Heritage Folk Music presents Rick Nestler in a concert of "Songs of the Hudson River School of Folk Music" on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Kiersted House, 119 Main Street, Saugerties. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served.
Dom Pirone of the Hudson River Fishermen calls Rick Nestler "a real Hudson River Troubadour." Joe Franklin of WOR-TV calls him "the Hudson River Balladeer." Pete Seeger called Rick, "the Terror of the River, raffish Rick Nestler."
A Coast Guard licensed Master, an actor, a singer and a songwriter, Rick has learned the arts of the chantyman working aboard large traditionally rigged vessels such as the sloop Clearwater, the schooner Voyager and the square rigged ship HMAV Bounty. He has appeared at folk festivals and coffeehouses throughout the Northeast as well as Mystic Seaport and South Street Seaport Museums. Rick has one album to his credit called, "Spending My Days". One song from that album, "The River That Flows Both Ways", has been recorded by both Joe Heukerott and Pete Seeger while another tune, "Bar Song" was recently recorded by an old friend, Ray Chesna. Rick is now working on a new album of maritime music.
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Contact: Pat Lamanna, 845-452-4013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HERITAGE FOLK MUSIC PRESENTS PAT LAMANNA AND LYDIA ADAMS DAVIS MARCH 16
In honor of Women’s History Month, Heritage Folk Music presents Pat Lamanna and Lydia Adams Davis singing songs of the Abolitionist, Temperance and Women’s Suffrage movements on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. at Kiersted House, 119 Main Street, Saugerties, N.Y.
Dressed in period garb, Pat and Lydia will sing songs, often to well-known tunes, from each of these movements and relate their histories. Many of the songs were sung in the Hudson Valley by local women espousing the causes of the abolition of slavery, prohibition of alcohol, and the right of women to vote. These seemingly disparate causes were intertwined in many interesting and surprising ways.
Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
For more information contact Pat Lamanna at 845-452-4013 or email@example.com.
Attached is a flier to print out and post, and a picture for the media.
10/9/2011 Forsyth Park Zoo. Animal songs with Jim Donnelly.
10/10/2011 Monday lunchtime 12-1 at the Inquiring Mind Bookstore in Saugerties, NY Instrumentals and folksongs on guitar and cittern.
10/15/2011 Woodstock Historic Society 2-4 pm. Solo performance of regional and historic songs and tunes.
10/21/2011 Amenia Historical Society with Veteran's in a New Field - regional civil war era music.
11/6/2011 Half Moon Bookstore, Kingston, NY with Veteran's in a New Field. - regional civil war era music.
11/23/2011 Elsie's Place, Corner of Route 208 & Route 300, (845) 895-8975 Wallkill, NY. With Jim Donnelly. It's the night before Thanksgiving, so we'll be playing a mix of harvest music.
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Organization: Heritage Folk Music
Telephone: (845) 594-4412
Heritage Folk Music presents "Juneteenth" -The Dutchess Antislavery Singers
On June 19th, from 3-5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY 12401. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This program will use music to trace the history of antislavery, with special emphasis on the Mid-Hudson Valley and the Underground Railroad.
Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Although originating in Texas, the celebration has spread all over the country. (It is reported that there were Juneteenth celebrations in Albany, NY.) For a complete history of Juneteenth, go to http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm
The Dutchess Antislavery Singers are part of the Mid Hudson Anti-Slavery Project and perform abolitionist music written between 1833 and 1863. Set to hymns, patriotic and popular tunes, these pieces were sung at abolitionist conventions and rallies around the North. The Singers perform in period clothing, circa 1860. Their program will trace the rise of the inter-racial antislavery movement from its religious origins to its political clout in the 1850s, drawing in turn on hymns, patriotic tunes, parlor music, and even minstrel tunes.
The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY 12401 on Sunday June 19th. 3-5 pm. Admission is $8.
