What Folksongs Tell Us About Work in Wisconsin
People have often relied on songs to express their experiences as workers and human beings. Rural and urban, blue collar and white collar, of indigenous and immigrant heritage, Wisconsin’s culturally and linguistically diverse peoples have sung songs while they work. What can we learn about class, culture, and work from these songs? This talk includes historic and contemporary field and studio recordings of Irish and French Canadian lumberjacks, Finnish and Croatian miners, Potawatomi and Norwegian ironworkers, Italian and Mexican farmhands, and Polish and Hmong factory workers to illustrate continuity, change, and commonality in the folksongs of Wisconsin’s workers
Presented by Jim Leary
Author and Dinner Event
Enjoy a classic supper club meal. The Balsam Lake Public Library, Friends of the Balsam Lake Public Library and Indianhead Supper Club have partnered together to bring Ron Faiola, the author of Wisconsin Supper Clubs, to speak at The Indianhead Supper Club on Sept 22nd..
The event will include a 4 course dinner including: Relish tray, choice soup or salad, steak dinner including potato and vegetable, and dessert. Cash bar will be available. The event will be held in the downstairs party room
A limited number of tickets will be sold for the evening. The cost of each ticket will be $40.00. The author will have his books Wisconsin Supper Clubs: an Old -Fashioned experience and Wisconsin Supper Clubs, Another Round, for purchase.
6:00 cocktails (cash bar)
6:30 dinner with speaker to follow
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About Ron Faiola
Ron Faiola has produced and directed numerous critically acclaimed documentaries,such as Wisconsin Supper Clubs and Fish Fry Night Milwaukee. He is the president and founder of Push Button Gadget, Inc., which has specialized in audiovisual and theater production for nearly 20 years. He lives in Milwaukee.