Songs of George Ward: Special Event

Songs of George Ward: Special Event

Folk music of new york state

I’m delighted to be part of this long-time-coming celebration of Albany-area folklorist, collector and musician George Ward.

Here’s the description from the Old Songs website

Songs of George Ward—Until the Black Flies Go

Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 pm

with Dave Ruch, John Roberts, George Ward, and special guests

A lifelong collector and performer of traditional songs, George Ward draws on the rural singing tradition of the American Northeast for his main inspiration. Ancient ballads migrant in the New World, songs of the rural home and hearth, songs of the lumber woods, the rivers and canals are central to his repertoire.

They are joined by songs of social movements, the Down-Rent Wars of nineteenth century New York, the American Revolution, and by comic songs from a variety of traditions. George’s writing includes contemporary songs, often in traditional style, dance tunes and other explorations for a variety of traditional instruments and soundtracks for a number of film and television productions.

Tickets: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone)
$5 Children age 12 & under

Tickets info




Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $20-22


Old Songs Community Arts Center, Voorheesville NY

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