Exploring the Musical Landscape of the Erie Canal
(Lockport Public Library )
This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities' Public Scholars program. Celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial! In this lecture/demonstration, musician and teaching artist Dave Ruch explores music from canal diggers, barge workers, immigrants, lake sailors, mule drivers, canal boat captains, and yes, professional songwriters who all contributed to the musical and cultural life surrounding the canal.
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