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Artist Spotlight: Merry Mischief

The core of Merry Mischief is the duo of Harry and Merlyn - energetic and acoustic musicians with a love of traditional folk music of America and the British Isles. Performances focus on songs from these areas and feature them in costuming to match historical and cultural periods. The surprising contrast of Merlyn's beautiful alto voice blended with Harry's tenor voice brings a unique and pleasing style of harmonies to their music! Songs are driven by Merlyn's 12-string rhythm guitar and complemented by Harry's finger-picking style 6-string guitar. Harmonies to delight and soothe your senses!




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For almost 55 years, Young Audiences of Rochester (YA) has been the premier provider of arts learning experiences in the Greater Rochester region. One of 30 self-supporting affiliates in the national Young Audiences, Inc. network, YA is the catalyst and connection to practicing, professional teaching artists that deliver artistically excellent, academically relevant and educationally effective art programs.


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