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An Afternoon of ‘Revolutionary Tunes’ in Warwick


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hathorn house illustrationThe Salmagundi Consort is set to present an introduction to popular music of the Hudson Valley in the late 18th century at Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick, Orange County, NY, on Sunday, June 3 at 2 pm.

Gene Tozzi (hammer dulcimore), Jane Barsumian (violin) and Sona Hairabedian (cello) combine music with reenactment, interspersing their concert with accounts of musical performance of the period. Continue reading

A Musical History of the Lower East Side


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musical history of the lower east sideA Musical History of the Lower East Side, presented by Charles R. Hale has been set for Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm at the American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Avenue, New York, NY. Charles R. Hale has developed a reputation as a storyteller who blends imagery and performance art to create uniquely New York experiences.

This concert will present songs reflecting the historically rich ethnicity of the New York City’s Lower East Side. The cast will perform Irish laments, Yiddish and Ladino music, operatic and Neopolitan songs, German lied, jazz and blues, all representative of the ethnic groups who have passed through the Lower East Side. The show will also include images and historical narration provided by Charles. Continue reading

Newburgh Historical Society Concert Planned


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pianoforteMusic for Mother’s Day concert featuring nineteenth-century music has been set for Saturday, May 12th at 2 pm, at the 1830 Captain David Crawford House, located on 189 Montgomery Street in Newburgh, NY.

Music will be performed lived by Christopher Brellochs, Cynthia Peterson, and Elizabeth Gerbi. The trio specializes in music of nineteenth century America, developing programs that capture the unique history of each mansion where they perform. Continue reading

Instrumental Stories Exhibit Opens In Canton, Feb 17


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Family banjo uke with homemade tailpieceTraditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) has announced the opening of its next major exhibition, Instrumental Stories, is set for February 17, 2018.

This exhibit, curated by TAUNY Director of Research and Programs Camilla Ammirati, features new and heirloom instruments made and/or used in Northern New York; the people who make and keep them; and how they connect people to their heritage, to living regional traditions, and to each other. Continue reading

The Irish and the Erie Event in Utica


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Craobh DuganThe Oneida County History Center will host a musical celebration with local Irish cultural group Craobh Dugan, on Saturday, October 21 at 1 pm.

“The Irish & the Erie” shares the story of how the Irish immigrants helped to build the Erie Canal in an entertaining one hour presentation featuring the traditional Irish music they played and songs they sang. This event is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Lost Newburgh Composer Willie Fullerton


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Fullerton MansionJudge Fullerton’s brick, Italianate home has quietly presided over the northern end of Grand Street in Newburgh, New York, since 1868, but the once-famous trial lawyer has long since been forgotten. Visitors sometimes inquire about ghosts or secret passageways or buried caches of coins. I tell them all the same thing: the real treasure is in the history. In this respect, I have been richly rewarded.

Hidden away beneath the visible architecture was a cornucopia of stories. Some took place on the historical stage; others on theatrical stages; some were once known to the world at large, at a time when telegraph wires strung along railroad lines turned locally-printed newspapers into “mass media”; others are deeply personal, private stories of success, failure and loss.

But above all, I found Willie. Continue reading

A History of American Women in Song Performance


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linda russellOn Saturday, March 11, Historic Huguenot Street will host a performance by Linda Russell in honor of Women’s History Month in the Crispell Memorial French Church.

Russell’s performance, “A History of American Women in Song,” will explore the role of women’s lives in society from the 18th century to the 19th Amendment, featuring broadsides, laments, murder ballads, love songs, parlor melodies, and suffrage anthems that reflect the changing status of women in society. Continue reading