New England Youth Theatre presents "Singing Through the Seasons: Songs of Farming and Life by Jay Bailey and Friends", A Benefit Concert for the New England Youth Theatre Scholarship Fund, on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at NEYT, 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro.
Jay and Janet Bailey have been diversified family farmers at "Fair Winds Farm" in Brattleboro for 39 years. Working as a farmer, Jay has collected a unique repertoire of songs that mirror the rhythms of farm life. His singing and fiddle playing are a direct expression of his love for the land and for the seasonal changes that determine the yearly progression of work that are essential to farming.
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 changing seasons, working with horses, stone walls, haying and the beauty of living out of doors and close to the land in New England. Bring your voice and bring a friend. Music is not a spectator sport, it's to be part of!
Admission by free will donation, refreshments available.
For more information contact Jay Bailey, 254-9067 or Andy Davis, 257-1819
New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.
New England Youth Theatre is also supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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