August 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 pm at the Cuba Library for Historic Songs of NYS with Dave Ruch. This performance includes lively presentations of songs and ditties from all corners of the Empire State. This is the music of real-life “Yorkers” from the past – important pieces of our heritage – collected through considerable research, and interpreted for all to enjoy.  

Dave Ruch (rhymes with “duck”) is a Public Scholar for the New York Council for the Humanities and a full-time musician, researcher, and performer who travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo NY. He gives hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, music festivals, historical societies, museums, community events and more, and writes for the Huffington Post and his own blog.

Dave specializes in historical and traditional music from New York State – – Erie Canal songs, Adirondack ballads, Native American chants, Great Lakes ditties and other forgotten music from New York’s farms, battlefields, lumber camps and kitchens.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.