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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 5, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com KEARNEYSVILLE, W.VA. - Maureen Harrigan, organizer of the Country Roads Folk Festival at Almost Heaven Farm east of Martinsburg, calls the event a "little minifolkstock. " Singer Richie Havens forms a connection of sorts between Harrigan's laid-back little festival held Saturday at her farm off Opequon Lane and Woodstock, the mother of all rock festivals, held in July 1969 on a farm in upstate New York. Havens opened Woodstock, the hippie generation's salute to independence.
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October 1, 2000
Folk music tradition upheld in W.Va. By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A slight, soft early fall breeze blew gently through the huge doors and spaces between the boards of the 100-year-old red barn on the hill over Opequon Creek southeast of here on almost perfect afternoon Sunday. continued Folk musician Al Petteway was helping keep alive a tradition as old as the music itself, passing down some of his considerable knowledge about playing a guitar in creative new ways new the handful of guitar players gathered around him, who played mostly for the joy of it. Maureen Harrigan and her husband Steve Workings bustled about, dodging their dogs and pointing out their pet pot-bellied pigs Squiggy and Winslow, readying for a crowd later in the evening that would gather to hear Petteway and his wife Amy White play a concert.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | March 15, 2009
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - He's 70 years old and a folk music icon, but it's not Mr. Yarrow. It's Peter. "I could never imagine anybody (calling) Pete Seeger 'Mr. Seeger,' though I know people who have done it," Yarrow said in a recent phone interview. "He's been my model. " Yarrow is the Peter in Peter, Paul and Mary - the folk music trio who had a string of hits in the 1960s and brought national attention to the songs "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Leaving On a Jet Plane" before those songs' songwriters, Bob Dylan and John Denver, became household names.
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October 1, 2012
1. Rockin' for charity The Tim Rotz Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Rotz covers the classics of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Broadway show tunes, gospel and a variety of country favorites. Proceeds benefit Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Tickets cost $15; $5 for BISFA students. Call 301-790-3500 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . 2. Friday night folk music Connor Garvey will perform folk music Friday, Oct. 5, at Trinity Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
August 15, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - The annual Williamsport Days festival will be Aug. 25 and 26. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Byron Memorial Park and the Cushwa Basin. The Town of Williamsport will host a craft fair, food, music, raffles and antique car show at Byron Memorial Park and in town. Highlights at the Cushwa Basin include Junior Ranger Day activities for children ages 5 to 12 featuring a scavenger hunt, "Paint Your Own Canal," "Meet the Mule" and "Be a Locktender.
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By KATE COLEMAN | February 4, 1998
Tom Chapin Tom Chapin's 3 p.m. performance at Hagerstown Junior College's Kepler Theater Saturday, Feb. 7, is billed as a children's concert, but don't let that fool you. Sure, his 1996 recording, "Around the World and Back Again," received a Grammy nomination for Best Album for Children. Sure, he's received a slew of awards for his "children's recordings. " But Chapin's kids' stuff is not just for kids. It's clever and catchy with wordplay that doesn't talk down to children.
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by DON AINES | July 28, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The music of the British Isles - Irish, Scottish and Celtic - wafted through the summer evening air Thursday at Memorial Park as the Summer Concerts in the Park series featured Cormorant's Fancy of Gettysburg, Pa. "We came on purpose because we knew they were going to be here," said Ginny Gill of Chambersburg. She and her husband, Ken, catch most of the summer concerts, but have seen Cormorant's Fancy several other times. The Gills had called Lloyd and Debbie Harris of Smithsburg to join them for the performance.
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By HARRY NOGLE | March 2, 2011
On way to relieve Cabin Fever is to get out of the house and attend The Western Maryland Blues Fest’s “Cabin Fever Blues Bash” Thursday, March 3 at the Maryland Theater located in the Arts and Entertainment District in Hagerstown.  British guitar phenom, and Ruf recording artist, Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform during the “Cabin Fever Blues Bash.”  Taylor recently appeared on the cover of Blues Revue magazine and is currently touring in support of her sophomore CD, “Diamonds In The Dirt.
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by FRANCK GADZA | January 20, 2003
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra's third Masterworks Series of the season featured the music of three composers, each of whom was influenced by the folk music of his native land. The program opened with the Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), best known as the first champion of nationalism in Russian music. The Maryland Symphony's string section performed the rapid scale passages with precision and accuracy. The winds and brass balanced the style of the music well, without overwhelming the strings.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 9, 2006
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.VA. - Folk music - the art form that reflects the daily life of people and gained momentum in the 1960s as singers spoke out against issues like war - gets its own celebration in the Eastern Panhandle every year. It comes in the form of the Country Roads Folk Festival, where folk music fans can take in a day's worth of performances in a picturesque country backdrop that encourages one to slow down and enjoy some time with friends, organizers say. Festival founder Maureen Harrigan - who was putting on her seventh installment of the event Sunday - hopes the music still holds, for some, solutions to modern-day issues.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
Dozens of people listened to the acoustic sounds of Brian Keith & Kerch perform rock and folk music Sunday afternoon at Hagerstown's City Park. The concert was part of the Arts in the Park summer Sunday series, said Heather Holman, president of Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st. The neighborhood group and the City of Hagerstown's Parks and Recreation Division have partnered on the series, which has held events on several Sundays this summer....
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2012
1. Rockin' for charity The Tim Rotz Variety Show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Rotz covers the classics of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Broadway show tunes, gospel and a variety of country favorites. Proceeds benefit Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Tickets cost $15; $5 for BISFA students. Call 301-790-3500 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . 2. Friday night folk music Connor Garvey will perform folk music Friday, Oct. 5, at Trinity Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, W.Va.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 15, 2012
Karen Taylor's front porch at 317 N. Main St. was filled with baby clothes and other porch-sale stuff Saturday morning. She thought business would be brisk with the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival and all of the excitement surrounding the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam. It wasn't. “It's slow,” Taylor said Saturday morning. By afternoon, business had not improved. “It's slower and slower,” she said. “I thought I would do better since they had both things together.
NEWS
August 5, 2011
Summer festival Children's games, face painting, petting zoo, play area with inflatables, arts and crafts vendors, magician, food and bake sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro. Call 301-671-5005 or go to www.fkhv.org. Exhibit and grand opening The Race Street Artist Co-op will have a public exhibit and grand opening. 6 p.m. today. Race Street Artist Co-op, 410 W. Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va.
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By HARRY NOGLE | March 2, 2011
On way to relieve Cabin Fever is to get out of the house and attend The Western Maryland Blues Fest’s “Cabin Fever Blues Bash” Thursday, March 3 at the Maryland Theater located in the Arts and Entertainment District in Hagerstown.  British guitar phenom, and Ruf recording artist, Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform during the “Cabin Fever Blues Bash.”  Taylor recently appeared on the cover of Blues Revue magazine and is currently touring in support of her sophomore CD, “Diamonds In The Dirt.
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By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | May 12, 2009
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Greetings, neighbors Hope all is well with you. We were treated to a lovely weekend, for sure. Library to offer gardening seminar Boonsboro Free Library will host "Vegetable Gardening Basics - Grow it! Eat it! & Plant Swap" Thursday at 6 p.m. in the community room. Learn the basics of vegetable gardening from Washington County Master Gardeners Karen Greeley and Judy Kofoet. You will learn how to grow the top-10 easiest vegetables successfully.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | March 15, 2009
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - He's 70 years old and a folk music icon, but it's not Mr. Yarrow. It's Peter. "I could never imagine anybody (calling) Pete Seeger 'Mr. Seeger,' though I know people who have done it," Yarrow said in a recent phone interview. "He's been my model. " Yarrow is the Peter in Peter, Paul and Mary - the folk music trio who had a string of hits in the 1960s and brought national attention to the songs "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Leaving On a Jet Plane" before those songs' songwriters, Bob Dylan and John Denver, became household names.
NEWS
September 18, 2008
Weather cooperated for Canal-Apple Days It was a glorious weekend, weatherwise, just what the Hancock Lions Club hoped for. The parade along Main Street was enjoyable and Widmeyer Park was packed with visitors looking for a bargain, a taste of homemade food and the sound of local music. Canal-Apple Days 2008 - the 32nd year for this festival - has come and gone, but the event shows once again that Hancock can throw a great "party" to celebrate its local heritage.
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