Ticonderoga Music of the Adirondacks will be featured during a performance by Dave Ruch in Ticonderoga.
The folksinger will offer a concert Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Ti Community Building. The concert will be free and refreshments will be served.
The event will be presented by the Ticonderoga First 250 Years Committee, The Ticonderoga Historical Society and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum.
“When we think of old-time music handed down from generation to generation, we might think of places like Kentucky or North Carolina, or the Ozark Mountains….did you know we’ve got it right here in the Empire State, too?,” Ruch said.
Ruch will tell the stories behind the songs, stories of farmers, lumbermen, children, housewives, lake sailors, canallers and more.
A professional musician and educator based in Buffalo, Ruch gives more than 200 concerts and workshops each year for schools, libraries, music festivals, historical societies, museums and community events.
Ruch considers himself equal parts historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist.
He plays banjo, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, washboard and jaw harp as he sings.
Ruch is a member of the New York State Historical Association, Canal Society of New York State, New York Folklore Society, and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies.
The Ticonderoga First 250 Years Committee has been formed to plan the 250th anniversary celebration of Ticonderoga’s settlement. It is now seeking a logo for the commemoration.
The logo will be featured in promotions on-line and printed on various materials.
The group is holding a contest to find a logo. The competition is open to any individual, organization, business, educational institution or group. All submissions must contain a primary graphic that is a visual/artistic representation of the commemoration and must include the text: Ticonderoga, 250 Years, 1764-2014. The entry deadline is April 25.