History Song Programs

      and Special Presentations

Our history song programs and special presentations bring a selection of actual historic songs, and include descriptive narrative and anecdotes about the era.

Performed in many environments, including libraries, historic sites, and private events. These shows are also available through livestreaming.

For more information contact us at dovemusic55 @ yahoo.com

Songs of the Labor Unions, 1850-1940


New in 2021. For adults and

    teenagers. About 75 minutes

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Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs


For adults and children over

    seven years. About 45 minutes


Songs of the Erie Canal


For adults and older children,

  about 40 minutes. See video

  samples of this program on the

  Arkell Museum YouTube:

    Click here for Erie Part One

       Click here for Erie Part Two



Poetry Songs & History Songs

   A combined program of the words of famous poems put to music,

   and original songs about the American settlers experience in the

   Revolutionary War in the Northeast. For adults and older children,

   about one hour

Songwriters in the Round

   Three songwriters talk about their creative process as they

   perform their original songs. Songwriters are Cosby Gibson,

   Tom Staudle, and guest. For adults and older children, about 75 minutes

Songwriting Workshop

    Activity. Cosby and Tom present and demonstrate

    various techniques for writing songs. Attendees can create a

    song in a group or as an individual. All ages, time is variable