Humanities Roadshow: A Sampler of New Hampshire Stories in Song
Follow Tom Curren’s musical journey through New Hampshire's past as he shares songs that explore the land, people, traditions, and unique cultures that have shaped our state. From the seacoast and its earliest settlement by Europeans in the 1600s, these stories follow the course of history inland, from the pioneer era through the Revolution, to the abolitionist and Grange movements of the 19th century, and finally, to the folk music revival of the 1960s. Audiences will delight in the rich musical traditions that we share here in the Granite State.
Registration is required for this free event.
About the presenter: Tom Curren began singing in the mid-1960s, appearing at Boston coffeehouses and venues across New Hampshire. With the singing group The Good Old Plough, Tom has performed at Canterbury Shaker Village, the Shelburne Museum, at New England historical societies and libraries, for NH Public Radio, on NH Public Television's NH Crossroads, and Good Morning America. He has operated a dairy farm, served as a town selectman and moderator, and worked as a conservationist for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Tom has written several town histories and two books on New England music: I Believe I’ll Go Back Home and All Join Hands: Dudley Laufman and the New England Country Dance Tradition.