I'm really excited about an upcoming event (March 5 at 6:30 p.m.) here at the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.
Through the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, we're able to host Keith Brintzenhoff, the president of the Kutztown Folk Music Society and music coordinator of the Lyons Fiddle Festival. He's also a really entertaining performer whose show explores the traditions of Pennsylvania German music through song, story and dance.
He'll bring various traditional instruments to play and sing along with. He'll also show you how to hoedown, as well as the fancy footwork of jigging. He assures me that there will also be lots of jokes and fun stories thrown in with the music. I can tell you that just from talking to him on the phone, Mr. Brintzenhoff is a very entertaining fellow!
For a preview of the event, you can watch Mr. Brintzenhoff show off his zither in this Youtube video. That's zome zither!
March 5, 6:30 p.m.: "PA German Music, Dance and Instruments" at the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity. NOTE: The event is free, but space is limited. Please reserve a spot by contacting the library in advance. Stop at the front desk, call (610) 759-4932, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities.