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Once I Had an Old Banjo

Folk singer Dvorak brings songs, stories & banjoes to Des Plaines March 25

DES PLAINES IL - The Des Plaines Public Library welcomes Chicago’s “official troubadour” Mark Dvorak to its performance series on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm. The library is located at 1501 Ellinwood Street, Des Plaines.

Dvorak will present “Once I Had an Old Banjo,” a program that explores the origin and evolution of the uniquely American instrument, the five-string banjo.

“The five-string banjo is truly an American instrument,” said Dvorak who will bring seven banjoes from his collection to the library. …

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour


The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour is recorded live at the Wild Rose Moon, Plymouth, Indiana. Host George Schricker welcomes special guest Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music faculty member and Artist-in-Residence Mark Dvorak.

Mark plays and sings, reflects on the art od his 30-year career, and leads a gathering of Wild Rose Moon regulars through a hootenanny. With music director John Bahler and engineer by Nate Butler of Nimble Wit Productions.

The program was recorded before a live audience on November 11, 2017. Click here or on the image to access the broadcast.

The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour is heard in South Bend IN, Bloomington IN, Muncie IN, Indianapolis IN and Louisville KY.

Rockford Earth Day benefit concert


Rockford musicians celebrate Earth Day, Pete Seeger with benefit concert April 22

ROCKFORD IL - On the first Earth Day in 1970 celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, an estimated ten thousand elementary and high schools and hundreds of other communities across the United States. And according to the Earth Day Network, Earth Day is now celebrated in more than 193 countries and is “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people.”

On Sunday, April 22 the Rockford Listening Room presents an Earth Day Benefit Concert at Just Goods Fair Trade Marketplace, 201 7th Street. …

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