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Instrumental Stories Research Talk with Camilla Ammirati

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Get the behind-the-scenes look at TAUNY’s 2017-2018 research project and exhibit on instruments made and kept in New York’s North Country (exhibit on display February-October 2018). From fiddles to guitars, dulcimers to der-ders, instruments reveal the many ways people connect to North Country traditions, whether through crafting, playing, or holding onto an instrument that’s come down through a family. Join Camilla Ammirati, TAUNY’s Director of Research and Programs and the researcher and curator for this project, to learn about these instruments, their stories, and the journey from research project to major exhibition. The presentation will include images, audio, and video samples from the fieldwork, as well as a demonstration of selected instruments.

Light refreshments will be served. There is a suggested donation of $5 for this program.

This program is held in conjunction with TAUNY’s current exhibit, “Instrumental Stories,” which features handmade and heirloom instruments made and kept in New York’s North Country. The exhibit is on display at the TAUNY Center in Canton, NY through October 27, 2018.

The “Instrumental Stories” exhibit program series is made possible by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional funding has been provided by The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Additional support from T. Urling and Mabel Walker.

Photo: Folklorist Camilla Ammirati (center) joins in on some tunes while visiting luthier and musician Dave Nichols (right) and his intern Tyler Dezago (left), 2017, for the research project that led to TAUNY’s current exhibit, “Instrumental Stories.”