Ballads and Barn Dances: Cornwall’s Home Grown Music
Jam sessions, festivals and other gatherings
Since the 1920s, the old-time music of Northwest Connecticut has often mingled with broader national trends. Influences included sheet music, records, traveling musicians, radio, and later TV.
In recent years, Lorraine has sought to pass on the music and traditions she grew up with as a child and pass them on in the community in which she was raised. And she has spread them to a broader community as well through her teaching, recordings, and performances.