Town Common Songs

and media
** Coronavirus Transmission **
** and Community Singing **

Town Common Songs coverage

Greenfield Recorder, 19 March 2022

The Bond of Music
feature story by Richie Davis, marking the second anniversary of daily singing

Connecting Point (PBS), 17 March 2022

Montague Town Common Singers
Find Comfort in Trying Times

feature story produced by Brian Sullivan for New England Public Media [entire episode here]

Greenfield Recorder, 5 April 2021

On Common Ground
feature story by Richie Davis, marking the first anniversary of daily singing

Montague Reporter, 1 October 2020

illustration, page A2
by Nina Rossi, staff artist

Greenfield Recorder, 11 April 2020

Singing Through the Dark Times
feature story by Richie Davis

Montague Reporter, 19 March 2020

photograph, page A3
"sing #0", the first sing on the town common, Mon. 16 March 2020; the sing on Wed. 18 March became (unintentionally) the first daily sing

Other local outdoor sings!

Greenfield Recorder, 8 March 2021

A howling good time on Leverett Pond
the next town over gathers around the shore of their pond to howl every Sunday evening

Daily Hampshire Gazette, 5 April 2020

Singing in the time of the coronavirus
a neighborhood sing in nearby Amherst, so far as we know a one-time event


Payment for the Plow Guy (lyrics Lynn Arnold, music Colin Cater)
video produced by Plow Guy Pete DeMarco

I Will Survive 2020 (new lyrics, Will Quale & Ben Fink)

Old Foster (trad. Sheffield Carol)

Down to the Well (Sarina Partridge)

Migration and Goodbye (Sarina Partridge)

"I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em." —Big Bill Boonzey