The rhythms of farm life in songs

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BRATTLEBORO >> Jay and Janet Bailey have been the farmers at "Fair Winds Farm" in Brattleboro for over 35 years. During his work as a farmer Jay has gathered a unique repertoire of songs that deeply reflect the rhythms of farm and country life. His singing and fiddle playing are direct expressions of his love for the land, the people and for the seasonal changes that determine the yearly progression of tasks that are essential to farming. Jay will present a program of song and stories at New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Free will donation, refreshments available.

The program will be of interest to those who love traditional music, local history and our agricultural heritage. The songs, tunes and recollections will cover many topics including the seasons, working with horses, stone walls, haying and the beauty of living out of doors and close to the land in New England. Don't forget to bring your voices!

For more information contact Jay Bailey, 802-254-9067 or Andy Davis, 802-257-1819.


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