We will have a number of tables to help people with doing research for their Hispanic, Jewish, African American, and Native American ancestors; using DNA to find ancestors; archiving ancestral photos with scrapbooking and photo restoration experts; learning about researching Revolutionary War ancestors with DAR representation; what to expect in the Census; and consultants to assist with one-on-one research help. To learn more about this event at the Corona Public Library, S. Main St.
A minstrel was a medieval European entertainer. Originally describing any type of entertainer such as a musicianjuggleracrobatsinger or foolthe term later, from the sixteenth century, came to mean a specialist entertainer who sang songs and played musical instruments. Minstrels performed songs which told stories of distant places or of existing or imaginary historical events.
When I got my first guitar, I also obtained a number of vinyl record albums OK, that dates me, and I will admit that the year was about from which I learned various songs to add to my repertoire. I usually learned songs with words, but I initially picked up "The Minstrel Boy" as an instrumental from a Dick Rosmini record he was an amazing guitarist and banjo player who frequently backed up "the big names," such as Bob Gibson and Tom Paxton; but he did make one album for Elektra and "The Minstrel Boy" was on it. Initially I didn't realize that there were words to the piece and one day, while on a trip, I was playing it in the motel room and my mother who rarely listened to my noodling on the guitar, but in this situation was sort of a captive audiencestarted to sing it.
When I was kid in the 40s we were taught it was a Welsh song translated. I always imagined a cowboy on a white horse like Roy Rogers! My primary school music teacher in Longsight, ManchesterMiss Hedgewick instilled a love of folk music in us that survived the sadism of secondary school theory teachers etc!
Traditional, arranged by Rebsie Fairholm and Daniel Staniforth from a 16th century book. Seven Star Green is grown from the same rootstock as my first album Mind The Gap, so it has the usual ethereal psych-folk ambience and soaring, haunting vocals. But this album finds a new complexity and sophistication, particularly in the instrumentation.
This is a fabulous resource Juergen - I've always loved Moore's Melodies and as children we used to sing The Minstrel Boy on car journeys :. At the moment I am researching the history of some of Thomas Moore's songs: those that were popular in Germany in the 19th century. In this context I also try to put together what is known of the origin and the possible sources of these particular tunes.