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Lydia Adams Davis In a Free Concert at the Quaker Fair

Singer/songwriter Lydia Adams Davis will present a free concert at the Quaker Fair on Saturday, October 1. Accompanied by her guitar and hand puppets, her songs about peace and Earth appeal to all ages. She will sing at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Fair-goers can listen as they browse the books and crafts or just sit and enjoy apple cider and home-made food, also features of the Quaker Fair.

Davis has performed in festivals and coffeehouses throughout North America including The Great Hudson River Revival, Mariposa and Boulder Folk Festivals, The Bottom Line, The Towne Crier and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright, III, Holly Near and the late Steve Goodman.
Her repertoire includes original country ballads, traditional American folk music and jazz standards. Her warm expressive voice showcases her gifted songwriting talents. Her interaction with her audience produces music of the moment that is often characterized by humorous improvisations. Those who would like to take her music home may buy her CDs at the Fair.

Besides music, the tables at the Quaker Fair will offer crafts, including pottery, jewelry, quilting, calligraphy and note cards, as well as collectibles and bric-a-brac. Visitors can also find new and used books, take tours of the 1790 Meeting House and learn ways to create a more peaceful world.

The Quaker Fair lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House on Quaker Avenue in Cornwall, close to both routes 9W and 32 and next to Cornwall Hospital. Admission is free. Proceeds from the Quaker Fair go to promote peace and justice in our communities and the world.

“Lydia combines warmth and magic
to bring the long history of country-folk
music home to your heart.”
-- Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

“A splendid performer!
One of our finest folk composers!”
The New York Times Bob Sherman