Heritage Music Weekend

August 12th & 13th 2023
11am – 4pm

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.

Lend us your ear for Heritage Music Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village!

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

Saturday August 13Mary Roth‘s “Gypsysage” will grace the Village Gazebo and includes D Hotep, his wife Tara Middleton, and Robert Kenyatta.
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 with David’s fluid Jazz Guitar.
Elina Karokhina is the daughter of the 2003 Pushkin Prize-winning author and jazz (saxophone) musician L’ev Fyodorovich Karokhin and Galina (Savich) Karokhina. She began her formal training at the Mussorgsky Music College of Saint Petersburg and continued her training at N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, earning a degree as an Orchestra Soloist.

She continued her training at the Conservatory, which included a number of concerts in Germany to fulfill the obligations of her scholarship. She completed her education in Saint Petersburg; earning a Doctor of Musical Art degree in the balalaika. Following her graduation, she began working as a musician, both as a performer and a teacher of balalaika, mandolin, and piano.

Elina is a Musician Laureate of the international folk instrument performers’ competition ‘Troyanovski’. She was a diploma winner at the 1997 ‘Cup of the North’ competition held in Cherepovets, Russia.

Elina served in the Russian Army in the Military Ensemble in the Northwest Order of Red Stars and her unit received honors in competitions across Russia. As a member of a quartet within the military orchestra, Elina has performed private performances for Russian generals.

She was a member of the band for the Moscow Circus, “Smirnov’s Folk Trio” with Rudolf Smirnov and Maxim “Max” Anukhin and also performed with Rudolf and Max as a member of the Russian folk group “Izba Trio” before emigrating to the United States in October 2010. She is currently the balalaika player for Mikhail “Misha” Smirnov’s troupe “Barynya Ensemble”, which is based in New Jersey.

In addition to performing at the Village Gazebo Elina will provide a hands-on workshop for those wishing to learn to play the balalaika.

Enjoy the Bluegrass stylings from The Mill Creek Pickers.

Sunday August 14 Jocko MacNelly and Ian Ash will accompany Mary Roth as “Gypsysage” 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 and his strong Jazz/ Afro-Cuban/World Music Background–it was a great match. 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.
Kat Lindsey will be storytelling in the Welcome Center with her children’s book Miss Mattie’s Aprons.

The Capers will be rolling in to bring us the Classics and Jazz.

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.