American Women in Song: Peggy Lynn in Concert at the Patrician Hall Folk Series

Peggy Lynn, Adirondack singer, songwriter, and educator, performs a new program, “American Women in Song,” 7:00pm Friday, April 17, at the Patrician Hall Folk Series, 12 South Park Street, Cambridge, NY. Tickets are $13-$15. Advance tickets available via the “Buy Tickets” buttons on this page, by calling (518)764-5045, or at the door.

Peggy brings an infectious enthusiasm to all her endeavors. With a sultry, yet powerful alto voice, Peggy gives a clear message of the passion underlying her songs. While her style and range give meaning and emotion to all her work, her most powerful message is for the contributions and burdens of women.

More information about Pencil Brook Productions’ folk series can be found at, on Facebook, or by calling (518)764-5045.

Peggy ranges from folksy to blues with equal ease, alone or harmonizing with others. Believing there needs to be a female role added to the record of Adirondack history, She co-authored “Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women in the Adirondacks” with Sandra Weber. Peggy celebrates, through song and story, the comical, amazing and poignant experiences of Adirondack women as the unsung heroes. Peggy’s most recent solo recording is an anthology of her ballads of North Country women titled Adirondack Woman. To inform her understanding of women’s issues and historical context, Peggy returned to college and received a BS in Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in American and Women’s History.
Photo by Mary Hogan.

Patrician Hall Concerts: John Roberts

We will Welcome Folksinger John Roberts for our second Patrician Hall Concert, on Saturday, March 7th, at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $13-$15, and are available from Brown Paper Tickets via the buttons above and below.

John Roberts is a singer of folksongs from the British Isles, born and raised in Worcestershire, England, of a Welsh family. He currently lives in Schenectady, NY, and has been an active member of the Northeast folk song and dance communities for over 40 years, well known for his work with Tony Barrand, Nowell Sing We Clear, Marlboro Morris & Sword, and solo performances. Singing solo, he often accompanies the songs with concertina or banjo, or sings them a cappella.

He has performed at various folk festivals including the Mystic Sea Music Festival, the Newfoundland Folk Festival, New Bedfords Summerfest and Working Waterfront Festivals, the San Francisco Sea Music Festival, the Fox Valley (IL) Festival, and the Old Songs Festival. As well as a solo CD, Sea Fever, he has recorded albums with Tony Barrand, Nowell Sing We Clear, Debra Cowan, and with the trio Ye Mariners All – all available from Golden Hind Music.

Tickets are $13 to $15. More information about John at, and about the folk series at or (518)764-5045

The Men o’ War Balladeers: Album Release Concert and Party

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(PLEASE NOTE: A MONDAY NIGHT!) The Men o’ War Balladeers invite the public to an intimate concert and gathering to celebrate the release of their new CD “Low Lie the Fields”. Admission is free for one with a CD Purchase ($16), or admission only is $10 in advance (or Pay What you Can at the door).
Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30pm, and music begins at 7:00pm
Held in the Lovejoy Building (the Red Barn behind Hubbard Hall): Park on Main street and enter via the Yellow Brick Road, or Park in the Village Lot off Washington Street and take the paths across the green).

Patrician Hall Concerts: Bob Warren & Joy Mackenzie

We kick of the Patrician Hall Concert Series on Leap Day – Saturday, February 29, at 7:00pm, welcoming Bob Warren and Joy Mackenzie for a concert 7:00pm Saturday, February 29, at Patrician Hall, 12 South Park Street, Cambridge, NY. Tickets are $13 to $15. Tickets available here.
“The voices are heavenly, the blend out of this world, and the understated but well-played stringed instruments are just enough, and not a note too many, as it should be.”
-David Malachowski. Times Union
Bob Warren and Joy Mackenzie share a love for singing. Bob is from the mountains of New York; Joy, from the mountains of Northern California. The strength of their musical partnership rises from the diversity of their individual experience, and grows in the union of their voices.
Bob’s music reflects a poetic artistry that is both articulate and evocative. With his roots in the folk troubadour tradition, Bob’s writing is surprisingly diverse. From musicals to rock and everything in between, Bob’s music shares his humor, wit, and heart.
Music is a way of life for Joy MacKenzie. She sings whenever anyone will let her. A mountain girl from a small town, she keeps it real and believes that music is close to the heart of what makes us human.
More information about the duo at, and about the concert series at or (518)764-5045.