The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Song & Story Summer Reading Celebration at Lily Library with Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell

WHAT: A Song & Story Celebration with Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell
WHERE: The Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St, Florence, MA.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 pm.

The Lilly Library will celebrate its Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!” by presenting Parents’ Choice Award winning performers Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell in a participatory program of songs & stories for all ages. Entitled A Song & Story Celebration, this concert is an exciting journey that celebrates reading, the roots and branches of rock and roll, and cultural diversity. Be prepared to sing, move and dance, especially to the closing song, La Bamba. There will also be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons and an appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo.

Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell have over eight decades of combined experience performing for families, in community settings throughout the Northeast. They are known for their humor, their strong vocal harmonies and for their warm and participatory performing style. Pete Seeger has called Davis "thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller." His traditional style of telling empowers and encourages audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the stories home with them to share with others. His storytelling cassette, Family Stories, won a Parents Choice Gold Award, and was recently named one of the year’s best audio recording by Booklist magazine. Roger Tincknell is an accomplished musician, singer and song-writer, whose concerts include a wide variety of guitar styles, as well as banjo, mandolin, bazouki, harmonica and piano playing. His repertoire ranges from folk to rock and roll, and often includes some show stopping yodeling. Roger also won Parents Choice honor awards for his album of environmental songs, entitled Earth Rhythms, and his most recent release, Carnivalito.

A Song & Story Celebration is appropriate to all ages and will take place at the Lilly Library on Tuesday, July 10 starting at 6:00 pm. This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency supported by the MA Cultural Council. For more information call (413) 587-1500. Be sure celebrate reading at this wonderful family-oriented entertainment event.

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