A Western Wingding in Song and Story—A Musical History of Eastern Custer County
Saturday, October 12 — 7 pm — Hermosa School Gym
Live music by Allen and Jill Kirkham celebrating the history of our early western music, followed by an exhibit by the Hermosa Arts & History Association of past and present local musicians.
Suitable for all ages and free to the public, with support from the SD Humanities Council.
Coffee and cookies will be served. Donations to support HAHA’s programs gratefully accepted.
Come prepared to tap your toes and sway to acoustic music on guitar, bass fiddle, mandolin and harmonica. Allen and Jill Kirkham will perform their “History of Traditional American Western Music” program on October 12 at the annual Hermosa Arts & History Association Storyteller Event at 7:00 PM in the Hermosa School Gymnasium. The program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Kirkhams give oral and live musical presentations of public domain, traditional Western music, contemporary and original western music, 1870-1907. They share background and history behind the songs and include songs of the Black Hills, valleys, pine trees and plains, cowboys and cowgirls, horses and cattle, pioneer families, gold miners, ghost towns, cavalry, Native Americans, outlaws, gamblers and gunfighters.
Following the Kirkham’s performance, guests will enjoy an overview of Hermosa’s rich musical heritage with a HAHA exhibit featuring past and present local musical history. Local musicians will be celebrated through photographs and text.
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