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Folksongs of Illinois coming to Apple Valley, Elizabeth, IL

Bucky will be brandishing his versions of folksongs sung and made popular in lllinois at the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Elizabeth, IL, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 6:00 pm.  Come join us for music, commentary and laughter.  This … Continue reading

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Folksongs of Illinois at Jefferson County Historical Society

Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois program at th Jefferson County Historical Society, Mt. Vernon, IL, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Just in time to celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial, come out and hear folksongs popularized or written in … Continue reading

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Road Scholar Program, Lisle, IL

Join Bucky Halker at the Lisle Heritage Society, June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm, where he will present Goin’ Down the Road: Folk Songs of Illinois, 1818-1960.  Just in time to celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial, you will hear folk songs from all over the State. … Continue reading

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Folksongs of Illinois-Booth Shot Lincoln comes to Bloomington, IL

Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Luther Oaks , Bloomington, IL.  Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.

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Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

Bucky will be offering some of his favorite road songs about traversing the great State of Illinois in recognition of its Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia.  Check back for location details.  This is a FREE event sponsored by the Illinois Humanities. … Continue reading

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Folksongs of Illinois-Booth Shot Lincoln, Lombard, IL

Bucky will be presenting his folksongs of Illinois program at Lombard Historical Society.  Come out and hear folksongs about Illinois and commentary on how they came to this great state.

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Bucky Halker presenting at Illinois Bicentennial Celebration in Vandalia, IL

Bucky will be offering up some of his favorite road songs celebrating travel throughout the great State of Illinois.  Come out to Vandalia and celebrate the bicentennial.  Location TBD.  This is a FREE event sponsored by Illinois Humanities.

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Bucky Halker: I Need to Make a Dollar, Protest Songs of Illinois Workers 1865-1970, Tuscola, IL

No sooner had the gun barrels cooled from the Civil War than the nation’s burgeoning industrial workforce began to seek redress for a growing list of economic and political grievances.  Illinois played a central role in that development as its … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker presents Booth Shot Lincoln: Folksongs of Illinois 1818-1960, Bishop Hill, IL

Illinois has rich and diverse folk music traditions that remain underrecognized by both specialists and the general public.  From the beginning of Illinois statehood through the folk revival that swept the nation and state in the 1950s, the many people … Continue reading

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Bucky Halker, a Road Scholar performance, at Montgomery Village Hall

Bucky Halker will be presenting the Folksongs of Illinois program at Montgomery Village Hall as part of its monthly senior’s program.  You will hear folksongs from all over the Midwest, some still popular today and some forgotten gems.  This FREE … Continue reading

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