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An Adirondack Christmas

November 28, 2015

For over 25 years award-winning musicians and songwriters Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn have delighted audiences from Maine to Florida with their unique holiday programs. Together they combine instrumental and vocal renditions of both original and traditional seasonal pieces featuring hammered dulcimer, concertina, guitar and piano. Dan has arranged several of their original songs for choirs and together they have performed with the 100 piece Oneida Chorale, The Alfred University concert choir, and numerous church choirs throughout the northeast. Dan has recorded three CD’s of instrumental traditional holiday music “Christmas Morn”, “Winters Eve”, and “All Through the Night” and together Dan and Peggy have released two CD’s of original and traditional seasonal songs and tunes: “Keeping Christmas” and “Be the Light”.

Dan and Peggy are known for their unique arrangements of seasonal songs and tunes and masterful harmonies. Together their unique holiday concerts help to celebrate the magic of this wonderful season.

Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn are celebrating ten years of marriage and fifteen years of performing together. With a newly released album titled Esperance, named for their farm in Red Creek, NY, they showcase a few of their favorite genres: distinctive original songs, acoustic jazz standards, and instrumentals, both poignant and driving. Peggy’s talent for moving lyrics and Dan’s knack for unique, tasteful arrangements make this recording a fitting culmination of their composing and performing experience.

Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on hammered dulcimer and flat-picking guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. He is a true multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, slide guitar, piano, banjo and his signature hammered dulcimer. Adding to his extensive array of recordings { 18 }, Dan has recently released an album of original tunes called For the Love of Friends. He and Peggy have released two trio albums with Dan Berggren, the more recent titled Jamcrackers, and as a duo have released three previous recordings: Keeping Christmas, A Stitch in Time, and Be the Light. Dan’s children’s album, Pieces of Our Life, earned a Parent’s Choice Award in 1998. His dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's CD You’re the One, released in October of 2000 and “The Paul Simon Collection” released in 2004.

Peggy Lynn, referred to by poet Maurice Kenny as "The Voice of the Mountains," is recognized for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. She is known for ballads of strong women, children’s songs about nature, and bluesy songs of life and love. With a Bachelors degree in Women’s Studies, and a Masters in History, Peggy’s work is grounded in traditional instrumental and vocal styles, but exhibiting a critical and philosophical perspective. She is passionate about her work with Creative Healing Connections, leading songwriting workshops for women’s retreats. For this work, she was named a recipient of the Altes Prize by SUNY Empire State College in 2013. Peggy champions the addition of women to the record of history with Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks, co-authored with Sandra Weber, for which the Adirondack Mountain Club honored her with their Arthur E. Newkirk Education Award in 2005.

Dan and Peggy combine original and traditional songs and tunes with masterful harmonies and inventive arrangements. On stage, their enthusiasm and humor charm audiences. The couple’s gift of insight is matched with dynamic songwriting and instrumental virtuosity.

Sample some of Dan and Peggys music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMfaK2cGplY

Online Ticket Price: $15.00 Member / $18.00 Non Member

At the Door: $18.00 Member / $21.00 Non Member

Seating for this event is limited. Advanced sale tickets are recommended

 

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