Roger Tincknell will join May 5 Song & Story Swap

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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings -- May 2018

* Roger Tincknell will join May 5 Song & Story Swap
* Roger Conant passes RUSH baton
* Upcoming local shows

Roger Tincknell will join May 5 Song & Story Swap

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley
Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, May 5, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst,

Guest performer at the May 5 Song & Story Swap will be music maker and song
leader, Roger Tincknell.

Roger Tincknell has been performing for all generations and across North
America and Europe, for over 40 years. His strong, expressive vocal styles,
show stopping yodeling and masterful instrumental skills bring a warmth and
versatility to his performances. With a background as a classroom teacher
and music specialist, Roger has pioneered programs in multicultural,
environmental and special needs education and curriculum development.

Roger is a two-time Parents' Choice Award-winning recording artist (Earth
Rhythms and Carnavalito) with numerous albums for children and adults. His
extensive repertoire includes original, traditional and contemporary songs
presented in a variety of musical styles. Ballads, swing, country blues,
bluegrass, and cowboy yodeling are interspersed with American and
international folksongs. Roger accompanies himself on guitar, banjo,
mandolin, Irish bouzouki, Bodhran (Celtic drum), Appalachian dulcimer,
harmonica, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan cuatros, South American charango,
Zamponia (Pan Flute), Native American Flute, Latin and African percussion.

Chicopee School Librarian Mary Gontczaruk offers, "Roger, your ability to
teach about the music that makes America what it is as a nation is truly
outstanding!" Don't miss the entertaining and talented Roger Tincknell on
May 5.

Find out more about Roger Tincknell at

This month's opening round theme is "birth."

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting
July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore
Society and the Nacul Center ( Visit the
Folklore Society website at

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations
accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested). People of all ages gather to share
stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal
experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a
song or story. Listeners are welcome.

For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit

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