 12th
4-5:30pm – Nerissa & Katryna Nields’ All Together Singing In The Kitchen Book Release Party (mini concert, craft project, singing games): The Nields will perform a brief concert in the Whole Foods Market cafe from 4-4:30, followed by a demo featured in their book about making drums made out of tin cans (provided by Whole Foods) for families to bring home, plus a round of singing games featured in the book and, finally, signing of their new books – one day ahead of its official release date. 413-586-9932. 327 Russell St., Hadley, MA (FREE)
- Tuesday, Sept 20th
7–8:30pm – Nerissa & Katryna Nields’ All Together Singing In The Kitchen Book Reading, Performance, Signing will happen at Broadside Books. 413-586-423. 247 Main St., Northampton, MA (FREE)
HOW TO WIN
Your chance to win a paperback copy of All Together Singing in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Make and Listen to Music as a Family is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! And your chances are doubled as we have two copies to giveaway!
To enter to win simply:
- CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting “Like” below
- TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND AN ENTIRE DAY IN WESTERN MA WITH THE FAMILY (any season) below (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
- FULL NAME and where you
- LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town to be eligible.
- ACCURATE EMAIL IN THE EMAIL FIELD BELOW (we never share your email address).
- We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 09/14/11 @ 7pm (EST).