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Songs of Nature and the Land With Balladeer Linda Russell
Contact: Jody Anastasio, North District Interpreter, 508-487-1256
Enjoy a lively performance of traditional American music with balladeer Linda Russell, and hear how the relationship between people and the environment has changed over time.
On Tuesday, July 26, at 3:00 PM, join balladeer Linda Russell for a musical interpretation of our national heritage. Playing instruments from guitar to dulcimer to penny whistle, and singing ballads, anthems and hymns, Russell revives forgotten musical traditions to provide a glimpse of the past. Between performances of period songs, she will share stories that help bring bygone eras to life. Russell has worked as a musical interpreter for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial for 16 years, and has recorded eight albums of traditional American music. Her repertoire spans 200 years, and countless American experiences, from immigrants and soldiers, to pioneers and explorers. Meet at the Province Lands Visitor Center amphitheater, or at the indoor auditorium in case of rain. This event is free, accessible and open to the public.
IF YOU GO: The Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Staff members are available to answer questions, assist with activity planning, and provide hiking and bicycling trail information. The visitor center features exhibits on the Outer Cape's natural and cultural resources, orientation films, and a bookstore with interpretive items for sale, such as books, maps, games, puzzles, and 50th anniversary commemorative items. The 360-degree rooftop observation deck provides views of the surrounding dunes and sea. A listing of all of the national seashore's programs is available at the two seashore visitor centers, or on-line at www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Coastal waters were the original highways of the Cape. Today’s common but puzzling terms “Lower Cape” and “Upper Cape” (referring to the northern and southern areas of Cape Cod) originated with sailors. Southwesterly winds meant ships heading north were sailing "down-wind" to the Lower Cape.