Historical society

Plainfield - posted Mar, 15 2013

PLAINFIELD- Jeff Davis, one of America’s most respected collectors and interpreters of traditional music will open the Spring series of public programs at the Plainfield Historical Society on Wednesday, March 27at 7 p.m. at the town’s recreation/seniors building, 482 Norwich Road. Davis has traveled far and wide to visit “source singers”--- farmers and miners who remembered the old songs and tunes once common in towns and villages. He plays the fiddle, banjo, mandocello, guitar, spoons, jaw’s harp and several instruments made by folk craftsmen. A brief business meeting precedes the program. Refreshments will follow. For more information, call 860-564-8561. On April 24, Rangers from The Last Green Valley will discuss the “interesting” and colorful folks, from statesmen to spies, who once lived in the 35-town National Heritage Corridor. Then on May 29, Shelley Hopkins, Town of Plainfield Economic Development official will speak about future plans for the Lawton Mills textile complex.

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