J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Colonial Music in Lexington, 1 Nov.

On Friday, 1 November, the Lexington Historical Society will present the musical ensemble Seven Times Salt performing “From Plimoth to Yorktown: Music of Colonial America.” Using period instruments, the quartet will play music that dates from the arrival of British settlers in the early 1600s through the early republic.

The announcement says:
Performing refined English consorts, Dutch ballads, early shapenote hymns, and even George and Martha Washington’s favorite dance tunes, Seven Times Salt are Karen Burciaga on baroque violin, Daniel Meyers on recorder, flute, and fife, in company with Josh Schreiber Shalem on bass viol and Matthew Wright strumming the lute.
Tickets are $10 for Lexington Historical Society members and $12 for non-members. This concert is part of the society’s Cronin Lecture Series, and the seats in the Lexington Depot are filling up. To reserve space, call the society at 781-862-1703.

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