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Music from History' to be presented

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will present Linda Russell July 24 in an evening of Music from History.

Russell accompanies herself on hammered and mountain dulcimers, guitar and penny whistle, as she explores the towns history, from its early farming and sheep-raising days, through its role in the Revolution and the lumbering era and its importance as a shipping port. These eras will be highlighted in lumberjack ballads, shearing songs, broadsides, parlor melodies, drinking songs and dance tunes.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. under the Festival Guild tent on the Town Green.

Russell served for many years as a balladeer for the National Park Service at Federal Hall on Wall Street, the site of Washingtons inauguration. She takes her music to historic sites, schools and festivals throughout the country. She has been a regular performer at the Crown Point Historical Site. In New York City, she has appeared at Lincoln Center and the Carnegie Hall Folk Festival. She has recorded eight albums of traditional and popular music of Americas past/

The Ti Festival Guild is supported by grants from the New York Council on the Arts, by donations from area businesses and by memberships from local residents and visitors. This performance is sponsored by Dorothy Henry..

Tickets are on sale at Rathbuns Jewelers and Montcalm Liquors in Ticonderoga. All adults tickets are now $10; student tickets are $5. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. Information is available at 518-585-6716.

Russell will also present the Arts Trek program on July 25 at 10:15 a.m., where she will involve the children in ditties from past eras.

The Arts Treks are supported by grants from the Southern Lake Champlain Trust, the International Paper Foundation, the Essex County Division of Youth, the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks, by a donation from Stewarts Shops, and by individual donors. This performance is sponsored by the Christopher Chevrolet.

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