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Program Information

Program name: “SONGS OF SUFFRAGE, ONE HUNDRED YEARS HENCE”
Program category: History
Museums
Music
Program length: 50-60 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: 10 - 200
Program description: Join in singing the songs that the suffragists sang as they struggled for woman’s right to vote. Song sheets will help you raise you voice in protest so you can imagine the convictions of the women and men of the past working for woman’s suffrage. Many suffrage songs were crafted from the popular songs of the day. One advantage of this was that suffragists could sing the songs together immediately, since they already knew the melody and only needed the new words. Then they could sing them at meetings, conventions and demonstrations in efforts to convince others. These songs are the statement of the people, the story of their struggles and of their courage. When we sing them together now, we remember and honor those who went before us, leading the way in voting rights. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy McGrath uses an 1870’s guitar, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in this historical program that encourages audience participation. She first performed this program in 2004 for the Genesee Country Village & Museum. It seems perfect to offer this program again for the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage.
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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