Heritage Folk Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to collect, preserve, document, display and interpret the regional and historic folk music, folklore and oral history of New York State, including specifically the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River Valley. For more information contact Bob Lusk at (845) 594-4412 or visit http://heritageconcerts.blogspot.com/
Musicians are needed to support the Golden Hill Health Care Faciltiy. There hopefully will be a rally this Sunday on the green in Woodstock from 1-3. I will be away myself, but if anyone is interested in playing, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch with the coordinators. Bob
IT'S "JAMMIN AT THE CABOOSE" TIME AGAIN…
GONNA GIVE TUESDAY A TRY AND START AT 7:00
TUESDAY MARCH 8TH
A MUSICAL JAM FEST/PARTY TO BUGGER OFF WINTER
PLAY OLD TIMEY/BLUEGRASS/JUG/JAZZ/CELTIC/BLUES
HAVE A BEER, CHIPS AND DIPS, MAYBE ANOTHER BEER
SINGING, DANCING AND STOMPING ENCOURAGED
AT "BREAD AND BREAKFAST"
IN THE RED CABOOSE IN ARKVILLE ON ROUTE 28 (just 23 minutes from Phoenicia)
ON YOUR RIGHT JUST AFTER THE RAILROAD TRACKS
STARTS AT 7:00 PM A NEW TIME **********
I hope you're all doing well and staying warm amidst the snow. I'm writing to invite you to a special event.
On Sunday, February 27, the Mid-Hudson Antislavery Singers are leading an Abolitionist Sing-Along. For the past couple of years, I've been working on a songbook that will (eventually!) include 33 antislavery pieces, set for performance. On Feb. 27 we are going to gather a big group to sing about a dozen of these pieces, with a bit of historical commentary from me, and direction and accompaniment by First Congregational Church's immensely talented music director, Michael Golzmane.
Much of the music is a cappella but some has accompaniment and anyone who wishes to bring a banjo, fiddle, or other instrument and join in, is most welcome! (Note that I have so far scored only for piano.) The tunes range from Sacred Harp hymns to folk songs and patriotic pieces. Included will be "Sojourner Truth's Hymn," and also several lively minstrel tunes that were borrowed by the abolitionists for the cause of racial justice.
An invitation is attached. Please feel free to pass it along to one and all, who may be interested. You'll see that we will have two sitters on hand (experienced Vassar students) who will provide popcorn and a movie ("Ratatouille") for young kids, so parents can participate. We'll sing from 3 to 5 pm and then share a potluck supper afterward, for those who are able to linger awhile.
We're hopeful that a few of the participants may feel inspired, in the longer term, to join the Antislavery Singers and help us share this music occasionally in local schools and public venues. (If so, we have a frock coat or hoop skirt for you!) But that is definitely NOT expected. We're getting a big group together just for one afternoon, to enjoy and celebrate the music.
The location, as you'll see on the flyer, is First Congregational Church/UCC in Poughkeepsie--westbound 44/55 arterial, the brick church with the tall cedar-shingle steeple, on the right, just past Mill House Panda restaurant.
Hope you can join us!
All best wishes,
Well it's that time again, the second Wednesday of the month, that means that we will all be gathering at New World Home cooking at 7 PM tomorrow. The purpose is to sing a few sea chanties and drink a few beers. So join us and it looks like it will not SNOW this time, shocking - Gus
THERE IS ONE THING STRONGER
Statement from Veterans For Peace
Regarding current events in Northern Africa
January 30, 2011
Events unfolding in Tunisia and Egypt hold much hope for the people of that region and indeed the entire world. What do those events show us?
· The demonstrations are succeeding because in the main people are relying on the power of nonviolence. People are demonstrating nonviolently and young troops are refusing to violently stop them.
· Two weeks ago, few people thought the events in Tunisia and Egypt could ever happen, but they are happening.
In northern Africa, the words of Victor Hugo have come to life. "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: and that is an idea whose time has come."
There is absolutely no reason Victor Hugo's words can't come to life in our own country.
· A clear majority of U.S. troops and U.S. residents oppose the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq but few believe we can bring the killing to a swift conclusion.
· If a small percentage of U.S. troops refused to fight and an even smaller percentage of U.S. residents halted business as usual by simply staying home from work and school, the killing would end.
Anyone who thinks Hugo's words are only a dream today in Egypt or America, should be aware of what has already come to pass in Egypt, as in so many other places since then.
In Egypt, grassroots organizing during World War I led to a demand, only two days after the November 11 armistice in 1918, for a meeting to discuss independence with the head of the British forces that had occupied Egypt for 36 years.
The British refused, but the growing movement refused to back down. When four of its leaders were arrested in March, 1919 trying to represent Egypt at the Versailles Treaty talks, people began a general uprising.
All social classes participated. Organizers adopted as their symbol the "Crescent and the Cross," uniting majority Muslims and minority Coptic Christians. Within a week Egypt was economically paralyzed by strikes of every sort. The protests were mainly nonviolent in the cities but when the British tried to suppress the demonstrations violently, 800 Egyptians and nearly 30 British soldiers were killed by that summer.
Years later, Egyptian women chose March 16 as Women's Day because on that day in 1919, 300 women demonstrators led by Hoda Sha'arawi denounced British occupation and Hameida Khalil became the first woman to give her life for independence.
