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String band to bring sounds to Northern Adirondack Wednesday

ELLENBURG DEPOT - The Canal Street String Band will perform at Northern Adirondack Central School, 5586 U.S. Route 11, this Wednesday, May 25. The performance will be held in the Norman C. Kavanaugh Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

The Canal Street String Band formed in Buffalo in the summer of 2010, playing "fiddle tunes, sea shanties, cowboy songs, canal ditties, mountain music, western swing, and originals" featuring the sounds of the banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, dobro, string bass, guitar, octave mandolin and three-part harmonies.

Phil Banaszak - a New York State fiddle champion and member of the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame - plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar, and sings. Dave Ruch - a full-time musician/performer/music researcher/teaching artist - sings and plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, octave mandolin, bones, spoons and the jaw harp, among other instruments. Jim Whitford - a Buffalo Music Hall of Famer and sideman to stars like Peter Case, Tarbox Ramblers, Gurf Morlix, and Linda McRae - rocks the string bass as well as playing dobro and guitar and singing.

The cost of general admission at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

For more information, call 578-7261.

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