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Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Ellis Paul’s Children’s Concert

  • 4 May 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
  • 270




Tickets: Adults $11 Member, $12 Non-Member, Children (ages 3 – 16) $9 Member, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

Ellis Paul will be featuring his children’s album, "The Dragonfly Races", a 2008 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award Winner, which was inspired by his two daughters. "Paul is one of folkdom's most incisive and intimate songwriters. His first family album, "The Dragonfly Races," bubbles with buoyant, hummable songs that appeal to kids and parents - and incite good conversations between them. As simple as the songs are, they don't duck tough issues; a fairy tale, for instance, becomes a timely political allegory about leaders who peddle fear for their own purposes. Paul sings movingly about what really worries new parents and turns lazy dragonflies, gentle monsters, and resilient roses into useful metaphors for world peace, the power of faith, and the delights of a sleepy day. It's nice to see a world class songwriter focus on kids without lowering either his sights or his standards.” -Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe. His first children’s book “The Hero in You” is a picture book adaptation of his Parent’s Choice Gold Medal Award Winning children’s album of the same name. It was named the #1 Read for Teachers by Scholastic Teacher’s in 1994. The pages are filled with lyrics to Ellis’ songs that describe the inspirational lives of some of America’s greatest heroes: Thomas Edison, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Ben Franklin, Woody Guthrie and others. “These people did amazing things, but they can also inspire young people today to go out and do something out of the ordinary to become the heroes of their own lives,” explains Ellis Paul. His second children’s book is titled “The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas”, a whimsical story about a neighborhood with a competitive decoration streak at the holidays. (2015)

Ellisis one of our best human compasses, marking in melodies and poems where we’ve been and where we might go if we so choose to.” – Nora Guthrie He’s become a staple at the Newport Folk Festival, played Carnegie hall, and venues from Alaska to Miami, Paris and London. In addition to his 19 albums released on the Rounder and Black Wolf record labels, his music has appeared on dozens of distinguished compilations.

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All volunteer non-profit dedicated to bringing live music to the South Shore. This season we are celebrating our 45th anniversary! That makes us one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country.

South Shore Folk Music Club Inc.
P.O. Box 156
Kingston, MA 02364-9998

Venue Location:
First Parish Duxbury
842 Tremont St (Rte 3A)
Duxbury, MA

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