Peter Yarrow of the legendary folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, brings his words and music to the Iron Horse in Northampton on Sunday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. In this intimate show, Yarrow will perform iconic songs such as “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.” Guests will also be treated to hearing many of Yarrow’s personal stories from being a musician in the 1960s, living in Greenwich Village, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bob Dylan, Pete Seger and, of course, his career as part of Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow will be joined in this one night only concert by his son, Christopher Yarrow, and special guest Mustard’s Retreat, the folk music duo featuring David Tamulevich and Michael Hough.
Today, a Peter Yarrow performance does more than guarantee a memorable evening of music. Yarrow attracts audiences from near and far who have heard him sing and speak at more than 500 solo and pro-bono benefit appearances made over the last decade. Through his unique music and songs, a Yarrow performance speaks to a time in history when he and his musical compatriots, Mary and Paul, changed and inspired millions to continue to keep on keepin’ on, hold firm to principle, and not be deterred in the face of adversity.
In addition to Peter Yarrow’s distinguished career as a folk musician, he is an internationally renowned published author. After selling millions of copies of his debut children’s book and CD of “Puff, The Magic Dragon” Yarrow went on to successfully publish four other children’s books including his self-penned late-60’s hit, “Day Is Done” which, like “Puff” reached the #1 spot in Publisher’s Weekly. Yarrow has also released three children’s songbook collections, each accompanied with 12 illustrated songs and a CD. At Yarrow’s direction, all 40-plus songs from these books have been made available for free to all educators, teachers, school counselors, administrators and others.
Tickets for Peter Yarrow at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Sunday, April 15th are available in person, by phone, or online at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686, IHEG.com