The performers drum up great shows for both adult and family programs at libraries, historical societies, museums, adult living facilities and festivals! Choose from one of the standard acclaimed programs or let us craft a performance that reflects the area where we perform or ties in with a specific exhibit or theme.
Catskill Tales & tunes
“Catskill Tales & Tunes” is a great show for both adult and family programs, and you never know what tale or two we might have in our repertoire that pertains to your county or perhaps even your town!
Our performance is always different, to reflect the area where we perform and can often tie in with a specific exhibit or theme.
Program times vary from 60-90 minutes, and can run as a 2-hour program (with intermission).
Fun Family Folk Tales & Tunes
The highly versatile concert “Fun Family Folk Tales & Tunes” draws from our vast repertoire of songs and stories. Ever playful, this program helps youngsters develop a healthy respect for the world we live in and for all the beings who share this crazy planet with us. Recycling and water themes are our specialty...as is just plain fun!
This lively participatory program is a cornucopia of traditional tunes, fantastic fables, magical myths, silly songs and more. Programs available on a wide variety of topics; his repertoire tends toward themes of nature, gardening and environmental stewardship. This program is ideal for a family concert, or as a way to kick-off or celebrate a school-wide reading program (DEAR, PARP, etc.).
rivers, roads, rails & trails
Climb aboard with The Sidetrackers and you’ll feel like Pullman passengers as these rambling rounders regale you with music. They’re driven by their desire for flanged wheels to reoccupy the abandoned roadbeds of the Catskills, but they don’t let this obsession limit their traveling music to the rails. You’ll be encouraged to sing along with old familiar folk songs and you just might learn some new ones: songs of railroaders; canallers; river travel; the high seas; perhaps even the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains or the bygone days of the Hudson Valley.
Blending a variety of stringed instruments with enchanting vocal harmonies, and occasionally joined in performance by their sweet singing wives and other outstanding musical friends, this is a fine pair of Clickety-Clackin’, Train-Whistle-Blowin’, Blues-Moanin’, Good-Time Minstrels. The Sidetrackers are a mighty team of two relentless railroad disciples who bring Train Songs and Trainloads of Fun everywhere they go.