Saturday, March 29: 8PM Showcase Concert
Folk Songs & Dance Melodies of Merry England
This concert travels back across the water for it's inspiration to songs and melodies that have been around for centuries, describing the life of the working man, celebrating the seasons and providing entertainment for an evening of dance for peasants and royalty alike.
Opening with a set of songs by folksinger extraordinaire John Roberts, accompanying himself on banjo and concertina we'll hear timeless songs of the season, the working man, of the sea and of the pub. Jenny Coxon has for many years been one of the leading players of the hammered dulcimer in England, playing a vast traditional and eclectic repertoire in folk bands, at morris dance gatherings and in dance bands for English ceilidhs. Peter Barnes and Mary Lea play flute and fiddle the English dance band Bare Necessities, whose lush sound and intricate orchestrations of this beautiful repertoire has inspired dancers across the country and abroad for over 25 years. Joined by multi-instrumentalist, Paul Oorts on mandolin, guitar, accordion and more, this new Peter, Paul and Mary trio is sure to have you dancing in your seat and in the aisles.
At Harpers Ferry Junior High School.
Co-sponsored with Shepherdstown Music & Dance. Tickets are available to the general public at $15 for adults, $12 seniors, $10 SMD members and $8 children and students.