Library hosts a trio of multicultural programs

04 Oct 2019 | 11:25

The Albert Wisner Public Library is presenting a trio of multicultural programs from around the world and at home in the upcoming weeks.

These programs are free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

To register to attend, visit or call the Library at (845) 986-1047.

Around the World in 30 Instruments

Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m.

Around the World in 30 Instruments is a multi-cultural educational concert presenting traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Americas and India, using more than 30 instruments including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandolin, bouzouki, Medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, recorders, tin whistles, spoons, banjo, North Indian Sitar, Medieval Psaltery, the Andean Charango, Irish Bodhran, African Doumbek, Native American flutes and vocals.

Truly a concert for all ages.

The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California have been touring in the United States and Ireland since 1997 as Four Shillings Short.

They are independent folk-artists who perform 150 concerts a year, have released 12 recordings and live as full-time Troubadours, traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theatres and performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools.

This performance is made possible by a gift to the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.

Reindeers and Shamans and Camels, oh my

Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m.

Join researcher and Warwick native Jay Westerveld for a photo-filled discussion of Mongolia, the cradle of Native American culture, Shamanism, Attila the Hun and Ghenghis Khan. Westerveld has been studying the cultural and natural history of Mongolia since 2015. He has lived among the various ethnic groups of Mongolia and has studied their customs for years.

Native American contributions

Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

If you peel back the layers of American history, you will find roots in Native America. Many of our foods, tools, medicines and governmental structures are derived from Native America.

Join Reuben Fast Horse as he shares his knowledge of the contributions of the people of the First Nations. Reuben Fast Horse, born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, is a traditional Lakota singer, dancer, flutist, drummer, craftsman, storyteller and educator.