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Seeger, Yarrow and Amram Bring Old Time Folk Back to Life

Roy Sadler | April 18, 2011 in Entertainment | Comments (0)

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Peter Yarrow

Peter Seeger

Take a walk down memory lane with some of the greatest performers of the folk genre this coming Friday at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Join Pete Seeger, 91, Peter Yarrow, 73, and Peter Yarrow, 80, for a concert which will benefit Mr. Seeger’s environmental protection group, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

The three singers commented on the recent wave of protests from the Middle East to Wisconsin, saying they feel inspired by the enthusiasm of their younger relatives who will also join the old-timers on stage.

“I do have the feeling that the kind of energy we felt in the ’60s is in the air now,” Mr. Yarrow said. “That energy seems to be reigniting itself.”

At the end of February Mr. Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame, attended a rally with an estimated 100,000 union supporters in attendance in Madison, Wisconsin. The crowd was excited to hear the classic songs which he sang at labor rallies of the distant past, and he was more than happy to sing them.

“There is a tacit agreement between a performer and an audience,” he said. “And since I’m not ashamed of singing ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ or ‘If I Had a Hammer’ or even ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ or ‘We Shall Overcome’ or whatever, I’m not unhappy about the songs that have become very popular.”

David Amram

For more information: Clearwater Generations: Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow and More, 8 p.m., Friday, at Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street. Tickets: $48 to $250. Information: (914) 631-3390 or tarrytownmusichall.org.