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Basic info
Name Flint Hill Folk
Formed On 1976
# of Members 9
Homepage www.allenhopkins.org
 
Contact/Booking info
Name Allen Hopkins
Phone (585)482-6062
E-mail allen@allenhopkins.org
Misc 111 Newcastle Road Rochester NY 14610

Description
19th-century vocal and instrumental music, performed in costume and on period instruments. Country dances, concerts, historical programs. "House band" at Genesee Country Village Museum in Mumford.

Roster
The nine current members perform in groups ranging from two to five.
Ray Baumler - vocals and guitar
Pat Carey - vocals, guitar, flute - specialty in Irish music
Dick Bolt - fiddle, banjo, harp, piano, vocals
Marie Brate - fiddle, guitar, vocals
Mitzie Collins - hammered dulcimer, banjo, vocals - Rochester's best folk musician
Allen Hopkins - vocals, many instruments, group coordinator
Joel Hume - vocals
Jim Kimball - fiddle, banjo, accordion and many other instruments; SUNY Geneseo faculty, scholar of traditional music
Cathy McGrath - guitar and vocals, specializes in Irish and children's material

Influences
Flint Hill Folk try to re-create the sounds our ancestors heard 150 years ago. Repertoire includes parlor and minstrel songs, dance tunes, hymns, patriotic airs, children's material, and the "Top 40" of the era around the Civil War.

History
Flint Hill Folk have performed at Genesee Country Village since it opened in 1976, and have given hundreds of programs of 19th-century music there. They have also played in Syracuse, Corning, Buffalo, and for historical societies, festivals, libraries, schools, colleges etc. throughout the area. The individual members have created a large body of recorded and published musical material.
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