Folk Club Kids: Live Streamed Story Time
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Join Oona Grady, James Gascoyne and Dan Berggren on Wednesday Mornings for Folk Club KIds, a virtual storytime featuring stories, songs and singalongs streamed live from the Caffe Lena stage. Folk Club Kids is for children 18 months to age six, and is free to stream courtesy of The New York State Council on the Arts and Polyset. Oona grew up in the rich musical community of Ithaca, NY, and has been been listening to and playing music as long as she can remember. As a violin player, Oona specializes in traditional fiddle including Irish, old-time and cajun styles. In Saratoga, Oona teaches and performs with a number of groups and is one of the instructors for the Caffe Lena School of Music. Growing up outside Louisville, KY, James was surrounded by music from an early age; radio, vinyl records, church music, and live concerts were a part of daily life. Finding his own musical style as an adult, James always keeps his ears open for sounds – new, old, familiar, or strange. While singing and playing guitar and banjo with Drank The Gold, he delves into the traditions of American old time and Irish dance tunes, while keeping true to his borderless, experimental musical roots. James is one of the instructors for the Caffe Lena School of Music. Dan Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His concerts are engaging as he invites audiences to join in on songs that explore the lives of hard working folks and the many dimensions of home. Berggren’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. For over 40 years, Berggren has entertained audiences in libraries, coffeehouses, schools and concert halls across New York, from Vermont to Michigan, Kentucky to Texas, and overseas in Europe, the British Isles and Central Africa.
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