Free concert set at Empire House 

A free live concert, which will include four acts, will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at The Empire House Restaurant Bar & Cafe in Gilbertsville. 

The event will include guitar player, singer and song writer Ken Held, front man of Fetish Lane and the Wood Shed Prophets; ukulele player and singer Sarah Giglio of Norwich, bass player, guitarist and singer song writer Timothy Gage of Rochester; singer, song writer and guitar player Fester and singer, song writer, guitar and bass player Andrew James.

 For reservations or more information, call 607-783-2859. 

Free concert set for Saturday

The William B. Ogden Free Library in Walton will host a free concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. 

According to a media release, the concert will feature Kyle Carey, a fluent Scottish Gaelic speaker who has released three albums that are all critically acclaimed  and a direct and compelling expression of her distinctive ‘Gaelic Americana’ sound.

The release said Carey’s unique trans-Atlantic fusion includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill. 

Songwriter to perform 

Acclaimed songwriter John O’Connor will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Franklin Farmers Market. 

O’Connor will sing his own songs as well as his repertoire of folk, country and blues songs, according to organizers.

The Farmers Market is located on Institutional Street in Franklin. Covered outside cafe seating is provided and food and pastries are available from market vendors.

The market presents live music every Sunday through Columbus Day. A complete schedule can be found at,

The Swamp Driversto play on train 

The Cooperstown Blues Express will present The Swamp Drivers on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

According to a media release, The Swamp Drivers are four professional musicians with redneck ingenuity that make high energy music with unique instruments. 

Boarding  for the three-hour train ride will begin at  6:30 p.m. at the Milford Depot. The train will leave the station at 7 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $20 each; cash only.

A full cash bar will be available.

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