Songs of Old New Hampshire

Presenter: Jeff Warner

Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us "where we came from and what brought us along." These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills, and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Stories We Tell, Words We Share is on Saturday 9/18. Join us for a community day honoring the power of words and fun for all ages! Stop by the Folsom Tavern from 10-4 for a full day of storytelling, music, and hands-on activities. The day will feature a packed schedule of presentations by local authors, storytellers, and musicians, as wll as vendor tables featuring local authors and storytellers. 

Event Details


Saturday, September 18, 2021 1:45pm


Folsom Tavern at the American Independence Museum
164 Water Street
Exeter NH 03833

Hosted By:

American Independence Museum

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American Independence Museum