Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Cavanaugh, Deb Get A Clue Music,
Other
Specially designed for the 2007 Summer Reading Program, children play a musical game of Clue using the clues they hear in a variety of songs to eliminate people, places and things.
$351- $500
Winter, Cathy Dig in the Dirt, Fly to the Stars - Fizz, Boom, Read! adventures and sing-alongs Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Adventures and sing-alongs for the 2014 NYS Summer Reading theme. Whether it’s about dinosaurs, worms, stars or volcanoes, with an occasional big word, no one blends books and music like Cathy Winter. Her love of words, music, and stories weaves decades of favorites from authors and melodies around the world into a lively program of tunes and tales to celebrate the ways we live.
$201- $350
Spero, Christine Spero Plays Nyro Music
Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist. Her groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock and jazz and she was one of the most covered artists in the 1960's and 1970's (Eli's Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Sweet Blindness). Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans. Finally, in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. The Christine Spero Group will bring their own kind of power to Laura Nyro's music. Christine Spero has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by Laura's music to be bold in writing, singing and playing piano and was the Winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz Category. Her CDs are listened to around the world. Joining Christine will be Elliot Spero on horns and percussion, Scott Petito on bass, and Peter O'Brien on drums. The group will also be performing some of Christine's original compositions. Christine will share stories about some of Laura's songs as well as her own.
$1001- $3000
Mischief, Merry Songs of the Civil War History,
History,
Music
Minstrels don't take sides, so we sing and tell tales from both the Confederate and the Union side. Audience participates in singalongs to such tunes as: Dixie, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Camptown Races, Oh Susannah!, Buffalo Gals, Goober Peas and More! We also bring along a Confederate flag and a 36 start Union flag for our backdrops! 2 costumed minstrels PLUS 4 instruments PLUS beautiful harmonies EQUALS a good time with learning thrown in on top!
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff The Croonettes of the 50''s & 60's History,
Music
The Croonettes are the female singers of the 50's & 60's. Presented in this program are some of the hit songs from various artists like: Doris Day, Leslie Gore, Petula Clark, Julie Andrews, Theresa Brewer, Jo Stafford, Connie Francis, Etta James, Patsy Cline and others. This program is in a sing along format with lyric sheets provided. Personal history of the singers & fun trivia are sprinkled throughout the program.
Up to $100
Rosen, Jonny Roots of Blues & Jazz Music
This program consists of a live musical performance with brief introductions about the artists who wrote and performed early blues and jazz from the early 1900s through the 1950s. The band includes Annie Rosen on lead vocals, Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, piano, and tenor guitar, and Don Young on bass
$501- $1000
O'Carroll, Tom Tom O'Carroll Irish Folksinger and Humourist Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Tom O'Carroll is an Irish folksinger and humourist from Dublin. His quick wit, scholarship and virtuosity on a variety of musical instruments have made him popular with audiences in libraries, cultural events, colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. He offers the following performances: From Tribe to Nation: A Musical Journey through the History of Ireland, Irish Travellers: Our Domestic Nomads, Songs and Stories from Dublin, Irish Comic Songs, The Irish Diaspora, and A Concert of Irish Songs and Music. Tom has been singing the songs and playing the tunes of his native Ireland for over 30 years. He enlivens these programs with his trademark humor and incredible stock of stories and anecdotes.
$351- $500
Tranchina, Gabriele A Celebration of seasons in song Music
This program will show how the moods of the different seasons, the circle of the year in connection to life and love, effect the lyric writing and composing of standards. You will hear Johnny Mercer’s “Autumn Leaves” and “The Summer Wind”, the Bernstein/Comden/Green composition “Some Other Spring”, Rogers and Hart’s “Spring is here, Gershwin’s “Summer time” and many more.
$201- $350
Collins, Dawn The Voice and Sound - Energized Healing Instruments Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
An introduction to the use of the voice as an instrument. Participants learn about proper breathing, sacred sound, psychoacoustics, cross-cultural mantra, song and chant, gestures combined with sound to support the voice, and the relaxing, meditative state of mind you are capable of entering. Through the use of the voice as a sound portal, multiple benefits occur - emotional, physical benefits and spiritual connections are strengthened. You do not need to be a singer or have any musical background.
$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
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