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Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

“Singing for Suffrage”
with Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan


Peggy Lynn is passionate about the contributions and burdens of women. While earning a BS in Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in American and Women’s History, she uncovered 200 songs used by, or popular during, the struggles of the women’s suffrage movement. Peggy Lynn will perform a selection of these songs, accompanied by husband Dan Duggan in this special program on the weekend after International Women’s Day, commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote. Peggy Lynn is also using her songwriting expertise to lead workshops at retreats for women with cancer and chronic illness and women veterans. As one of the founders of Creative Healing Connections, she believes women find their strength when they raise and join their voices. In recognition of this work, Peggy was awarded the Altes Prize by Empire State College in 2013. In addition, her AAS degree in Forestry has helped her develop environmental awareness workshops and better appreciate Adirondack History for which she has other programs.

Peggy is referred to by poet Maurice Kenny as "The Voice of the Mountains," is recognized for her soulful songwriting and extraordinary vocal versatility. She is known for ballads of strong women, children’s songs about nature, and bluesy songs of life and love. With a Bachelors degree in Women’s Studies, and a Masters in History, Peggy’s work is grounded in traditional instrumental and vocal styles, but exhibiting a critical and philosophical perspective. She is passionate about her work with Creative Healing Connections, leading songwriting workshops for women’s retreats. For this work, she was named a recipient of the Altes Prize by SUNY Empire State College in 2013. Peggy champions the addition of women to the record of history with Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks, co-authored with Sandra Weber, for which the Adirondack Mountain Club honored her with their Arthur E. Newkirk Education Award in 2005.

Dan Duggan is known nationally for his wizardry on hammered dulcimer and flat-picking guitar, and is the recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. He is a true multi-instrumentalist, equally at home on guitar, slide guitar, piano, banjo and his signature hammered dulcimer. Adding to his extensive array of recordings, Dan has recently released an album of original tunes called For the Love of Friends. He and Peggy have released two trio albums with Dan Berggren, the more recent titled Jamcrackers, and as a duo have released three previous recordings: Keeping Christmas, A Stitch in Time, and Be the Light. Dan’s children’s album, Pieces of Our Life, earned a Parent’s Choice Award in 1998. His dulcimer work can also be heard on Paul Simon's CD You’re the One, released in October of 2000.

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