Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Jolly Farmer
Program category: History
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: 60 to 90 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 200
Program description: Perfect for agricultural fairs and the like. Songs and tunes from 18th and 19th century America, when 'the farmer was the man who feeds us all.' Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing for close to 25 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY). 'Yankee Notions likes to promise that they will ‘please the ear, enrich the mind, and enchant the heart.’ They’ve been making good on that promise for the last 20 years, all around New England and beyond it as well.' Nicholas Thaw, Director, 1794 Meetinghouse, New Salem, MA
Space/special requirements: Good lighting (especially for playing the hammered dulcimer).
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $501- $1000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes: We provide a sound system at no extra charge. More information is available at
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Capital District
Long Island
Program last updated: 09/09/2011
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Yankee Notions
Performer name: Timothy Van Egmond
Phone: 413 367-9304
Mailing address: 118 Chestnut Hill Road
Montague, MA 01351
E-mail address:
Website: http://www.
Previous appearances at: Greenville, NY Cultural Arts Center, Norton, MA Public Library, Winthrop, MA Cultural Center & Lyceum, New Bedford MA Whaling National Historical Park, ABMI Concerts On The Grass, Mendon MA
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Performer information last updated: 06/15/2016


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