Adam Miller - Storyteller,folk singer & autoharp virtuoso - For over two decades, award-winning folksinger & autoharp virtuoso Adam Miller has captured the imagination of students across the United Stats with his highly entertaining, multi-cultural Singing Through History! Folk music. All programs are designed to encourage group singing and inter-activity and are tailored to be age-appropriate for any combination of grades.. Select from:
Just for Fun Sing-A-Long Songs (grds K-4) Folk songs with easy choruses, musical games and story-songs with an emphasis on having fun & singing together.
Going to the West - (Grds 4-12) - Folk songs of the the westward migration in the United States: the Oregon Trail, the Pioneers, the Indians, and opening of the West. .
Cowboy Songs & Ballads - (Grds 4-12-) An introduction to Western folk songs: the music of real hard-working American cowboys, and the images and legends that have evolved about The West.
Colonial Days - (Grds 4-12) - A musical exploration of life in the English and Dutch colonies in North America - broadsides, ballads, and sing-along folksongs from the days before the American Revolution. .
Songs of the American Labor Movement - (Grds 4-12) The American Labor Movement was a singing movement. This program features folksongs by and about the people who built America, and their struggles to improve the conditions of their labor.
Whaling & Sailing Songs - (Grds 3-12) - 200 years about every lamp that burned was filled with oil made from the carcass of a great whale. Authentic 18 th and 19th century shanties and saltwater sailor's songs from the days of Moby Dick.
The Great American Railroad - Grds 3-12) 100 years ago there were over 250,000 miles of parallel steel rails criss-crossing the USA and one out of every 28 Americans worked for the railroad! No wonder people still sing so many folksongs about trains, hoboes, conductors, engineers, and the days of the steam engine.
Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer (Grds 2-12) In his short life, Woody Guthrie wrote over 1,000 American folksongs - and he didn't use an original melody for any of them! The story of the man who wrote "This Land Is Your Land" one of the most well-known English language folksongs.
Folksongs Lincoln Loved - (Grds 4-12) Favorites from the time of the Civil War, including favorites of President Lincoln: abolitionist anthems, soldier's ditties, campaign songs and folksongs from the 1840's Illinois lawyer's circuit.
The Gold Rush - (grds 4-12) The discovery of gold in California, South Dakota, and Alaska sparked a frenzy that shook the world. People swarmed to the gold fields from as far as China and Australia. Their folksongs give insight into their actual hardships and triumphs
Songs to Grow On - (Grds K-4) Fun, simple and silly sing-along folksongs with lots of hand movements for small children with big imaginations.
Cost for 2 performances - $895
School Support Cost - $450
Check his website at www.folksinging.org