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~ Special Programs ~

Below are music programs that Cosby and Tom perform for a variety of locations,
including libraries, historic sites, museums, festivals and events. Have a look and see if
they might fit into your event planning. References and show histories available.

New for 2020

~ The Mayflower's Historic Songs : 400 Year Anniversary in 2020
The upcoming year is the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower on this
continent. This program includes a variety of songs such as ballads, rounds, country
songs, and A Capella psalms. It also includes historic narrative about the Mayflower
and the early years at Plymouth Plantation. About one hour in length, and family-
friendly.

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~ Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs
This program features the historic songs of lumberjacks in the 1800's logging camps of
the Adirondack Mountains. Also includes interesting narrative about this charming
(and tough!) work era in upstate New York. About one hour, age eight to adult.

~ Erie Canal Historic Songs
With eight historic songs from the Canal construction, spoken passages of history and
interesting anecdotes. Performed with guitar, voice, and fiddle. The program is 45
minutes in length, and is appropriate for adults, families, and children above age ten.

~ Songwriters in the Round: Original Songs by Two Songwriters
Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle perform original, acoustic, and independent folk songs
in a round-robin style. Narrative and anecdotes about songwriting and the creative
process. About 90 minutes, and best for adults and teenagers.

~ Poetry Songs and History Songs
Words of famous poets put to original music by Tom Staudle (poets are Robert Frost,
Edgar Allen Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Andy Rooney, a local poet, and more). History Song
series portrays the life of the American Settlers during the Revolution through original
songs by Cosby Gibson. Includes discussion of each topic. About 1 hour and 15 minutes,
best for adults and teenagers.

~ Songwriting Workshop for Groups
Hands-on songwriting workshop. Original song sample performances, and discussion of
various techniques for writing songs. A group song is written after learning concepts.
From one to two hours, ages 8 to adult.

~ These programs are performed for venues such as the Arkell Museum, Clifton Park-
Halfmoon Library, Elwood Museum, Gloversville Library, Johnstown Historic Society,
Mayfield Historical Society, Old Forge Library, Oneida County History Center,
Schoharie Crossing Historic Site, Sharon Springs Library, Troy Library, on radio at
WIOX-FM in Roxbury, NY, and interviews on Bob Cudmore’s podcast, “The Historians,”
and Amsterdam, NY, radio stations.

~ Please contact us for more information, to book a presentation, for publicity and
summaries, as well as show histories. We are glad to perform these wonderful
programs for your organization.

~ Contact: dovemusic55 @ yahoo.com

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