The 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, 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
A Music 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
An illustrated lecture on early Albany-Troy piano makers by piano conservator and historian Wally Stock has been set for Tuesday, March 13th, from 7 to 8 pm, in Kinderhook.
The lecture will include makers in Albany, Troy, and Nassau during the period from 1830’s through the 1890’s. Continue reading
Traditional 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 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
Judge 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
The Kurpil Family Fiddlers will perform at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County, on Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm.
They will perform fiddle music while intermingling local fiddle music history, song history and the origins of fiddling. Continue reading
On 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
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Tom Lindsay, who performs with Michael Eck as the folk duo Lost Radio Rounders, has songs from American Presidential elections going back to an 1840 musical tribute to Martin Van Buren. You can listen to the podcast here. Continue reading