Folk Music Festival scheduled in Schroon

SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon Lake Arts Council will hold its 20th annual Adirondack Folk Music Festival in the town park Sunday, Aug. 9.

The concert will be noon to 5 p.m. Admission for the festival is free.

The event is sponsored by Glens Falls National Bank. Concessions will be provided by the Schroon Lake Lions club.

Along with the music, local artisans will be selling their wares and there will be demonstrations of Adirondack crafts.

The festival will feature the talents of Roy Hurd, an Adirondack folk singer; Joan Crane, known for her finger style acoustic blues playing; and Frank Orsini, who is a prominent acoustic musician and plays the violin, viola, mandolin and celtic harp.

Ed Lowman will once again grace the stage with his fiddle tunes, folk songs and fancy footwork.

Sara Milonovich, also known as Sara Miles, will play her violin.

John Kirk and Trish Miller will perform together, bringing their multi-instrumental talents to the stage.

Kirk is known for his lyric voice and versatile instrumental skills. On fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and tin whistle, Kirk demonstrates a vast knowledge of musical traditions.

Miller has been teaching and performing Appalachian clogging since 1980. She plays guitar, banjo and a little ukulele.

The Jamcrackers will also perform. The band features the voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the baritone and original songs of Dan Berggren and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan.

The Jamcrackers have old-fashioned sounding folk songs that celebrate the people and culture of the Adirondacks.

The mission of the Schroon Lake Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor and develop the understanding, taste and love of the musical and visual arts in our community.

For more information check www.schroonlakearts.com or call 532-9259.

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