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Music, Merriment and the Mayflower
Marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower reaching Plymouth Harbor, join musicians of the group "Seven Times Salt" for a virtual lecture-demonstration of music from the Pilgrim era over the Christmas weekend, Saturday, December 26, at 4 pm, sponsored by the Alden House Historic Site.

Treat yourself to some holiday refreshments as you take this musical journey with the Mayflower passengers from their homes in turbulent 1590s England to religious refuge in the Netherlands, and onward to the unfamiliar shores of New England in 1620. The Pilgrims brought with them experiences of music as varied as their reasons for coming to the New World and their music featured tunes from the Elizabethan tavern and theater, psalms, Dutch music and dances. In keeping with the season, the program will also include some 17th-century tunes for Christmas, which the Separatists didn't celebrate but their neighbors did!

The program is free but donations to the Alden Kindred's annual fund would be appreciated. To register and to make a donation, visit www.alden.org. The program will be presented by musicians Dan Meyers and Karen Burciaga, based on their recording "Pilgrims' Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers."

The Alden House Historic Site is owned and operated by the Alden Kindred of America, and is located at 105 Street in Duxbury, Massachusetts. For more information and to register, please visit www.alden.org.

Sponsored by the Alden Kindred of America

Dec 26, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Alden House Historic Site is part of the property belonging to Mayflower passengers John and Priscilla Mullins Alden and home to generations of their descendants.  It is now owned and operated as a museum by the Alden Kindred of America.
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