Midsummer Heritage Music Weekend

August 13th & 14th 2022
11am – 4pm

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Lend us your ear for Midsummer Heritage Music Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village, August 14th and 15th from 11am-4pm.

Join us as we pay homage to the sounds that bring us all together.

Sunday August 14 Jocko MacNelly and Ian Ash will accompany Mary Roth as a World Music Trio
with a focus on the music of the British Folk Boom of the late 1960s.
“Percussionist Ian Ash studied  World Rhythms at Temple University, University of the Arts and secured a Visa to study percussion in Cuba –Ian’s specialty is Caribbean, Brazilian and Cuban Rhythms. He has accompanied Mary Roth on various gigs since the 1990s from Coffee Talk in Stone Harbour and later in the Borough with D.Hotep as a Trio–Cabaret Odettes, New Hope, Pa,  Penn State University, and at Historic Cold Spring Village in 2009 along with Robert Kenyatta as a foursome.
Jocko Macnelly was introduced to Mary Roth by DHotep as he would be out of the country touring as a member of Sun-Ra and was unavailable to accompany her for an upcoming performance.
D Hotep highly recommended Jocko and Mary learned that Jocko shared the same influences as she did of The Pentangle and Fairport Convention as well as his strong Jazz/ Afro-Cuban/World Music Background–it was a great match and he will join her for Sunday’s performance!
The music on Sunday will reflect the eclectic world fusion adding Skaa Rhythms along with the ballads and songs from the British Folk Boom of the late 1960s”
Saturday August 13 –Mary Roth’s “Gypsysage” will grace the Village Gazebo and includes D Hotep, his wife Tara Middleton, Robert Kenyatta, and Elliott Levin.
Mary has performed lovely Vocal Chants along with Tara which include: Indigenous, Celtic, and Swahili as well as Mary’s Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, Celtic Bodhran Drum, Greek Bouzouki, and Guitar, Robert Kenyatta will add his Master African Rhythms, David’s fluid Jazz Guitar and Elliott’s wailing on Eclectic Flutes and Ocarina.”

The Village buildings will be open featuring historically clothed interpreters who will demonstrate the trades, crafts, and lifestyles of Early America.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the BIG RED “TICKETS” BUTTON

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Cape May County Board of County Commissioners through the Division of Culture & Heritage.