Come to “The World of Harmonica”!

Falmouth Public Library invites you to “The World of Harmonica” with Bob Hennessy.  This free program for all ages will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2019 from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM at the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street. 

The harmonica is a worldwide instrument voicing the music of hundreds of cultures, and one simple reason could be its SIZE.  It fits in your pocket like a cell phone.  What has intrigued many in the music community is its ability, when played by masters, to encompass all genres of musical style with not just credibility but with critical acclaim, from Classical to Jazz to Near Eastern to Irish to Blues to Country etcetera.  The list grows day by day.

 “The World of Harmonica” is an effort to expand the awareness of the instrument.  Using story-telling, historical facts, slides and playing the instrument in many styles, Bob Hennessy tells the story and plays the music that will open your ears and minds to “The World of Harmonica”.  His fast paced program is both entertaining and educational for all-ages.  It will delight and perhaps even move you to try the instrument once again.

Bob says, “As a 16 year-old I encountered a Hohner model 260 Chromatic Harmonica in a New York City pawn shop.  That initial experience and my journey with the instrument through today has been one of love, pain, joy and heartache all expressed through my instrument.  I hope it’s a story you can hear and feel as I play for you.  All the emotions of a lifetime of music played with my harmonica.”  Today, Bob plays with a number of musicians in Connecticut, Cape Cod, Ft. Meyers and Naples, Florida.  His expertise with his instrument affords him the ability to play in a variety of musical venues.

The program is free thanks to generous support from the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library.  Registration is appreciated, but not required.  To register, you may go online to falmouthpubliclibrary.org/register, call the Reference Department at 508-457-2555 x 7, or stop by the reference desk.

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