In high school, I was in the choir and couldn't get enough of hearing choral music and opera. At the time, my favorite opera was La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. I remember being so excited to see a Verdi opera at the Opera House in Portland Maine, as extracurricular field trip. It turns out that opera ended up getting cancelled due to a storm and they in turn gave us tickets to attend another concert. We ended up going to see the Chieftains. This was one of many influenti
Listed on the Educational Cyber playground, this is a list of 100 well-known songs, from the National Children's Folksong Repository. How many of these do you know? Your kids? Older relatives? It's humbling to realize that with each generation, these songs are slowly being forgotten. Children of past generations knew nearly all of these songs by heart. While we have at our fingertips any song we could desire through the internet, we seem to be losing the ability to lear
Years ago, I saw Natalie MacMaster in concert - what a dynamic performer! It warmed my heart to see this video from a recent concert where she includes her kids in the performance. They have quite the "family band" - fiddling, clogging, and all that!