This mostly nonviolent revolution forced the British to recognize limited Egyptian independence in 1922. The following year, Egyptians adopted a new constitution.
Since the 1978 Camp David "Peace Accords," the U.S. has given Egypt over $50 billion in military aid, plus forgiving $7 billion in military debt for Egypt's support in the 1990 Persian Gulf War. The U.S. has a huge responsibility to see that Egypt does not use the weapons we gave it to crush a democratic movement.
"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: and that is an idea whose time has come."
Veterans For Peace, 216 S. Meramec, St. Louis, MO 63105, 314-725-6005
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In place of the Dave Ruch concert today, several musicians including Pat Lamanna and Rich Bala are gathering for an informal song swap. Please come join us as we sing our favorite "heritage songs". 3 pm at Kiested House, 119 Main St, Saugerties., NY Free.
Strictly Come Dancing [the UK's Dancing With the Stars] managed to boost the fortunes of ballroom dancing in the UK. Now there are plans to revive a traditional folk dance for the north of England - clog dancing.
When Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly first unleashed sequin-clad, fake-tanned ballroom dancers back onto our TV screens in 2004, no one predicted how it would change the fortunes of ballroom dancing. The nation fell in love with glitter balls and the ballroom again.
Season's Greetings Everyone,
One of our community member, Raji, lost everything on wednesday when a fire broke out and destroyed every inches of her apartment while she was at work. Everything she owned except for her car and the clothes she wore that day has been destroyed. She needs our support. If you would like to donate clothes (size 14-16 pants), kitchen and bath items, furniture or just a financial donation, which is probably more helpful right now, please contact me by email at: email@example.com or by phone at 845-473-4324
May you all be safe this holiday season and forever as well.
Peace be with you and your loved ones,
Today's Trib had an article on a Northern IL University professor's 25 years of researching Christmas Carols:
Be sure to read the two articles on the first page, to the left of the story:
Christmas carol trivia
Watch: The Christmas Carols of the Year series
Saugerties Lighthouse TV23 will be airing previously recorded Heritage Folk Music performances on public access channel 23 in Saugerties around the holiday season on the following dates.
SOUNDS OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY
Current and historical songs of the region sung by Kevin and Carol Becker with Rich Keyes. The videocast, which runs 1 hr 24 mins, was recorded in Saugerties at the Dutch Arms Chapel. It features tunes such as "Apple Pickers Reel," "Erie Canal," "Hudson River Steamboat," and "The Burning of Kingston" among the 20 Hudson Valley themed songs.
Produced by Ernie Mortuzans.
Tuesday, January 4th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:24 p.m
Monday, January 10th, Noon to 1:24 p.m.
Monday, January 10th, 9:00 p.m. to 10:24 p.m.
Thursday, January 13th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:24 p.m.
Thursday, January 13th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:24 p.m.
with Earl Pardini on fiddle. He leads songs with other musicians on banjo,guitar and fiddle. Produced by Ernie Mortuzans.
Wednesday, December 29th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:28 p.m.
Wednesday, December 29th, 9:00 p.m. to 10:28 p.m.
Wednesday, January 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:28 p.m.
Wednesday, January 5th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:28 p.m.
Friday, January 7th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:28 p.m.
Friday, January 7th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:28 p.m.
HUDSON RIVER SONGS AND CHANTEYS
Capt. Rick Nestler sings chanteys and songs of the Hudson River. Produced by Ernie Mortuzans.
Wednesday, December 29th, Noon to 1:28 p.m
Wednesday, December 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:28 p.m.
Thursday, January 6th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:28 p.m.
Thursday, January 6th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:28 p.m.
Saturday, January 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:28 p.m.Saturday, January 8th, 8:00 p.m. to 9:28 p.m
Hindustani Classical Music Class
(North Indian Classical Music)
Beginners' class is starting
(Start singing / playing Ragas in just a few weeks)
Day, Date and Time:
Sunday; January 2, 2011; 10 AM
15 Dartantra Drive, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Call to register: 1 845 226 2241
Instructor: Anjali Nandedkar
My duo is doing a show of all Folkways material at Caffe Lena this Saturday. It would be great if you wanted to let some of the folks on your list know about it!
Here are the details:
Lost Radio Rounders
American Favorite Ballads: Songs from Folkways
wsg Railbird's Sarah Pedinotti and folklorist George Ward
8 p.m. Saturday, October 30
47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs NY
$15 advance/$17 door
A great, singalong night with songs from Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and more!