What’s New With Hugh             This page was last updated 1/30/18.

Lots happening in the new year! In addition to my regular visits to early childhood programs in the Boston area, I’ve been busy at ACMi, the community access cable station in Arlington, MA. We’ll be taping the final two episodes of half-hour singalong shows this week to complete the current season of Songs from the Circle. This latest eight-part series will air on ACMi’s Education Channel in the spring, along with shows from the previous seasons. I will also be installing many of the shows on my YouTube channel, which will be up and running in the spring. Check here for the details. It’s been great fun recording these shows with the children and teachers from A Place To Grow, the early childhood program across the street from the station. You can view some of the shows from past seasons at www.acmi.tv. Click on the WATCH tab at the top; select the ON-DEMAND option under the WATCH NOW column on the left and scroll down to Children’s Programming.

Now is the time when I schedule most of my summer work, and the calendar is beginning to fill with family concerts and singalong programs at libraries and community events. I’ll be adding dates to the list below as I schedule them, so keep checking. If you are interested in scheduling a program (visit the Music Programs page) in your community, please have your children’s librarian, town rec department or ece program get in touch; there are still summer dates available.


I’ll be traveling to Fredericksburg, VA, in early March to present Songs for Circle Time . . . or Anytime!, a music/play workshop for early childhood educators, at the annual VAAEYC Conference. Other than that trip, I’ll be around New England until the end of the summer.

Keep singing!

The following appearances are open to the public. The programs at libraries often require registration. Please call ahead to inquire.

Saturday, February 3   Regent Theater, Arlington, MA, 10:30 AM
Saturday, April 28   Marion Art Center, Marion, MA, 3:00 PM
Friday, May 25   Cambridge Public Library, Collins Branch, Cambridge, MA, 10:30 AM
Monday, June 25   Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA, 10:00 AM
Monday, June 25   Boyden Library, Foxboro, MA, 11:15 AM
June TBA   Abington Public Library, Abington, MA, 10:30 AM
Friday, June 25   Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA, 11:00 AM