Originally recorded by Bill Stepp in 1937 by the Library of Congress, "Bonaparte's Retreat" is played by Abby DiMarino of North Coventry Elementary School. She will be playing it with noted banjoist/folklorist Stephen Wade and the North Coventry Elementary Orchestra on May 30, 2018 at North Coventry Elementary School.
Could folk music lead today’s children into the past in ways that may allow them to feel part of the very roots of our country? In a living demonstration of this speculation and the central idea of his book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us”, Grammy-nominated musician, recording artist, storyteller, and author Stephen Wade will visit North Coventry Elementary School on May 30, 2018.Students have been practicing for months to make music with Mr. Wade. The experience will be a combination of storytelling, banjo, clogging, singing and video.