Mountain Lake Journal (Special Edition) - July 26, 2013
Songs To Keep: Mountain Lake PBS is teaming with SUNY Plattsburgh and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York to produce a documentary celebrating folk music of the Adirondacks and the work of Marjorie Lansing Porter, a pioneer who made it her mission to preserve a unique collection of music from the lumber camps and iron mines of the Adirondacks. Local and even nationally known musicians are bringing these songs to life and to the stage, re-recording some of the Porter collection for a CD to be released in August, and performing in live concerts across the Adirondacks in the coming weeks. Watch a short promo highlighting this exciting project by clicking here.
Help bring "Songs To Keep: Treasures from an Adirondack Folk Collector" to life!
Click below to watch individual previews of just a few of the many contributing artists:
Concert Venues & Dates
Clayton Opera House, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, August 21, 8 p.m.
View in Old Forge, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Edwards Opera House, September 14, 7:00 p.m.
Adirondack History Center Museum, September 20, 6 p.m.
Giltz Theater, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, September 21, 7:00 p.m.
Find more information about these shows and our partner Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) by clicking here.
In Her Father’s Footsteps: An Adirondack artist discovers the talent of carving totem poles passed on by her native ancestors and her father.
Lost Art: We’ll meet an artisan trying to save a North Country and Quebec craft, weaving cloth rugs using wagon wheels, from becoming extinct. This segment is part of our ongoing collaboration with Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY.)