Ellen Fagan: Folkin’ Originals Opens the Spring Arts Cafe Series

Farmer by day and musician by night, her voice ploughs through her folkin' originals as she cultivates themes on journeying, belonging, commonality, and individuality.

Farmer by day and musician by night, her voice ploughs through her folkin’ originals as she cultivates themes on journeying, belonging, commonality, and individuality.

The Earlville Opera House starts its Spring Series with folk singer songwriter, Ellen Fagan in the Arts Café on Saturday, March 22nd at 8pm.  Link to listen to Ellen.

A locally grown artist, Ellen Theresa Fagan is joyful to return home for her first solo performance at the Earlville Opera House.  One of Earlville’s own, Ellen has spent time on and off the stage at the Earlville Opera House since childhood remembering fondly having been backstage with her mother as well as in the crowd. After years of getting her hands dirty in agriculture around the northeast, she’s beginning to expand a side project as a lifetime song maker and a budding guitarist. Ellen combines her natural love of the folk music tradition, with its use of familiar imagery and song structure, with her “fingers-in-the-dirt” perspective to produce engaging songs that expand the genre. Her style ranges from gentle to fierce, sometimes in the span of a single song. Farmer by day and musician by night, her voice ploughs through her folkin’ originals as she cultivates themes on journeying, belonging, commonality, and individuality.

Join us in the intimate EOH Arts Café for an evening with Ellen Fagan’s lovely and expressive voice on Saturday, March 22nd!   Seating is limited.  Admission is $10 and $8 for EOH members and students are discounted to $5.  The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.

Don’t forget to visit our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists with jewelry to blown glass to pottery.  The EOH Arts Café will open one hour before the performance and serves tasty desserts and hot coffee/tea.

Upcoming concerts include Ellen Fagan, The Wiyos, Andrew & Noah Van Norstrand.  Renowned Poet Sam Hamill is our first collaborative event with Colgate University, Writing For Peace and Poets & Writers.

Upcoming concerts include 4/6 The Wiyos and 4/26 Andrew & Noah Van Norstrand. On 4/29, don’t miss renowned Poet Sam Hamill in our first collaborative event with Colgate University, Writing For Peace and Poets & Writers.

The Arts Café Spring Series continues with the wild acoustic blues of the Wiyos on Sunday, April 6th. The Wiyos album Twist recently won Best Concept Album at the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards. Then Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand bring their finely honed vocal harmonies and masterful instrumentals on Saturday, April 26th.  Andrew and Noah are a true brother duo in the line of the Stanleys or the Everlys. Their music is recommended if you like Nickel Creek or Solas (CD Baby).

On Tuesday, April 29, in a special collaboration with Colgate University, Poets & Writers and Writing for Peace, don’t miss a chance to hear Sam Hamill, one of the most highly regarded poets of our time.  His reading is entitled “Writing for Peace,” and it will be followed by an in-depth discussion “The Practice of Poetry.” Sam Hamill co-founded the Copper Canyon Press and began the Poets Against War movement.

More news about the upcoming Summer Season is appearing online every day! For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.  The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

Ellen combines her natural love of the folk music tradition, with its use of familiar imagery and song structure, with her "fingers-in-the-dirt" perspective to produce engaging songs that expand the genre

Ellen combines her natural love of the folk music tradition, with its use of familiar imagery and song structure, with her “fingers-in-the-dirt” perspective to produce engaging songs that expand the genre

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