Old and new American folk music; historic and theme programs, group singing, multi-instrumentalist.

Member of: Drew Smith & Buddies, Love & Knishes (also group contact), Evy Mayer & Friends, Robbie Wedeen & Friends, Drew Smith & Friends
ERASETHISallen AT allenhopkins DOT org
+1-585-482-6062, +1-585-770-0668 (cell)
111 Newcastle Rd.
Rochester NY 14610-1447
Appeared at NEFFA 2023:
Songs of Irish ImmigrationE Friday April 21, 9:00pm to 9:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Describing the experiences of Irish immigrants in 19th-century America, from early optimism, to difficulty and discrimination, to final acceptance and popularity through songwriters like Chauncey Olcott & George M Cohan.
Erie Canal BicentennialE Saturday April 22, 10:00am to 10:50am, [Show on Grid]
Celebrating 200 years of the Erie Canal, with songs sung by canallers and Western New Yorkers in canal towns, 1815 to present. Period garb and antique instruments; plenty of choruses!
Civil War SongsE Saturday April 22, 8:30pm to 9:20pm, [Show on Grid]
The conflict as described in songs familiar and obscure –– soldiers' songs, the home front, danger, defeat and triumph. Voices of various ethnic groups, humor, nostalgia, hardship etc., played on period instruments. Many choruses.
Closing Sing-AroundGB Sunday April 23, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Finishing up the festival, with an open song-sharing session. Chorus songs preferred but not required, instruments welcome, participation rather than performance. Allen's led the sing-around for over 20 years.

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