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By emmaflynn on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 - 1:31 pm
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 - 12:52 pm
Above: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason perform "Ashokan Farewell." It took Catskills fiddler Jay Ungar less than an hour to write "Ashokan Farewell," a haunting fiddle tune that has become an iconic folk song covered by legions of fans and memorably used by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 - 1:44 pm
This Friday through Sunday, the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge comes alive with the twang of banjos, the stomp of feet, and the sweet sound of voices lifted in harmony. (And even a little "electrified Americana," in the form of a set by Saugerties' Conner... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 13, 2013 - 9:52 am
Above: The Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band performs "Ashokan Farewell" at the Folk Alley studio in 2011. You know the tune. The first two notes give it away. By the third note, it has you already transfixed in some haunting memory, whether you've... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011 - 8:20 am
The Byrdcliffe Guild is Woodstock is trying something new: a music series featuring musicians and bands that call the Hudson Valley and the Catskills their home away from tour. They're calling it the "World Beyond the Woods" tour. From the press release:... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010 - 11:05 am
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 8:31 pm
The Ashokan Center has been forced to scale back somewhat on its ambitious plans for its new arts and environmental education campus in Olivebridge, the Woodstock Times reports. But founders Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are making the best of it: Alas, Ungar... Read more
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