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Skiffle and the Second British Invasion

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Fairport Convention 1970 - Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks, and Richard Thompson

Say hello to Lonnie Donegan, virtually unknown in the U.S.A. and absolutely essential to the history of the British guitar craze that spawned, among many other things, Beatlemania, a sampling from the golden era of folk rock pioneers Fairport Convention, and much more!

This program will air on Sunday, September 26th from 7 - 10 p.m.

This week's calendar announcements:

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer/songwriters Dar Williams and Crys Matthews as part of the 2021 Next Stage "Bandwagon Summer Series" of outdoor, socially-distanced concerts on Saturday, October 2 at 3:00 pm at Cooper Field on Sand Hill Road in Putney. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in socially-distanced pods on the field. For more information, visit nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102.

Ida Mae & Lila Specker will present a *SPECIAL KIDS MUSIC MATINEE* at Caffe Lena on
Saturday, October 2nd at noon at Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs. NY

The Terrible Mountain Stringband at the Magic Mountain Fest on Saturday, October 2

The Ripton Community Coffeehouse presents Canadian songwriter Scott Cook on Saturday October 2nd

Robert Resnik has been the host of All the Traditions, VPR;s folk and world music show, since 1996. He is the winner of the 2019 Herb Lockwood Prize In the Arts, an honor that"aims to reward the pinnacle of arts leadership in a state blessed with creative energy disproportionate to its population." He is the first Lockwood Prize recipient chosen for his contribution to music and musicians in Vermont.=.