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The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie: A Musical Performance

The Arkell Museum, The Friends of Schoharie Crossing, and the Canajoharie Library are excited to collaborate and bring “The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie” to the Great Hall at the Arkell on Sunday, September 25th at 2pm. This performance includes some well-known canal songs and some you may have never heard before.

We all know “Low Bridge, Everybody Down,” but what about some of the other music from the Erie Canal? Join us at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library for a 90-minute concert presenting music and stories of the people, places, and history of the Erie Canal. The concert features songs by folklorist and historian George Ward, Canadian Joe Grant, Dan Berggren and Jean Ritchie, along with other familiar traditional Erie Canal Songs.

Featured musicians and singers will be George Wilson, Paul Draper, George Ward, Annie Rosen, Jonny Rosen, Kate Blain, and Alan Thomson on the piano. The Old Songs, Inc. production is directed by Ms. “Andy” Spence.

This performance is free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome. Masks are encouraged but not required. Doors will open at 1:30pm. “The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie” is sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts, Arkell Museum, and Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

For more information about this program, please contact the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, (518) 673-2314, or at 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie, NY 13317.