Holiday folk concert returns to Concord

 Musical duo Susie Burke and Kent Allyn joined with sideman extraordinaire Steve Roy.

 Musical duo Susie Burke and Kent Allyn joined with sideman extraordinaire Steve Roy. Courtesy

Published: 11-28-2023 1:42 PM

Three of New England’s finest present an evening of holiday music and folk favorites, as longtime musical compatriots Susie Burke and Kent Allyn join with sideman extraordinaire Steve Roy to bring their popular Holiday Folk Concert back to the Concord Community Music School on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Over 20 years ago, singer and guitarist Susie Burke and her husband, guitarist, mandolinist and composer David Surette, began a series of annual holiday concerts with pianist, guitarist, and bassist Kent Allyn, and the shows soon became a beloved part of many people’s holiday tradition. David passed away in December 2021, leaving very large shoes to fill, and is deeply missed by so many. This year, Susie and Kent called on multi-instrumentalist Steve Roy, one of David’s great pals and very favorite musical collaborators, to join them for four holiday shows. The concerts will feature selections from Susie, David, and Kent’s holiday CD release “Wonderland,” alongside a repertoire ranging from centuries-old traditional carols to unique takes on modern holiday classics. With influences and styles ranging from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, blues to Broadway and beyond, this trio presents seasonal repertoire with heart, humor, flair, and energy.

Concord Community Music School provides a broad array of music education, performance, and engagement opportunities to people of all ages. The School is conveniently located in downtown Concord at 23 Wall St. Learn more at

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