A beautiful afternoon of history, music
On Wednesday October 6, at the Garden City Casino, the General Program Committee of the Garden City and Hempstead Community Club opened their season with a few words and blessings from Dean Michael Sniffen, Cathedral of the Incarnation. After the blessing, Linda Russel was introduced. Linda read a detailed history of Garden City and performed appropriate songs from that era. Linda uses guitar, mountain and hammered dulcimers, whistle and limberjack. The subject of this program was “A Garden City Story in Song and Story”. Linda began with a song in honor of AT Stewart’s Heritage, followed by popular songs from the 19e and 20e centuries to coincide with the landmark events of Garden City.
Linda has been exploring America’s historic past through song for 30 years. She served as 18e ballad of the century at the Federal Hall National Museum in New York. Linda has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center-Out of Doors, and the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Linda has recorded eight albums of traditional and historical music, including songs by Stephen Foster, The good old colony days and Christmas passed.
It was a wonderful program and you could tell Linda had done a lot of research. The audience sang along and really enjoyed the program. If anyone is interested in joining the Community Club, please do not hesitate to contact the club office on Tuesday, Wednesday. or Thursday. from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 746-0488.