Book Giveaway: All Together Singing in the Kitchen by The Nields

All Together Singing in the Kitchen
by Nerissa Nields & Katryna Nields
Foreword by Dan Zanes

This new title by the Nields comes with a CD of 30 songs, and includes the Nields' charming illustrations, popular song lyrics, games, and more. This book will help parents and their kids slow down their hectic pace and stay in tune as a family! Find out how you can enter to win below.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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:

  1. CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting “Like” below
  2. 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
  3. FULL NAME and where you
  4. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town to be eligible.
  5. ACCURATE EMAIL IN THE EMAIL FIELD BELOW (we never share your email address).
  6. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 09/14/11 @ 7pm (EST).

18 Comments

  1. September 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Congratulations to:

    • Anna Pearlman of Florence, MA
    • Jaclyn Stevenson of Lenox, MA

    Both Anna and Jaclyn have won a paperback copy of All Together Singing in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Make and Listen to Music as a Family and should email their mailing address to hilltownfamilies@gmail.com to receive their free copies in the mail.

    Thank you to everyone who share their favorite way to spend an entire day in Western MA with their family! So many great suggestions, including:

    “I was born and raised Western MA, and I LOVE it here. So much to do, you could fill a whole year, let alone a day. It’s hard to choose but one of my favorite days in Western MA would go something like this. Head out promptly in the AM, stop at Elmer’s for tea and some yummy baked good. Head to Pittsfield and go to Berkshire Museum. Pick-up lunch at Bagels Too and eat it at Pontussic Lake. Go up Mt. Greylock, hike a few of the summit trails, then back down the mountain and into North Adams to the Natural Bridge. I would have said take Rte 2 back home, but due to Irene, I won’t be able to take that drive anytime in the near future.” – Carrie Cranston of Ashfield, MA

    “Go for a hike at the Quabbin, then head over to Northampton for the Tuesday farmers market. Finish it up with a $1 ice cream at CJs Restaurant in Palmer.” – Amanda Saklad of Belchertown, MA

    “In the morning: visit the Lupa Zoo and say hi to the bears, Geoffrey the Giraffe, and all the other animals. Come home for lunch and a nap for 2yo. In the afternoon, ride our bikes out to Flayvor’s of Cook Farm for ice cream and say hi to the cows and the chickens.” – Jennifer Page of Amherst, MA

  2. Melanie said,

    September 17, 2011 at 8:23 am

    When will you announce the winners?

  3. Liz Burnworth, Northampton said,

    September 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Swimming and hiking at DAR

  4. Jessica said,

    September 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

    there is so much great kids’ music here, we can be found at whatever music event there is.

    Jessica Morris
    Northampton MA

  5. Carrie Cranston said,

    September 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I was born and raised Western MA, and I LOVE it here. So much to do, you could fill a whole year, let alone a day. It’s hard to choose but one of my favorite days in Western MA would go something like this. Head out promptly in the AM, stop at Elmer’s for tea and some yummy baked good. Head to Pittsfield and go to Berkshire Museum. Pick-up lunch at Bagels Too and eat it at Pontussic Lake. Go up Mt. Greylock, hike a few of the summit trails, then back down the mountain and into North Adams to the Natural Bridge. I would have said take Rte 2 back home, but due to Irene, I won’t be able to take that drive anytime in the near future.

    Carrie Cranston, Ashfield, MA

  6. Melanie said,

    September 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

    In the winter, we like to go to Berkshire East to go skiiing. Our 3 1/2 year old started this winter. In the summer, we pick strawberries and blueberries. From May to October, we spend a lot of time at our CSA, Mountain View Farm, in Easthampton. We also love to discover “new” playgrounds throughout our travels.

    Melanie Courtemanche
    Easthampton

  7. susan godard said,

    September 11, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    We love anything outdoors, farming, walking, the fairs, everything!
    Susan godard
    Florence, ma

  8. September 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Apple picking in the fall!

    Anna Pearlman
    Florence, MA

  9. dave cahn said,

    September 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Berry picking!

    Dave Cahn
    Florence, MA

  10. writerjax said,

    September 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Greenfield! Tour of Energy Park, hike up to Poet’s Seat Tower, vintage book store stops and lunch :)

    jaclyn stevenson – lenox

  11. Amanda Saklad said,

    September 6, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Go for a hike at the Quabbin, then head over to Northampton for the Tuesday farmers market. Finish it up with a $1 ice cream at CJs Restaurant in Palmer.

    Amanda Saklad
    Belchertown, MA

  12. Jennifer said,

    September 6, 2011 at 6:31 am

    In the morning: visit the Lupa Zoo and say hi to the bears, Geoffrey the Giraffe, and all the other animals. Come home for lunch and a nap for 2yo. In the afternoon, ride our bikes out to Flayvor’s of Cook Farm for ice cream and say hi to the cows and the chickens.
    ~Jennifer Page, Amherst

  13. September 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve taken Stephen & Peter to see the Nields in Western Mass many times, including Jan For the Van!

    Bruce Palmatier
    Quincy, MA
    KPalmatier@aol.com

  14. September 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve taken Stephen & Peter to see the Nields in Western Mass many times, including Jam For the Van!

  15. Sara said,

    September 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Swimming, canoeing (and if we time it right blueberry picking) at the DAR

    Sara Barry, Haydenville

  16. kelli ann said,

    September 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Some of my favourite days have been in Western MA! The day we went to MASS MOCA was one, and the awesome Spring Meltdown music extravaganza was another. Hope to get back there soon!

  17. Libby Maxey said,

    September 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    We love to take a picnic and go hiking (or snowshoeing!) on the trails in the wooded hills of our neighborhood.

    Libby Maxey
    Conway, MA

  18. Glenda Spurling said,

    September 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    We enjoy hiking around in the early autumn, lunch at the Snack Shack in Williamsburg, taking a brisk walk through town before the kids go to bed… it is so easy to make a full day here in Western Mass. there are things to do around every corner.
    Glenda Spurling- Ashfield


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