Old Songs Festival - Music With Roots
Now in its 33rd year, The 3-day Old Songs Festival celebrates music with roots including traditional folk, Celtic, blues, Gospel, old-time and world music. In addition to three concerts there are 120 daytime workshops given by performers. Also featured: participatory dancing, a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children's activity area.
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Although Archie Fisher is a legendary figure in the Scottish folk music world -- everybody's favorite singer and an enormously influential presence both musically and philosophically -- he has remained largely unknown to the greater pop music mainstream....
The songs of the working class, justice, and the environment are combined with songs of romance and interpersonal relationships by Magpie, a duo featuring Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner....
With his deep, resonating voice and melodic six- and 12-string guitar fingerpicking, Gordon Bok has been the leading purveyor of the music of the sea for nearly half a century. Although he has often preferred to spend his time in his workshop in Maine, working on wood sculptures, his albums and performances are always eagerly awaited by his many fans....
b. Margaret Boyle, 24 December 1956, Battersea, London, England. Boyle came from a traditional Irish background, and was brought up in the London Irish community. She was taught to play and sing by her father, Paddy Boyle (b....
Born in Genoa, Italy, Beppe Gambetta has become one of Europe's foremost guitarists in American idioms. He began by playing in a classical orchestra for plectrum instruments, but moved to American music when he founded the Italian bluegrass band Red Wine....
The traditional balladry of American and British folk music is resurrected through the performances of deep-voiced folk singer Scott Alarik. Accompanying himself with finger-picked guitar melodies, Alarik successfully captures the storytelling aspects of his tunes....
Iconic singer and accordion player, From the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry
b. Sara Lee Grey, 22 March 1940, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Playing banjo, dulcimer and autoharp, Grey is a well qualified performer and folklorist. Between 1958 and 1968, she studied theatre arts and music, achieving a B....
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri is a Brooklyn native who grew up as almost assuredly the only bluegrass banjo player on his block. His lifelong interest in 20th century American music led him from finger-style Country and Ragtime guitar, through Blues, to Tin Pan Alley and Jazz....
Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator. From concert halls like the Lincoln Center in New York, to coffee houses, festivals, spiritual communities and schools, Joe Jencks has spent the last seven years touring full time....
Born in 1945. Heather Wood has performed in the band named 'The Young Tradition'.
Canadian flutist Chris Norman, who has been hailed at "a flute player of spectacular & imaginative virtuosity"--The New Yorker--presents a Workshop 4-6 pm, Concert 7-8 pm, and Jam Session....
Beth's vocal style is unique in the dance world. Her ability to sing the calls makes for an exciting blending of music and calls which she accomplishes with both clarity and musical integrity....
This self made fool brings 34 years of experience of delivering laughter to people of all ages through silent physical comedy, juggling, magic and music.
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