George Ward

Traditional Folk Singer, weaver of stories of the rich folk history of New York and New England.

Simple Celtic knot
Mule 1
Regional Balladeer
Folk Songs,
Folk Lore, People and Places.

George Ward  with Concertina
George's Biography

sailing ship
schooner fundy
Songs and Stories of the canals and Adirondacks, fresh and salt waters,
Ireland, England, America
Banjo, Guitar, Tin whistle, Concertina, Fiddle, Jaw Harp and more
Click barge for a short music sample
(more below at CDbaby & iTunes)
old spot pig
Available for Concerts, Festivals, Lectures, Instrument Lessons, & Educational Series, for adults and school age people.

banjo line
Contact Information:
 George Ward
PO Box 201
Rexford, NY 12148
Phone: (518) 399-0315

Instruction in various instruments: guitar - folk styles, beginner through advanced; 5-string banjo - clawhammer beginner through advanced, 3-finger (bluegrass) beginner and intermediate; english concertina - beginner through advanced; Irish pennywhistle - beginner through advanced.

 CDs : Oh that Low Bridge, All the Brave Tars,  $15/each +  shipping,
Rexford, NY 12148
(or order them on-line below)

oh that low bridge
Click to order from CDbaby
Click to order from CDbaby
Oh That Low Bridge CD brings you 15 songs from the golden age of America’s canals. Life, work and travel on the canal are recreated in this excellent collection of songs by performer and music historian George Ward. Carefully researched with detailed notes, this authentic song collection is a must for anyone interested in the traditions and folk culture of America’s canals.
  All Our Brave Tars; British and American Songs from the Age of Fighting Sail. A masterful historical presentation from the man who gave us similar musical studies of the Erie Canal. Here George explores the ballad traditions of the great seafaring conflicts of the 17th and 18th centuries. Would that all of our history lessons could be taught in such a fascinating way!

Gerorge Ward's music is available from
Folk Legacy
CD Baby
lyrics - Boatman
Folk Legacy Records CDbaby iTunes full  lyrics & recording
on the web at: CDbaby, Folk Legacy Records and indiviual songs from iTunes
Contact George Ward directly about original sheet music.

banjo line
Contact Information:
 George Ward
PO Box 201
Rexford, NY 12148
Phone: (518) 399-0315
new mail:

Link to Black Crow---------------
George is also a founding member of the Black Crow Network, the brainchild of Vaughn Ward.  We plan have links to their activities.

For now see:  Adirondack Women (Oct 22, 2005)
 and farmfest
old but interesting :-)

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