Sing the Beatles May 31

All welcome to All Together Now! in Cold Spring

Musicians Linda Richards, Michele and Rick Gedney, Raquel Vidal, Todd Giudice and Dar Williams will host All Together Now!, a singalong Beatles night. The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 1 Chestnut St., Cold Spring. All ages and abilities welcome.

Williams notes: “Singing the Beatles is incredibly fun, but it’s also a great introduction to music, especially for kids. Some guitar and theory instructors teach exclusively from different parts of the Beatles catalog. I learned how to sing harmony from Revolver and Sgt. Pepper.”

Lyrics will be projected (thanks to Cold Spring Film Society). Coffee and sweets will be served. Donations welcome.


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7 thoughts on “Sing the Beatles May 31

  1. What a great idea! Now here’s one back at all you talented musicians who live in or near Cold Spring: is there any way you guys and gals could help us organize some outdoor musical events?

    Maybe you know some musicians or bands who’d like to set up along Main Street during the summer and just play for the enjoyment of the passersby. Cold Spring seems to have everything except live music and there are very few outdoor events such as a Jazz & Blues Festival like they’re having in, of all places, Putnam Valley, next weekend.

    The merchants have been talking about trying to have a special day in Cold Spring and it wouldn’t be complete without live music. I hope it’s not too late to do something this summer and/or fall!

    • I don’t believe that a Jazz and Blues festival in Putnam Valley is “in of all places.” One of the most internationally renowned, world-class jazz musicians — David Amram — has lived in P.V. for some time. That such a celebrated figure (whom I first saw at the invitation of a former high school classmate in a seedy East Village NYC venue in the early 1970s) can attract musicians is not mysterious at all.

      • It’s true that Putnam Valley is home to a number of illustrious musicians, including David Amram and John Cohen. That said, their presence in and of itself has not been sufficient to establish any kind of a musical “scene” in Put Valley, such as has come together in Peekskill and Beacon thanks to the Paramount, Bean Runner, Towne Crier and other venues.

        As far as the Jazz & Blues Fest last weekend, I stopped by briefly and, with all the politicians in attendance, it seemed to be more of a campaign kickoff than anything else.

  2. The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce has put on an outdoor music series that runs every other Sunday in the summer. It’s been going on for three years now. Cathryn Fadde was the driver behind it in years past. Others on the Board, and other sponsoring businesses, have stepped forward to make it happen again this year while she sits on the Village board. We’d love to have you as a sponsor and if that’s not possible as a member of the Chamber. A lot of your ideas cover areas we’re working on.

  3. David Amram is a Hudson Valley treasure! And yes, he has lived in Putnam Valley for a long time, along with other luminaries (who don’t want to be named, they’re that famous!). The last time he and I spoke, he was contemplating a move to The City (of Beacon). 🙂 Patty, nothing would make me happier than to connect Main Street to music events. I’d originally hoped to connect this sing-a-long with First Fridays, so let’s keep an ear open for that, as they say. Thanks for being so supportive.

    • There’s another First Friday event coming up this week and in all honesty, it seems as though the promoters have their own ideas about who they want to participate and what kind of activities they’re looking to encourage. So let’s move on from there with something that’s closer to what the Chamber is doing with their outdoor concerts, which I think are held down by the river.

      What I’d like to see, besides that wonderful riverfront series, is more like Music on Main Street. For example, what if we were able to do something at the firehouse which has the best set up for live music in that part of town? In addition to live music all day, there could be food and beverages sold either by the department members and/or vendors, so that the FD could make money from the deal. There are smaller spots as well that could be utilized on the sidewalks, or there could be strolling musicians as well. The idea is that people love live music (as you know better than anyone) and from what I’ve seen in other places, it could be a major draw for the merchants and the entire village. Any ideas, suggestions or comments, would be welcome — it would be nice if we could do even one event this summer or fall.