Valley Folk Presents...

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

Sunday Concerts
begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
otherwise noted)

Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 7:30 PM

The Johnson Girls

Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

In the red-brick UM Church--door on First St.

“The Johnson Girls, shanty singers from America, took the place by storm.... Those who thought a shanty singer had to be male, bearded and with a beer gut, had better think again.” – Cornwall Guardian

The Johnson Girls is an energetic all-woman a cappella ensemble, performing traditional and contemporary music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore. With a sound that has been called “exciting,” “haunting,” and “uplifting,” the Johnson Girls give performances that bring audiences to their feet wherever they go.

Each of The Johnson Girls--Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha--brings a specialty and style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian, French, and Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more. The Johnson Girls bring a unique interpretation to their repertoire while preserving the traditional roots of their music.

Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, The Johnson Girls have performed at major festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, and more across the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Europe, have performed live on Oscar Brand’s radio show, France Bleu radio and appeared on French TV.

For more information, visit: www.thejohnsongirls.com

 

There is a self-running jam on concert nights beginning 90 minutes before each concert when we get in the building to set up. Bring your instrument and come jam with us!