Farmers’ Night will Seven Times Salt the winter blues away
Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 pm, the annual Farmers’ Night program presented by the Vermont Historical Society will feature Boston-based early music ensemble Seven Days Salt in their first performance in Vermont.
“This talented young group will perform music that regaled the first settlers at Plimoth,” commented Public Programs Coordinator Amanda Gustin. “You can even listen to George Washington’s favorite dance tunes. These are the songs that settlers to Vermont were humming and singing as they traveled, plowed fields, and gathered in taverns.”
The Vermont Historical Society program by STS includes refined English consorts, early shapenote hymns, songs of liberty and taxation, wartime laments, and dance tunes. Featured composers will include John Dowland, Thomas Ravesncroft, Thomas Arne, William Billings, and more. Seven Times Salt plays as an “English consort” ensemble, a particular grouping of individuals and instruments that became popular in England toward the end of the 16th century. The instruments they played – the violin
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