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Program name: “THE HEART OF AMERICAN MUSIC” 19th century songs of our heritage
Program category: History
Music
Other
Program length: 50-6- mins
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 10- 200
Program description: Based on research done for music for the Genesee Country Village & Museum with Flint Hill Folk, Cathy McGrath presents a program of nineteenth century heritage music in authentic period dress and with instruments appropriate to the era. The audience is encouraged to participate by singing their hearts out! Songs are chosen from two books which were collections compiled from thousands of people who sent in their favorite songs of the previous century. From Heart Songs (1909): “Each song recalls to the individual reader some tender, sad, joyous or martial association.” From Songs That Never Grow Old (1903): “A collection of old-time songs that have long been tried and forever loved.” Songs of all sorts of categories are presented - love, home, Erie Canal, historic, patriotic, dancing, popular and folk songs - and represent a valuable gauge to the popular taste in music at that time. These melodies are part of our collective past, yet still resonate today. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy uses an 1870’s guitar, limberjack puppets, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in this historical program and encourages audience participation.
Space/special requirements: A more authentic atmosphere is created with an acoustic performance (no sound system). However, if you are requesting a presentation to a larger group, a sound system can be provided. A small table and electrical outlet would be required for the sound, if needed.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: If another musician is added, the fee would be increased.
Other notes: No additional mileage fee for nearby areas. Discounts for multiple bookings can be arranged.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
North Country
Program last updated: 10/20/2017
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Teakettle Music
Performer name: Cathy McGrath
Phone: 315-462-6189
Mailing address:
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
E-mail address: teakettlemusic@gmail.com
   
Previous appearances at: Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, Penfield Public Library , Henrietta Public Library , Irondequoit Public Library, Mexico Public LIbrary
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Performer information last updated: 10/18/2017

 

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