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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Work, DeKoven, and Barrett


SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2015 AT 3 P.M.
Middletown High School Auditorium
Middletown, CT 
A MULTIMEDIA MUSICAL TRIBUTE
to Middletown's Famous 19th Century Songwriters
featuring (in alphabetical order)
Rani Arbo (vocals)
Tom Callinan (vocals)
Michael Cleary (guitar and voclas)
Vince De Laria (keyboards)
Jerry Dugger (vocals)
Mark Ettinger (accordion, piano, bouzouki)
Joe Flood (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals, etc.)
Joe Fonda (bass)
John Kalinowski (fife, accordion, concertina)
Scott Kessel (drums and percussion)
Fred Moses (percussion, vocals)
Edmund Peart (drums)
As the promo says, "Joe Flood has organized some of Middletown's brightest musical lights to interpret the songs of Middletown's own Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), Reginald de Koven (1859-1920) and broadside poet Edward Barrett (1817-1914)."
And as you can read below (a couple of posts back), I got two grants from the Middletown Commission on the Arts and the Connecticut Humanities Council to create this piece, and I am really excited to be bringing all of these great musicians together along with several of our favorite local radio hosts to read period texts about these songwriters' lives and times. Please come!
Tickets are available from the Greater Middletown Concert Association here.

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