Extremely Local Music

On Wednesday there was another installment of Music at the Library. I can’t stress how much a love this idea! In my travels across campus, I can squeeze in a quick session of live music. How many people can say that?

This month it was a duo of hammered dulcimer and Celtic harp and it was lovely! My mother knows the dulcimer player, Mitzy Collins, and we’ve had her Christmas CD for years. It was a cool experience to hear her play in person.

The duo played some lovely Irish reels and folk pieces. I was blown away when Mitzy informed the audience that many songs were composed in nearby Genesee county in the 19th century. When I think of “classical” music I assume it comes from Europe, but that’s not always true. Not only is this not technically classical music, but it was composed right here in Western New York.

I can’t wait for the next Music at the Library!

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