Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Program of Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne

On Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m., the Londonderry Leach Library will host an evening of traditional Irish tunes and tales in the program “Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne.” Kate Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller, and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes and piano. She holds a Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore. Her music was recently featured on NPR’s programs “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered,” and songs from her latest CD, The Irishy Girl, are played on Irish radio programs throughout the country. In this program, Ms. Chadbourne will present songs on harp and piano, and tunes on Irish flute and whistles. She will be singing in both Irish and English, and she will also tell several traditional Irish tales, some with harp accompaniment, and feature a selection of poetry. Please join us for this moving evening of storytelling and song. CDs will be available for sale following the program. The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. It is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

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