All Ages

An Ear for Elsewhere: Vidar & Randy

When: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 9:00am
Where: 
Waunakee Public Library (New address!) 201 N. Madison St.

Vidar Skrede and Randy Gosa debut their combination of the melodies of Norwegian folk music with the rhythmic approach of Irish accompaniment. The duo performs a collection of Vidar’s original compositions, traditional Norwegian folk music, and a few Irish and Celtic influenced and traditional tunes. Between numbers, they will share stories and history relating to the music.

Music of the West African Kora

When: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
Where: 
Fitchburg Public Library

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.

Music of the West African Kora with Sean Gaskell

When: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: 
Deerfield Public Library

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.

The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire.

An Ear for Elsewhere: Jeff Pockat

When: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Waunakee Public Library (New address!) 201 N. Madison St.

Jeff Pockat has been a lifelong musician with a very eclectic set of musical tastes.  His interests range from Bluegrass to Classic Rock.  In 1984 he was introduced to the Harp with an intense interest in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands.  He soon fell in love with the more ancient wire-strung Clairseach or Gaelic Harp.  Jeff has become a music historian performing the music of greats like, Turlough O’Carolan, Rory dall O’Cathan, Cornelias Lyons and Dennis O’Hampsey just to name a few.  Da Mihi Manum, Eleanor Plunkett, Oscail an Doros are a few melodies by these artist.  Along with the ha

WI Dells Singers: A Ho-Chunk Nation Dance & Drum Group

When: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 
Marshall Community Library

Learn about and celebrate a piece of Native American culture.

Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation Dance and Drum Group sing in the Ho-Chunk language to the steady beat of a large dance drum.

Elliott Funmaker Sr. will talk about the songs, drum, and traditional clothing that are part of their performance.

Questions encouraged afterwards.