Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Songwriting Program Starting in May

‘Lincoln In Clyde’ Songwriting Project Gets Underway in May

    Under the direction of John & Nancy Bryan, a project to write and record songs about Abraham Lincoln and his  visit to Clyde will begin May 10th.  The Bryans’ have recently produced similar sets of songs recorded on CDs  for other historical organizations  — featuring The County Jail in Lyons and Memorial Day in Waterloo.

    The songwriting phase will be held on four successive Saturdays in May (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st) from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Brick Church Museum, followed by practice and recording sessions in June.  In it, participants will be writing the lyrics and the Bryans composing the music.

    Everyone of any age is invited to participate in this initial songwriting portion of the project. Anyone who would like to continue with or join in for the singing and recording process in June will be notified about the dates when determined.  A public performance of the newly created songs will be held in August.  If interested in participating, please call the Bryans at (315) 923-7498.

  This project, free to all participants, is sponsored by the GHS and made possible by a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

   Article written for the April 2014 Blockhouse Bulletin by Jim Darnell and used in this blog with his permission.