Friday, October 28, 2016
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David & Ginger Hildebrand are the public faces of THE COLONIAL MUSIC INSTITUTE (CMI),
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This just in -- sorry, but our Charlottesville concert scheduled for Oct.  28th was just cancelled.  There were some issues with the organizers, but every hope remains it can be re-scheduled.

On the good side, David's book "Musical Maryland" is now finally scheduled for publication via Johns Hopkins University Press this coming spring.  Big deal, and more forthcoming.

New recordings of Isaiah Thomas ballads now being posted on American Antiquarian Society website - index forthcoming.

click here for review of recent ballad concert in Worcester, Mass.