Renowned folk musicians Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy will perform a benefit concert at Brooks Memorial Library at 224 Main St. Brattleboro on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
They will feature songs and ballads composed by James Atwood during the mid19th century in West Dover. The concert will include a wide range of songs from the Atwood collection. The collection includes dramatic ballads, romantic songs, funny songs about domestic life and marriage to children's songs. Tony and Keith will sing "Jubilee Jim Fisk," a song about Brattleboro's own Jim Fisk, a notorious Robber Barron of the Gilded Age. Jim Fisk and Jay Gould's speculation was a major cause of the collapse of the gold market in 1869.
Sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. Tickets in advance at the Library's Main Circulation desk, $10 adults, $5 children under 10 years of age. Cash or Checks made payable to "Friends of Brooks Memorial Library."