John & Ursula Papp

John & Ursula Papp

Our Feature Performer in September will be John & Ursula Papp

John & Ursula Papp met at a Folk Festival in the early 90’s and have been a duo ever since. They married in a Country and Western/Buddhist ceremony in 2002. John has been writing songs since he was in high school, and Ursula has been singing most of her life.

Together they are like silk and sand. Well-versed in the folk tradition, they like to feature songs by such little-known songwriters as Dave Carter, David Francey, and a guy named Dylan, as well as many of John’s own compositions.

How it works. Signup  begins at 6:30pm and the music begins at 7pm. Performers are encouraged to sign up for an open mike slot. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each performer’s slot usually consists of 2 songs or 10 minutes, whichever comes first. Performers can reserve a slot up to a week ahead (no earlier) by emailing dave@meetinghousestage.com.

Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like all things in life, there are Rules. Each month we will have a feature performer who will get a longer, 30-minute slot. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.

Equipment: We have a small PA, five microphones, and two instrument cables that provide sound reinforcement. A nice old upright piano is available for use as well.

Dates: Usually held on the second Friday of each month. Consult the Calendar page to make sure that the open mike is being held during any particular month. Occasionally we may need to move the date for a given month, depending on availability of the venue. For example, in October we’ll always be on the third Friday, and in July we are typically outdoors at the Rindge Historical Society on the afternoon of the first or second Saturday. There is no Meeting House Stage during the month of December.


6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire

Click here for map and directions.

Contact info:
David Lister: dave@meetinghousestage.com