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Bromka, Sondra & John Musical Traditions of Ireland & Other Celtic Lands History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
The Bromkas have been performing concerts of traditional Celtic music as a duo for the past 25 years, gathering a rich and varied repertoire, and acquainting eager audiences with the traditions and mysteries found within that heritage. For the Celts, music and mythology are closely intertwined, with potent images evoked on the traditional instruments including fiddle, harp, hammered dulcimer, squeezeboxes, pennywhistle, bodhran (Irish frame drum.) Of special interest are John’s collection of different bagpipes, representing several Celtic traditions. To complement the Irish, the artists share favorite music within the Welsh, Manx, Breton, Scottish, and Galician Celtic traditions.
$351- $500
Singer, Lauren DANCE FOR THE NON DANCER Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Dancing has come back full circle from the big band era when everyone went out to have a good time and dance! The reasons are clear--dance has always helped people connect with each other, have fun and get a great workout--in every culture! In this basic, exciting, no-partner dance class, you'll no longer say you have two left feet as you gain simple moves and styling, learn how to distinguish different rhythms and feel freer with your body. You'll finally have fun dancing as you totally boogie to a wide range of music from cha cha, swing, rumba and tango to folk and pop. Come on out, meet new people and have a fun time as you burn off calories! No experience necessary.
$101- $200
Cooley, Christopher Girl Singer: The Songs of Rosemary Clooney History,
Music
Join Rita Mathsen and Chris Cooley for a delightful and informative tribute to an American icon. Our show takes about 20 of her most famous songs (including "Mambo Italiano", "Come On-a My House", "Hey There", and "Slow Boat to China") and includes interesting facts about her long and fascinating life. From her humble beginnings in Maysville, Kentucky, through her early success and fame, to her near breakdown in the late 60's, to her numerous collaborations with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney's expressive style and unmistakable voice made her one of the most beloved singers of popular American music of the 20th century.
$201- $350
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher performed by Marian Grudko and
 accompanied by Marian’s original music Mr. Jeremy is a very proper frog who goes fishing, 
only to encounter:a loathsome water beetle a horrible spiny stickleback and then, -- oh, THEN, -- a really frightful experience with a trout! Yet Mr. Jeremy handles it all with such APLOMB.
$201- $350
Jablonski, Barbara Steppin' Out String Band - Instrumentals and Close Harmony Vocals Music
Four dynamic and talented women have joined forces to form this high energy band. Combining folk songs and ballads with beautiful close vocal harmonies, lively and fun traditional dance tunes with American patriotic music, Steppin’ Out String Band is a favorite with audiences of all ages. FESTIVAL STAGES CONCERTS PARTIES Instrumentation: Hammered Dulcimer, Accordions, Flute, Banjo, Pennywhistle, Mandolin, Guitars,Bass,Table Harps, Mountain Dulcimer, Autoharp,Washboard, Ukulele,Bodhran and...novelty instruments. Steppin' Out String Band plays SWINGING JIGS, REELS, POLKAS, HORNPIPES,BEAUTIFUL AIRS AND LILTING WALTZES, FOLK SONGS WITH CLOSE HARMONY VOCALS OLD TIMEY MUSIC AND FUN SONGS, MARCHES AND AMERICAN PATRIOTIC TUNES.
$501- $1000
Black, Marc American Children Music,
Nature- Environment
Marc's sense of humor and his ability to make his audience feel good about themselves seems to have no age limits. whether he's singing about his love for his dog or about the importance of picking up the litter. You'll hear original songs that Marc has sung at peace rallies with Pete Seeger as well as some surprising sing-alongs from the sixties like Wooly Bully and tunes by the Beatles. Marc's song, American Children, was originally sung by Richie Havens. It was the title track to his album of the same name. Winner of the the American Library Association award for the Best Children's Album.
$351- $500
Lester, Mary Scotland through the Centuries via Celtic Harp and Song History,
Music,
Other
Scotland's history and legend will be experienced through its music. Mary leads the exploration via her harps; her rich voice gives song and narrative. This program has been presented for Rochester's Scottish Heritage Society's Tartan Day workshops, to libraries, and to museums. Song samples - Wild Mountain Thyme, Loch Lomond, Gathering of the Clans, Annie Laurie, Scotland the Brave. More Information can be found on Mary's web site celticharpandsong.com.
$101- $200
Kanelous, Peter Peter Kanelous Singer/songwriter performing traditional and original acoustic music Music
I perform in a musical style known as Americana. This is a style which includes elements of American folk, blues, jazz and country music. I play the guitar and sing. My repertoire includes traditional folk and country songs, jazz standards, blues standards and some songs from some more contemporary artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash. I also perform original songs that I have written. My program will include approximately fifteen songs.
$201- $350
Sieling, Tom Take Tromp Through the Swamp! The world's most fun, lively, and participatory kids' songs - many are even a bit athletic! Health & Fitness- Sports,
Music,
Nature- Animals
Tom performs humorous, VERY participatory (often even a bit athletic!) songs for kids, teachers, and families at schools and libraries. Fun is the guiding principle. He performed 82 programs during the summer of 2016, and has delighted tens of thousands over the past twenty years. He accompanies himself on guitar, banjo and harmonica, and a drum machine helps keep things nice and upbeat. Tom travels with a great sound system for use as needed- it works well outside, too. He can be booked for $275 with no mileage fee ($250 within 90 minutes of Ithaca, NY)- please see below for details. Dozens of area references are available upon request. 'Tom is a wonderfully engaging performer... sure to raise even the most reticent out of their seat! We 'howled at the moon, sang a wild thing tune', and wanted more!' - Nicole Carner, Library Director, Pember Library, Granville 'Tom is masterful both as a musician and in how he relates to his audience... his sense of humor and sheer fun shines throughout it all. He is a winner every time!' Mary Gleason, Children's Librarian, Irondequoit Library
$201- $350
Maichack, Mary Jo "Books Are Celebrations" Music,
Performing Arts- Theater,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Inspiring young listeners to read, this show evolved into a 1999 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Award winning audio recording. Both offer lively original songs celebrating the library and the power of books, multicultural stories — “Why Dog Chases Cat,” “The Unlucky Sailor"--with origami surprise story and kids using sea creature puppets (including a really big shark), and the bend-in-half-laughing instant story theater version of Munsch’s Paper Bag Princess, in costume. You will love and be amazed by the warm variety of this show and its many ways of getting kids happily to interact! Perfect for preschoolers through grade 3, but older kids love it, too.
$351- $500
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