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Adirondack Folk Music Festival slated

Schroon Lake event Aug. 11

The Adirondack Folk Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

The Adirondack Folk Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

— The Adirondack Folk Music Festival is returning to Schroon Lake.

The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

“This event is free to the public and offers a very fun event for our Schroon Lake friends and neighbors,” said Patti Rapoport of the SLAC. “There will be tents set up to protect both the audience and the performers from the weather, rain or sun.”

Performing will be Atwater and Donnelly, Roy Hurd and Frank Orsini, Patti Casey and Bob Amos, PossumHaw, and Patchouli.

“Our musical artists are from the North Country, Vermont and Rhode Island and offer a variety of musical styles to be heard and appreciated by all,” Rapoport said.

“As well as the musical event featured we will have several local craftsmen and artisans showing their Adirondack works,” she added. “There will also be food for sale by our local Lyons Club. All of this adds up to be a really fun afternoon overlooking our beautiful Schroon Lake.”

For information call the arts council at 532-9259.

Atwater and Donnelly is a husband-wife duo. They play an array of instruments, including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more.

Based in Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have performed 25 years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England and Canada. They have produced six books, a film and 12 recordings.

Roy Hurd will join with Frank Orsini to perform in Schroon Lake.

Hurd is well known in the Adirondacks for his brand of mountain music. His song “Adirondack Blue” has become a modern-day Adirondack anthem and his recordings are regional best sellers.

Orsini is one of the prominent acoustic musicians in the upstate New York music scene, playing fiddle, viola, mandolin and guitar. A versatile fiddler and singer, he has been a member of many long-standing established North Country groups.

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