Songs to Keep - Clayton Opera House
Join some of the North Country’s favorite musicians–including Dave Ruch, Dan Berggren, John Kirk, Trish Miller, Bill Smith, and Colleen Cleveland– for an evening of folk music unleashed from a long-forgotten New York folk song collection. Collected in the 1940s and 1950s by the enigmatic Champlain Valley folklorist Marjorie Lansing Porter, the songs range from rare British and Irish ballads to native New York songs of the lumber camps and iron mines. Reinterpreted by favorite contemporary Adirondack musicians, the songs come to life in this unique concert.
This concert is part of a larger project spearheaded by Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (www.tauny.org) to celebrate and raise awareness of the Marjorie Lansing Porter Collection, housed at the SUNY Plattsburgh Feinburg Library’s Special Collections. A new CD featuring 15 songs from the collection recorded by 15 artists and a song book will be available at the concert, and an exhibit delving into the fascinating life and work of Marjorie Lansing Porter will be on display at the concert.
This event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Project.
Concert Series Dates and Times:
- 8/8/13 - 7:30 PM - Clayton Opera House
- 8/21/13 - 8 PM - Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
- 8/24/13 - 7:30 PM - View in Old Forge
- 9/14/13 - 7 PM - Edwards Opera House
- 9/20/13 - 6 PM - Adirondack History Center Museum
- 9/21/13 - 7 PM - Giltz Theater, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh