Songs of Old New Hampshire at Brookline Public Library

Thursday, July 29th at 6:30 pm

Brookline Public Library, remotely by Zoom

Email KeithT@BrooklineNH.US for the Zoom Link

Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us “where we came from and what brought us along.” These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills, and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

This program made possible by generous support of New Hampshire Humanities