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Virtual Live performance: Folklore and Coal Mining songs of the Northeast with Jay Smar

Virtual Live performance: Folklore and Coal Mining songs of the Northeast with Jay Smar Online

Musician Jay Smar performs an informative musical and historical program with original and documented songs of the northeastern coal mining region during the early 1900's, highlighting the everyday struggles and life of the European coal miner in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Songs sung by miners are performed as well as songs about more contemporary issues such as “The Fires of Centralia” documenting the 50 year old coal fire that burns there to this day. Stories, folklore and documents from the region add to the musical performance, including N.E.Pa coal books, chronicles, pay scales, photos and related coal mining articles. Vocals are accompanied by guitar and claw-hammer banjo. To emulate the mining musicians of the region, Jay sings, fiddles, and flat-foot clog-dances simultaneously to highlight the end of the program.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Chester County Library. This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy.

Registration is required. Registration will close 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the event. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 2 hours before the program starts. Make sure to check the email address you registered with to receive the link. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the virtual program.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library Location:
Chester County Library
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Adults     Virtual  
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Pam Marquette

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