Tag Archives: Folksongs

Bucky Halker in Elgin, IL

Bucky will be playing at the Elgin Museum event at the Grand Victoria Casino.  He will be presenting his brand of Folksongs of Illinois for the Elgin Museum fundraising event. Come out for a good cause and to say hello.

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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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Bucky Halker goes to Madison, WI

Details to come, but Bucky will be participating in a very special event, Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

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Bucky Halker brings Labor Music to Barrington, IL

Bucky will be serving up his renditions of Illinois Labor Songs at the Barrington History Museum.  Come out and hear the history of labor music and how it defined the labor movement in Illinois.  Bucky holds a Ph.D. in American … Continue reading

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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, Booth Shot Lincoln: Folksongs of Illinois 1818-1960, Road Scholar event in Wyanet

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: 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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