Remembering musician, activist

Pete Seeger Songfest

Jun 11, 2014
Jim Scott, right, shares a song with Pete Seeger.

Rockland — The community is invited to join composer/guitarist Jim Scott in honoring the late Pete Seeger in a concert Saturday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway.

The evening is titled Pete Seeger Songfest: Remembering Pete through his Songs and will offer the opportunity to singing many of Seeger’s well-loved songs such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and many others. All interested singers are welcome, no experience necessary.

Scott, who knew Seeger well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, will inspire attendees to raise their voices for the causes Seeger championed and remember the great contributions to American heritage Seeger made in his 94 years of life. His legacy of poetry and song continues to guide and inspire.

Some written music Scott has arranged will be provided, and all will be able to join in by ear and on-the-spot teaching. Tickets will be $10 at the door; for more information, call 594-8750. Scott also will lead worship Sunday, June 22, at 10 a.m. This will be a service for all ages using music and poetry to deepen our commitment to peace, justice and caring for Earth.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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