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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Northshield, Sarah Stories Songs and Silliness Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Lots of familiar rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, feltboards and a book or two. Everyone gets a big sticker at the end, followed by music and bubbles. Children must have an adult caregiver.
Up to $100
McGrath, Cathy “CELTIC CHRISTMAS with Cuisle Mo Chroί” History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Enjoy a batch of Christmas carols and tunes. The concert features songs learned from parents and grandparents and includes songs from NYS, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, French Canada, Italy, and tunes learned from Irish friends, all of which are featured on the CD “Winter Root.” Try this recipe for a holiday concert: combine a dash of flute, a pinch of penny whistle, a smidgen of bodhran, and spice with guitar, frost with Celtic harp, add a generous portion of rich vocal harmonies and then let your spirits rise. The trio “Cuisle Mo Chroí” (say Cushla Ma Chree) is one of the premier folk ensembles in the Rochester NY area. The three women, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for Cherish the Ladies, are often found at Irish music sessions in the area, and have played together for 20 years at festivals, libraries, pubs, parties, and more. This program has been presented most recently in the Tiffany Mosaic Chapel in Clifton Springs, NY.
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John THE ART of the BALLAD: Oral Literature, Musical Poetry, Mystery and Legend History,
Literature- Other,
Music
The ballad was a powerful and mystical form of early literature that was enriched and carried through time by the elements of rhyme, rhythm, and music. This collection of compelling short musical tales represents different cultures, and is presented in original form - as songs rich in symbolism, surprising storylines, archetypal characters, and the familiar motifs they share with their close cousins, folk and fairy tales. This intriguing program features early music and instruments from the times of Beowulf to Shakespeare, including medieval bray harp, hurdy gurdy, recorders and other historic instruments. Adaptable for different ages and seasons.
$351- $500
Henry, Ruth Ellis Island...The American Dream History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Poignant musical follows 5 families as they leave their homelands (Italy, Ireland, Russia,Hungary, Sweden),why they are leaving and what they hope to find.Weary Ellis Island workers receive wave after wave of foreigners, accepting some, turning others back and sending some to detention to await their fate. Emotional stories of courage and vision, creating the melting pot of America. www.dramacademics.com
$501- $1000
Davis, Lydia Adams It's A Mighty Hard Road History,
Literature- Authors,
Music
It's a Mighty Hard Road • A program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. • Lydia Adams Davis presents a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. • Join in on Dust Bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie. • Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers. • Listen to Union Songs in the camps... Imagine hopping on the freight trains. • Hear : Hobo's Lament.dreaming of a job...through the hardships made lighter by song. • Urban Chicago Country Blues and survival story-songs of families weathering hard times. • Upbeat, Tin Pan Alley tunes to cheer and lift the spirit! Presentation will entertain, educate, and inspire.
$201- $350
Bugge, Nancy Toddlers Tango and Babies Boogie Music
Interactive, high-energy, fun-filled creative movement and music programs for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Each program is filled with songs from around the world, dance, instruments, parachute, and other fun props. Children have fun while gaining music appreciation, body awareness, self-confidence, and motor skills. Programs can be tailored to meet specific individualized needs.
$101- $200
Messano, Bob Kids on the Move Concert Music
Guitar Bob's Kids on the Move Concert is an interactive musical program for young children and their families. Bob's original songs are designed to get kids moving and exercising. Children enjoy singing, clapping, jumping, shaking, and dancing during the program. Guitar Bob sings and plays a variety of cool electric guitars and harmonicas. He provides his own sound system so people can enjoy and participate in the music. Guitar Bob's music program includes songs that are humorous, imaginative, and educational. Guitar Bob's hit songs can be found on his CD's. They include "Elephants Like to Jump", "We're in a Spaceship", "Milkshake and Cherry Freeze", "Sam the Clam's Blues", and "Captain Coconut". Guitar Bob rocks!
$351- $500
Beaugard, Carol "Bluegrass/Folkgrass Jamboree" Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This is one of our popular programs: "Bluegrass/Folkgrass Jamboree" - Suitable for any time of the year - we perform a variety of songs in the world of bluegrass and country music. We can include a narrative explaining the origins of bluegrass and information on the instruments used. We can perform as a quintet, quartet, trio or duet and instrumentation can include: vocals, guitar(s), mandolin, banjo, fiddle, or bass - based on your budget and needs. Adult Presentation - straight concert and information on the history of the music. Children's Presentation - musical selections are geared for a younger audience and we invite them to sing, clap hands and play along with kazoos and basic percussion.
$201- $350
Doherty, Laura Laura Doherty - Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Food,
Music
Here's a program Laura did for the City of Chicago library summer reading program, Summer 2012. (at 30 city branches). HEALTY BEATS: A FAMILY MUSIC PROGRAM FOR ACTIVE KIDS AND PARENTS This upbeat interactive concert will have your kids singing and dancing along to Laura's catchy folk-pop tunes that focus on eating healthy and being active. Laura's original songs like "Farmer's Market" and "Vegetable Party" explore fresh foods at your local farmer's market, or the ones you grown in your own backyard! Get movin' and groovin' with Laura's "El Train" and "Hula Hoop" song, and tappin' and clappin' to some traditional favorites. For 13 years Laura taught Wiggleworms, Chicago's largest early-childhood music program, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. She has released two Parent's Choice award-winning children's CDs: "Shining Like a Star" and Kids in the City". After 2 successful decades of performing in Chicago, Laura recently relocated to Westchester, NY (where she grew up). Laura can also do other themed programs (animals, nature, seasons, holidays, etc), or her regular rockin' programs "Songs of the City" and "Shining Like a Star"!
$351- $500
Knight, Leonora Fairy Godmother's Interactive Concert Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
Let Cinderella's fairy godmother take you on a musical journey up in the air with Aladdin, Under the Sea with Ariel, in the jungle with Simba and into the forest with Shrek, Sleeping Beauty and a special puppet show to The Paper Bag Princess. You may meet even some Pirates on the way, and a few other princes and princesses. It's an upbeat and musically thrilling show for pre - k, elementary school children and their families.
$351- $500
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