Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Passing Along the Folk Music Tradition
Program category: History
Music
Performing Arts- Other
Program length: 45 - 75 minutes
Audience level: Family
Audience size: 10-400
Program description: For generations children grew up singing with the whole family, at large gatherings, at school or in their churches. Before the advent of radio, TV and the internet this was the primary form of entertainment. Today, however, many people are worried that this centuries-old tradition is being deleted from the hard drive of the modern human experience. Along with that, society is losing one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities. This program is simple. Let’s make sure our kids know some of the treasures of American Folk Music. Singing old favorites like This Land is Your Land, If I had a Hammer, I’ve been Working on the Railroad, She'll be coming Around the Mountain and maybe some newer songs. If the children don’t already know a song we’ll take the time to teach them. Parents are encouraged to sit with their children and help them learn the songs. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
Space/special requirements: One table - one armless chair
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Fee can actually be more or less depending on factors including: whether I perform solo, duo or trio; or any of a long list of Budget Savers.
Other notes: Budget Savers (Ways to reduce fee) include: * Block booking - i.e. booking multiple libraries in area * Multiple bookings - e.g. a children's or seniors program in the day and adult program in the evening. * CALL ME FOR MORE IDEAS.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 03/21/2013
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Spook Handy
Performer name: Spook Handy
Phone: 732-418-1340
Mailing address: 109 Nichol Ave #B
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
E-mail address: spook@spookhandy.com
Website: http://www.spookhandy.com
   
Previous appearances at: Festivals and Concerts with Pete Seeger, Libraries All over the U.S., "Remembering Pete Seeger" World Tour, Arts Centers, Schools, House Concerts, Concert Halls, Radio and Television, Senior Centers, Adult Venues, Childrens Venues, Family Venues, Special Needs Venues, Seniors Venues
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 03/16/2015

 

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