“Remembering the Ladies” concert July 16

A musical program featuring traditional songs about women will be offered Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown (HSM), 778 Cemetery Rd., Margaretville.

“Remembering the Ladies” with the Delaware Dulcimores is the second of three HSM programs this month observing the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York State. Admission is by free-will donation. Refreshments will follow the concert.

Performers will include Sheila Addison on hammered dulcimer, Chris Carey on banjo, Doris Carman on flute, Carol Erlandson on accordion and violin, Terry Gemmel on hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery and penny whistle, Stephen Mishjko on electric bass guitar, William Seneschel on guitar and banjo, and Julian Wilcox on cello.

This summer afternoon of songs celebrating the feminine will feature ballads, parlor music, waltzes and reels, many of them named for specific women, such as Aunt Rhody, Clementine, Lorena, Maggie and Rose of Tralee.

The program includes Irish Washerwoman, Elizabeth’s Waltz, St. Anne’s Reel and a song of the suffragettes, Marching Together.

Suffrage Month will continue Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m when a Suffrage Parade steps off down Main Street in Margaretville to the Open Eye Theater to meet the characters in the new musical “Seneca Falls,” and to view a short film on Suffrage martyr Inez Milholland.