Whallonsburg to host only performance in the North Country
Three of folk music’s greatest songwriters have joined up on a limited North American tour, called “Men At Words,” that will bring them to the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 pm.
Archie Fisher, James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe are recognized worldwide as masters at the craft of telling stories through songs that touch the heart. From Scotland, Canada and England, these musicians have crossed paths many times and occasionally shared a stage. They decided to take their friendship and synergy on the road, giving their many fans a unique opportunity to hear them together.
About the Performers
Each of these musicians is an audience favorite and has been on the folk music scene for decades.
Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost folk troubadour. The host for 25 years of BBC Scotland’s “Traveling Folk” show, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth.
James Keelaghan is an award-winning Canadian songwriter. A poet laureate of folk and roots music, he has a unique talent for finding stories and translating them into unforgettable lyrics.
Jez Lowe mines the experiences of his native North East England and the lives of the ordinary people there to create his extraordinary songs. He has more than a dozen recordings and is a popular music festival performer.
Attend the Performance
This is their only appearance in the North Country. Tickets are $15 / $10 under 18. Advance purchase is recommended. You can get tickets at the Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams or at the Grange. Also by mail: Send check to WCA, PO Box 54, Essex, NY 12936.
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, 5 miles south of the Essex, NY ferry. For more information visit www.thegrangehall.info or call 518-963-4170.
This performance is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
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