Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Folk Concert with Sarah Jane Nelson on Tuesday, January 20

The Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome New Hampshire folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jane Nelson for a concert at the Dover Public Library on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7pm.  
           Sarah Jane is an old-time fiddler, guitarist, and vocalist who writes and sings songs in the Anglo-American ballad tradition and plays music from the Appalachian region. She has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade. She performs solo, and also with the High-Strung Strummers, Banjos & Old Lace, and as a member of Gypsy Minor, a dance band regularly featured at the New England and Down East Folk Festivals. When she’s not playing, Sarah writes about traditional music for such publications as New Hampshire Public Radio, The Concord Monitor, Fiddler Magazine, The Old-Time Herald, and American Craft.
        This past September, Sarah won the second place prize for Twin Fiddling at the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest.  She also plays at regional farmers’ markets, judges fiddle contests, and writes songs for children. She is a former staff member of the Manchester Community Music School and is a certified Music Together instructor.
       Please join us for this lively evening of traditional American folk music. Friends of the Library programs are always free and refreshments will follow. For more information, call the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.

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