Singing praises for the land and its beauty
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Jay Bailey farms the land at his Fair Winds Farm in Brattleboro.
Jay Bailey farms the land at his Fair Winds Farm in Brattleboro.
BRATTLEBORO- On Saturday evening, January 14, local farmer, fiddler, and singer Jay Bailey will be joined by friends and family in presenting “Singing Through the Seasons - Songs of Farming and Life.” The concert begins at 7 pm and will be a benefit for the New England Youth Theater’s “Angels in the Wings” scholarship fund.

Jay and Janet Bailey have been diversified family farmers at Fair Winds Farm in Brattleboro for 38 years. Working as a farmer, Jay Bailey has collected a unique repertoire of songs that mirror the rhythms of farm life. His singing and fiddle playing are a direct expression of his love for the land and for the seasonal changes that determine the yearly progression of work that is essential to farming.

The program will be of interest to those who love traditional music, local history, and the agricultural heritage. The songs, tunes, and recollections will cover many topics including the changing seasons, working with horses, stone walls, haying, and the beauty of living out of doors and close to the land in New England.

For more information contact Jay Bailey at (802) 254-9067 or Andy Davis at (802) 257-1819.
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