Concert by Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan kicks off Colton's annual Winterfest Jan. 25
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:10 am

Nationally known performers Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan will be in concert on the Colton-Pierrepont Central School stage, sharing their love of the Adirondacks and traditional music, on Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

COLTON – The Town of Colton’s annual Winterfest Weekend officially kicks off Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. with a concert featuring nationally recognized duo Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan on stage in the Colton-Pierrepont Central School.

The school is located at 4921 State Highway 56 just north of the hamlet of Colton toward Potsdam.

Tickets are sold at the door – $5 for adults and $3 for students not performing with the duo. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Both Peggy and Dan are recognized for their individual talents as well as their performances as a duo. When on stage together they combine their original and traditional songs and tunes with masterful harmonies and inventive arrangements.

They also like to share their passions through programs they developed together for children, schools, museums and others.

And they have an array of recordings, individually, as a duo and with others. CDs will be available to purchase at the concert.

During the day on Friday Peggy and Dan will work with students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Their visit, which concludes with the evening concert when all the children will be invited to perform with them on stage, is supported by the Colton-Pierrepont Teachers’ Association and the Colton Winterfest Planning Committee.

Peggy Lynn, sometimes referred to as “The Voice of the Mountains,” is recognized for her songwriting and vocal versatility. Her experiences, observations and opinions are reflected in her singing, songwriting and Arts in Education programs. She was selected as Adirondack Woman of the Year by the Adirondack Business & Professional Women’s Association in 1996 and received the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Arthur E. Newkirk Education Award in 2005.

Dan Duggan, known for his talent on the hammered dulcimer and flat picking guitar, is recipient of the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship.

He is a pioneer of innovative compositional work for the dulcimer yet his renditions of traditional Irish and American tunes reflect understanding of their original context.

One of Dan’s main objectives is to bring traditional music and instrumentation to audiences unfamiliar with the genre of music.