Re: Main Street Music

Greetings to Heritage Folk Music members:

We recently received a notice regarding some of your events and thought we'd reciprocate and introduce ourselves etc.

Many of you already know us, but for those who do not, we just want to make you aware that Jacob and I have opened up a stringed instrument "folk" music shop at 382 Main Street here in Beacon.  We've been open for about four months and are already expanding our display area.  We carry a wide variety of new, used and vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, and ukuleles as well as strings and other accessories.  We are currently seeking good quality used instruments and consignments.  We also offer music lessons and quality setups and repairs.

We occasionally have musical events here at the store, and there are currently two scheduled that we'd like to mention:

First, we hold a regular Second Saturday Open Song Circle to coincide with the city of Beacon's Second Saturday festivities.  We start at 4:00 pm and usually go to about 7:00 so that people can still have their evening plans.  Please come by if you are in this neck of the woods and share a song or two.  The next song circle will be March 8th.

Second, this Saturday, February 22 at 4:30 pm, we'll be holding a beginners Ukulele Workshop.  It will consist of a short mini-concert by Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews (the "Edukated Fleas") followed by a one-hour lesson and topped off with a jam where you can apply the skills you have learned to a few classic tunes.  Refreshments will be served.   We'll end around 6:30 pm.  Please call 845-765-8548 to reserve a spot.  The workshop is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Please feel free to share the above with others on your list, and thanks for reading this,

David and Jacob Bernz

Heritage Folk Music Concert 3-16-14


Contact: Pat Lamanna, 845-452-4013 or




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


Attached is a flier to print out and post, and a picture for the media.