Library Lunch Program hosts holiday music performance Dec. 14

SARANAC LAKE – Several talented, local musicians including Sue Grimm Hanley, Ginny West and Tom Techman will present a holiday music program at the Saranac Lake Free Library at noon on Thursday, Dec. 14. The program, coordinated by Hanley, will provide a wide variety of music from traditional carols to pop holiday music of the ’50s, ’60s, and recent years, and will include a few sing-alongs as well.

West, has been in love with the sound of the hammered dulcimer since she first heard one played. She has devoted herself to mastering it since she retired from her dual careers as a math teacher at Paul Smith’s College, and a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. She will play traditional carols from England, France, and Germany plus a couple of tunes on the mountain dulcimer for variety.

Techman is a vocalist who has performed at venues in New York City including Radio City Music Hall, the Apollo Theater, and Madison Square Garden, as well as locally in various spots such as Delta Blue, the Recovery Lounge, Bluseed Studios and the Left Bank Cafe. He will also perform “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Where Are You Christmas” and “Let It Snow.”

Hanley is a musical virtuoso who is interested in all genres of music, and every instrument. She enjoys jazz, classical, and Celtic music and is adept at playing flute, piano, and guitar, among other instruments. She performs with the Northern Lights Chorus and the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble. She teaches music lessons privately, and was also the manager of Paul Smith’s Butterfly House for many summers.

Her advice to the audience? “Bring your voice along for a few sing-alongs – sure to send you on your way in a Holiday spirit!”

This and all presentations of the Library Luncheon series are free and open to the public. Bring soup or sandwich and enjoy a dessert and beverage provided by the Hospitality Committee. For more information, call 518-891-4190.