Work O’ The Weavers


Sunday, June 1, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Sun, Jun 1, 2014 – 7:00pm

Concert to Benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY, Inc. *

Tribute to PETE SEEGER & LEE HAYS (‘If I Had a Hammer’)
We’ll celebrate 65 years since The Weavers’ very first public performance as well as the inestimable legacies of founder members Pete Seeger (1919-2014) and Lee Hays (1914 -1981) in this his Centenary.

Faithful to the Weavers’ original arrangements, Work o’ the Weavers (David Bernz, James Durst, Mark Murphy & Martha Sandefer) recalls their timeless music and interweaves an edifying narrative to unfold their timely story. Their participatory multimedia program follows the original group’s evolution from the earlier folk revival of the 1930s, through the Almanac Singers to the founding of the Weavers late in ’48; then touches on the blacklist and HUAC testimony, and their triumphant 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion concert which provided a beacon of dignity and hope in the face of the blacklist, and resurrected their music and careers. Featured are not only the beloved familiar songs, but also a few newer — some original, some from friends, some written by former Weavers themselves — that the Weavers might be singing today. It was at Pete’s behest that Work o’ the Weavers not just look back nostalgically, but rather be forward-looking –forward-singing! The result is a program that’s rousing, refreshing and relevant.

“Four wonderful people who’ve picked up where The Weavers left off. Fantastic!”–Pete Seeger

*All net proceeds from ticket sales go to The Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY, Inc.a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to significantly reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by providing one-on-one in-home Parent Aide services using trained community volunteers. By lending support, educating and teaching parenting skills to Westchester’s vulnerable families, this program strengthens the parent-child relationship in the home. Can’t attend but would like to contribute? please visit:

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$45 - VIP Center Orchestra Rows A-D – and a complimentary CD
$30 - Rest of Orchestra
$25 - Balcony or Box

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