64 State St. Montpelier
After a brief cantastoria-illustrated introduction, artist Delia Robinson presents a hand-painted scroll in a crankie theater featuring the medieval ballad, “The Wife of Usher’s Well.”
There will be a short talk discussing the ballad’s history, the witchcraft in the song, and the Medieval beliefs that gave this song its vitality. I’ll use a cantastoria, as in the picture, a cousin of the crankie and an amusing way to illustrate what I’m saying . I’ll then sing the ballad and crank the crankie.
This show will be followed by our weekly Ecstatic Dance from 7:30-9pm!