How did music and dance traditionally fit into Long Island farm communities? What did the old songs and tunes sound like, and how did barn dances knit together villagers and their farms? Join renowned musician and scholar Jeff Davis as he discusses the rich history of fiddle tunes and barn dances on the north and south shores of Long Island, and hear tunes he only recently has discovered in local archives, including tunes like "Setauket", "Stony Brook", "Gardiner's Waltz" and even the "Cricket Sett", which was composed by Sylvester Manor visitor, Ole Bull.
Talk followed by potluck dinner and dance at our farmstand with special guest musicians from across the region.
Bring a potluck dish (& serving utensils) with enough to share for 6 people, along with a beverage. Please RSVP here.
*Free to the public. Please join us.