Freedom Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 11/28/2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Title: Songs & Stories from World War I, a Hundred Years Later
Contact: Elizabeth Rhymer, 603-539-5176
Location: Freedom Town Hall
Description: Freedom Friends of the Library presents Guest Speaker “Ramblin’ Richard” Kruppa, with his program “Songs and Stories from World War I, a Hundred Years Later” on Tuesday, November 28th at 7 PM, at the Freedom Town Hall.

It was known as “the Great War,” “The War to end all Wars,” and 100 years after the United States sent “Doughboys” to Europe we remember the songs and stories from the time- “Over There” and over here.

This entertaining and informative program will be presented by “Ramblin’ Richard” Kruppa, who sings the songs that were popular and tells the interesting stories of how the songs related to the life and the times of Americans of that era.  Many of the songs have remained beloved to this day, including: “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary,” and “How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm.”

This special program, “illustrated“ with music has been presented throughout the region.  Richard Kruppa, known musically as “Ramblin’ Richard,” is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts.  He is retired professor who studied Gospel and American folk music, and an active musician who makes more than 300 performances each year.  He tells the stories and sings the songs while accompanying himself on guitar, 5 string banjo and baritone ukulele.

This program is offered free to the public by the Friends of the Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information 539-5176.            603-539-5176