Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Exploring American Folk
Program category: History
Music
Other
Program length: 45 min. - 1 hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: unlimited
Program description: Traditional American Folk songs and tunes tracing sections of American history with the use of a U.S. map. I will show the Old Chisolm Trail (The Lonesome Cowboy) and Oregon Trail (Sweet Betsy From Pike), the path of the Underground Railroad (Follow the Drinking Gourd), the Erie Canal and others. There will be opportunites for singing along and creative movement. Instruments will include mandolin, guitar, vocals and traditional American instruments mountain dulcimer, limberjack, and banjo. There will also be a crankie - a traditional American folk art form from the Appalachian Mountains. I will also explain the importance of folk music throughout history. This can be presented with a power point presentaion.
Space/special requirements: one armless chair and a table, power point projector if requested.
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.45
Notes about the fee: If sound equipment is needed, the higher fee applies and provides all equipment and another person to run it. Fee can be reduced if two or more programs are booked for the same day in the same area.
Other notes: Mileage is for out of area programs only. A lower mileage rate can be negotiated if other programs are booked fairly close by for the same day.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 11/07/2016
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Deb Cavanaugh
Phone: 518 495-4720
Mailing address: 216 Goodell Road
Petersburgh, NY 12138
E-mail address: music_and@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.deb-cavanaugh.com
   
Previous appearances at: Nassau, Schenectady, Albany, Brunswick, Rochester
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Performer information last updated: 06/17/2019

 

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