Cape Cod National Seashore Presents A History of Cape Cod in Song with Balladeer Linda Russell on August 10

A woman with long dark hair sits with a wooden stringed instrument in her lap.
Balladeer Linda Russell will perform at Salt Pond Visitor Center's outdoor amphitheater on Thursday, August 10.

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News Release Date: July 24, 2017

Contact: Dani Cessna, 508-255-3421 ext. 0305

Balladeer Linda Russell returns to Cape Cod National Seashore for a one-hour musical and historical look at Cape Cod’s natural world. Her program, which will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, August 10 at the recently renovated Salt Pond Visitor Center outdoor amphitheater, will explore the impact of settlement and the relationship between people and the land as revealed in traditional folksongs and popular tunes of the past.   
Russell explores history through music. While performing on hammered and mountain dulcimers, guitar and penny whistle, she brings life to the ballads, broadsides, love songs, and dance tunes of America's past. Having served for many years as a balladeer for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City, she now takes her music to historic sites, schools, and festivals throughout the country. New York appearances have included the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival and the Carnegie Hall Folk Festival. She has recorded eight albums of traditional American music.
This program is part of the summer “Salt Pond Evenings” series. Held weekly in July and August at 7 pm, programs focus on the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages. Programs are free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Bug spray is suggested for all outdoor evening programs.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham, and can be reached at 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 am to 5 pm and staff is available to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles, and games.

Last updated: July 28, 2017

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