Natural Born Storyteller

Sunday, October 10 | 5:00 PM at The Farmstand in Tamworth, NH Celebrated around the world as the author of On Golden Pond—and we’ve got big news coming on that shorefront and bigger news, too—as most of you know, Ernest has written innumerable other FILMS and TV PROJECTS, more than three dozen PLAYS as well as a few NOVELS. And a whole lotta SONGS. Come join Ernest and one of his favorite collaborators, local legend

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“Please Put On Your Mask” – NEW RELEASE

Oscar winner Ernest Thompson, award-winning composer Joe Deleault and Boston’s hottest singer-songwriter Samantha Farrell have done it again. Their newest collaboration—”Please Put On Your Mask”—will make you want to move to the groove and put it on (watch video below). Masks are more important than ever. Please spread the word. Share the video. Or make your own. A song for our times, now available at Bandcamp and coming soon to iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

Got a Song You Want to Write?

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 2-5 PM Don’t miss your chance to hear two prolific professional songwriters share their process. Oscar winner Ernest Thompson and award-winning composer Joe Deleault have collaborated with legends, including Carly Simon and world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster. Their work has been recorded by luminaries such as multi-Grammy nominee Joan Osborne, SNL’s resident singer Christine Ohlman and the one and only Mighty Sam McClain. The alchemy of Ernest Thompson’s lyrics turned into musical

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Fall Concert ~ October 21

SOLD OUT! October 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm Don’t miss the chance to see Ernest and local legend Ray Porcell live on stage at The Back Room at The Mill, in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Ray will be debuting their new songs and playing favorites from the first two CDs*, including “Brontë Brook” (watch video), as well as singing a few standards, such as John Lennon’s painfully timely “Imagine” and Leonard Cohen’s equally poignant “Hallelujah.”

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West Coast Premiere – June 9

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ MUSIC VIDEO New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles Thursday, June 9 | 9:00 PM If you’re going to be on the West Coast this summer and haven’t watched the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by New England’s rock and blues legend Justin Jaymes, don’t miss this chance to see it on the big screen. Selected by the New Media Film Festival, “You Are Loved” will screen on Thursday, June 9 at 9:00 pm at The

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NH Magazine – June 2016

MUSIC REVIEW: Ernest Thompson and Ray Porcell ~ The duo have two new albums BY RICK BROUSSARD He’s famous as the Academy Award-winning writer of the screen adaptation of his own world-famous stage play, “On Golden Pond,” but Ernest Thompson of New Hampton courts his muse wherever he finds her. While he’s been creating feature-length movies and plays, he’s also been scripting hundreds of stories that are best viewed on the tender screen of the

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Watch Newly Released Music Video!

BRONTË BROOK Lyrics by Ernest Thompson Composed and performed by Ray Porcell From The Journey Goes On CD, this video, directed and shot by Oscar winner Ernest Thompson, is a love story and who doesn’t like a love story, even a sad one? The song introduces us to a couple who fell in love when they were young. The woman saved the man’s life with her sacred touch, the lyric goes, and he holds her close, long

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New CD Launch: April 17

ONE SHOW ONLY! Ray Porcell and Oscar Winner Ernest Thompson Launch New CD and Premiere New Music Video – Sunday, April 17 | 2:00 pm – Longtime singer-songwriter Ray Porcell and Academy Award-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND Ernest Thompson will launch their new CD on April 17 at 2:00 pm at the historic Pitman’s Freight Room, in Laconia, NH. Sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Energysavers of Meredith, this event is a rare opportunity to see

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FREE Music Video Screening: Sept 20

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ SCREENING MIFF By-the-Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 PM If you haven’t seen the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by Maine’s own Justin Jaymes, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a 60-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” Working with collaborators from Carly Simon to Natalie MacMaster, Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson has

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“You Are Loved” Music Video Review

FUSE FILM REVIEW: AT THE MAINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST ~ by Paul Dervis Sunday was Richard Gere day at this year’s Maine International Film Festival (through July 19): the prolific actor starred in two decidedly atypical Gere movies. Wedged in between these showcases was a new, locally filmed music video written and directed by MIFF favorite Ernest Thompson, the writer of On Golden Pond as well as West Side Waltz. Thompson has been running an

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