Songs of Old New Hampshire

Presented by Jeff Warner. Wednesday, November 3, 7:00 pm via Zoom

Register here 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. 

Sponsored by the Lee Public Library, Lee Historical Society and New Hampshire Humanities Council.

This is part of a series of programs offered on the first Wednesday of the month, running through May 2022. Register here for the Zoom link to all the programs.