Sunday, September 17 - 4 p.m. Excelsior Cornet Band at the Pultneyville Centennial Park - 4:00 p.m. (FREE Admission)
Tunes, Dances and Stories: a Sampling from Central and Western New York History with Jim Kimball and Karen Canning.
Thursday, June 15 at 7 PM, at the Ohmann Theater, 65 William Street, Lyons, NY
The first of our series of programs began with a concert harmonized with a history lesson featuring Professor Jim Kimball and Folklorist Karen Canning. Music professor, Jim Kimball and folklorist, Karen Canning will give a program on music and musicians relating to old-time dance history in rural New York, focusing on Wayne and surrounding counties. They will perform tunes in traditional manner and read from period diaries and news sources and interviews with old timers. Materials referenced by display or projection will include historical dance cards and advertisements. Instrumental music will focus on the fiddle, the most important in old-time dance accompaniment, but may also include jaw harp, mouth organ, banjo, cello, pump organ and others.