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Performer
Program
Category
Description
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Arnold, Speedy Sing-alongs and Stories with Speedy Arnold Music,
Visual Arts- Drawing
Speedy has been playing music for North Country audiences for more than 30 years either solo or with the Bluegrass groups Mardi Gras, the Wolverine Brothers and Three Doug Knight. Performances involve playing guitar and singing fun songs to kids of all ages. Being a well rounded artist, he also has several sketchbooks filled with his original ink drawings of local scenes that he can bring with him to the venues for discussion before,during or after perfomances. In addition to his music, Speedy will also have signed copies of the children's books that he illustrated: The Little Brook in the Field, a frog story, and The Adventures of Molly the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, Speedy will discuss his newest book: What's an Elephant Doing in the AuSable River? If time allows, Speedy will sometimes do a sketch from one of the scenes from the books. His preference is to play acoustically(no sound reinforcement),so smaller groups work out real good; however,if a sound system(with 2 mics) is available and needed for a larger group,he can adapt. His favorite age groups are preschool to about 5th grade, and he generally will play from 45 minutes to 1 hr.
$101- $200
Ruch, Dave The Erie Canal in Song! History,
Music
A treasure trove of songs and stories that washed ashore with the workers, captains, passengers and crews of "Clinton’s Ditch", all presented with lots of audience participation. This engaging program will entertain and enlighten, and features a variety of stringed and other musical instruments from canal days. "Swan Library highly recommends Dave Ruch. Fun, informative and crowd pleasing....he is tops in his field" Michelle Watt, Children’s Librarian, Swan Library, Albion NY
$351- $500
!, Spook Handy Folk Revival! History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Remember the good days of Peter Paul and Mary, early Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger? People sang along and felt a real sense that this generation was going to do something big. This program keeps that spirit alive. We’ll have a great time singing the Folk Revival classics from the 50’s and 60’s and few surprise pop classics from the 60’s. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Torgan, Keith Last Night I Ate A Giant Marshmallow and When I Woke up my Pillow Was Gone! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The stories and songs of The Green Golly Project have always been a favorite of children everywhere – but nothing tickles a kid’s fancy more than silly jokes. This magical program combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff and jokes; silly and dumb but always funny jokes! After and during the program kids will get a chance to tell their favorite jokes and share their most interesting dreams – both the ones they have when they’re asleep and the ones that they hold in their hearts and minds for the future!
$501- $1000
Sparling, Nicole Babies Boogie Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Bounce and boogie with your baby! Babies Boogie uses songs from around the world, musical instruments, movement and fingerplays to get even the littlest musicians moving and shaking! Each song is accompanied by an instrument, prop or movement activity designed specifically for children ages 3-24 months accompanied by their caregiver.
$101- $200
Tranchina, Gabriele Songs By Richard Rogers Music
This Program features the songs of Richard Rogers in Collaboration with Hart and Hammerstein. Songs featured in this program are Blue Moon, The Lady is a tramp, My Romance, I didn’t know what time it was and many more.
$201- $350
Boertzel, Brooke If You Really Love Polar Bears... Music,
Nature- Environment,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Meet Patchy...a little boy who LOVES polar bears and claims to be their biggest fan. While taking a magical journey in search of his favorite ice bear, Patchy learns that polar bears are in trouble due to climate change and humans' wasteful habits! Patchy's big dream is to encourage people to make smart choices, conserve energy and help save the polar bears! Told through music, puppetry and physical comedy, this 45-minute performance educates children about climate change and the impact it's having on animals' habitats. It also encourages children to dream big by letting them know there is a lot kids can do to help their community and the entire planet!
$351- $500
Helou, Paul Bears, Bees & Butterflies Music,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Environment
I use interactive songs -- original and traditional -- as well as musical/theatrical improvisation to really make this an interactive, fun and energetic experience! No one will be sitting just watching -- there will be moving, dancing, singing, spontaneous fun. You will need to rest after my show! I love to empower children to use their imagination and be part of the show.
$351- $500
O'Malley, James James O'Malley Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
The View From A Song Presenting the fine art of contemporary story telling through song. A flavored blending of Americana, Roots and Folk music reflecting everyday life's struggles, foibles, laughter and tears. During this concert/lecture, O'Malley lets each song do the talking and invites the audience to interview the song as seen thought the eyes of the composer. James O'Malley is regarded as one of the most respected of contemporary folk artists in this region. An eloquent performer and celebrated songwriter, audiences who've experienced his concerts are embraced by a warm and powerful performance. He has performed for years and has released 3 CDs on his own label. James is a New York native and lives in Center Moriches, N.Y. and enjoys the intimacy of library settings. ...His artistry goes beyond the songs, having seen James perform many times, I am beginning to appreciate how each song is a loving relationship for him, like a child, he never seems to tire of bringing each one to life for the audience. We are always mesmerized. Thank you... Laura Jones - Jones Review
$351- $500
Van Egmond, Timothy The Wonder Underground Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Have your summer readers “shovel into” an exciting adventure with a lively participatory program of multicultural folk tales and songs about digging, gardening and going underground! Stories include “How Br’er Rabbit Outsmarted the Frogs” (by getting them to dig a deep grave for a seemingly dead Br’er Raccoon), “Talk” (coming very unexpectedly from some yams in a West African garden), and “Todo O Nada – All Or Nothing” (a spooky story about a hidden treasure cave). Songs include “Ground Hog,” “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground,” and “The Garden Song.” Tim’s dramatic style of voice, movement, and facial expression brings stories to life, and his gift of encouraging participation makes for high-spirited and engaging programs. He’ll accompany songs with guitar, mountain dulcimer, and conga drum. A program bibliography will be available so that books containing the stories can be on display, and Tim will recommend them in the program to celebrate and encourage reading. Tim Van Egmond has been delighting and captivating audiences all over the country for over 25 years. He has been selected for the New England States Touring Program, and the New Hampshire State Library's "Kid, Books, and the Arts" Project.
$351- $500
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