The Ballad Lives!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7pm, The White Church, Main Street, Lisbon 

Please join us for a free NH Humanities Council program: The Ballad Lives!

Murder and mayhem, robbery and rapine, love that cuts to the bone: American ballads re-tell the wrenching themes of their English and Scottish cousins. Transplanted in the new world by old world immigrants, the traditional story-song of the Anglos and Scots wound up reinvigorated in the mountains of Appalachia and along the Canadian border. John Perrault talks, sings, and picks the strings that bind the old ballads to the new. Refreshments will be served

John Perrault, J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center; is a published poet, songwriter, and musician. He is author of Jefferson’s Dream—The Ballad of the Declaration of Independence; The Ballad of Louis Wagner and other New England Stories in Verse; and a poetry collection, Here Comes the Old Man Now. He is a touring artist on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. His poetry has appeared in The Cafe Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Commonweal, Poet Lore and elsewhere. He was poet laureate of Portsmouth, NH from 2003 to 2005.