KEENE ~ Thomas S. Curren presents "All Join Hands"

Friday, May 5, 2023 - 5:00pm

The Keene Toadstool Hosts

Thomas S. Curren

presenting & Signing

All Join Hands

Friday, May 5th at 6 pm

All Join Hands is the story of what happened when a 10,000-year-old musical tradition was put into the hands of a 17-year-old Boston boy in 1947. While in high school, Dudley Laufman apprenticed with fiddlers & callers throughout New England. Eventually, he squired the old country dance traditions through their revival in the 1960s at the Newport Folk Festival, the Club 47, and Robert J. Lurtsema's Morning Pro Musica broadcasts. Decades of performances led to his receiving the National Heritage Fellowship Award in 2009.

Tom Curren is a writer, farmer, conservationist, and an historian who lives in New Hampshire with his wife, folklorist Kathy Neustadt. Since the 1970s, Tom has had an extensive career writing and speaking about New England culture, life and landscape. He has written four local town histories as well as the statewide account of Old Home Day. As part of the singing group "The Good Old Plough" he has appeared around the state, on NBC's "Good Morning America," and well as New Hampshire's Channel 11 and on WEVO.


Event address: 
12 Emerald St.
Keene, NH 03431
All Join Hands: Dudley Laufman & the New England Country Dance Tradition By Thomas Curren Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942155553
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Thomas Curren - May 1st, 2023