Adirondack musicians will come together on Saturday, February 24th at 7 pm at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall for a concert called “Adirondack String Fever.” Led by songwriter and storyteller Dan Berggren on guitar, the show includes John Kirk and Trish Miller on fiddle, mandolin and banjo; and Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan playing guitar and hammered dulcimer. These five long-time friends have played in combinations and separately for decades at concerts, festivals, dances, theatrical performances, and events all over the North Country.
Dan Berggren was raised in the Adirondacks on a family farm and his music is infused with tales of working the land and forest. He is an award-winning music educator who has recorded over a dozen albums and released his most recent, This Planet We Call Home, in 2017. It features the song he wrote celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in 2015.
John Kirk and Trish Miller play fiery fiddle tunes, folksongs and fancy footwork. John has widespread recognition in folk and traditional music circles, performing on stages from Carnegie Hall to mountain campfire gatherings. Trish Miller is known for her clogging, guitar and banjo. Both of them call square dances and have taught folk music and dance together over two decades.
Peggy Lynn is a singer, songwriter and music educator with a special passion for telling the stories of Adirondack women. Her musical styles range from folk to blues. Dan Duggan is a nationally known performer of the hammered dulcimer and flat-picking guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. He is a multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, slide guitar, piano, banjo and hammered dulcimer.
Tickets are $12, $5 for under 18. The Grange is located at 1610 NYS Route 22 in Essex. For more information, click here.
Photo: Whallonsburg Grange.