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Songs of the Civil War in Wellsville on Thursday November 18th

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Free concert starts at 7pm at the David A. Howe Library Auditorium

The David A. Howe library welcomes Allen Hopkins with his program Songs of the Civil War to the Nancy Howe Auditorium stage!

Allen is a multi-instrumental musician from Rochester NY. Over 40 years of playing, hearing and collecting traditional folk music has given him a real feel for its history, and for the way folk songs echo events in our country’s past. Immigration, the pioneer experience, sectional conflict, civil rights, industrial development, the labor movement, patriotism and protest are all embodied in folk music.

He loves digging out these songs, putting them together, and presenting them to schools, clubs, festivals, libraries, and other interested audiences. Over the past few years he has worked with the Strong Museum in Rochester, the Salt Museum in Syracuse, the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in New Jersey, with historical societies in Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Chemung, Orleans and Livingston Counties, with elementary and high schools from Dansville to Attica to Fairport, and with the New York State Parks, the International Canal Conference, and various town and city libraries.

This concert is free and open to everyone, and will take place in the Nancy Howe Auditorium at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville NY, on Thursday November 18th at 7pm.

This concert is funded in part by the Decentralization Regrant Program of the New York State Council of the Arts. This program, with the support of the governor and the New York Start Legislature, is administered by the Tri-County Arts Council.

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