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Popular Music of the Gaslight Era (1890-1920)

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Popular Music of the Gaslight Era (1890-1920)

Time: September 20, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, 02472
Street: 123 Main Street
City/Town: Watertown
Website or Map: http://HistoricWatertown.org
Phone: 617-923-6067
Event Type: historical, society, of, watertown, public, program, (historic, music, education)
Organized By: Karl H. Neugebauer
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2009

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September 20th (Sunday) 2 to 4 PM
John Root, Musician and Educator will provide a program on... Popular Music of the Gaslight Era (1890-1920)
features a diverse repertoire of instrumental and vocal musical styles from the turn of the previous century. Everyone is invited to sing along and to experience the range of feelings evoked by this music.

The songs' lyrics offer insights into the customs and values of these bygone days. Audiences also learn how our country’s multicultural diversity at the turn of the previous century created unique musical styles that continue to delight and inspire audiences around the world.
Funded in part by the Watertown Cultural Council
more info at... http://www.johnroot.net/index.html

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Comment by Millie Rahn on September 15, 2009 at 10:01
Afterwards, join us for the official launch of the New England Folk Music Archives with musicians from Club 47-era to the present. 6:30pm. Hard Rock Cafe, Boston. $47 individuals/$70 duo/$100 artists reception. Details at www.newenglandfolkmusic.org
Comment by Karl H. Neugebauer on September 14, 2009 at 21:18
My grandson is being baptised and his second birthday is the 21st, so I'll probably be at the celebration (or my daughter will never speak to me again...)

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