Thanks, Jennifer!

The Winsome Hags have performed at our libraries several times and have never failed to connect with diverse audiences.   Whether presenting an original adaptation of a classic folk tale or musically chronicling a historical moment or social movement, this talented troupe finds our common denominator.   Audiences see their reflection in the people, places, and plights that the Hags enliven.  Their repertoire includes familiar songs and stories about legendary people, but they also feature tunes and tales about lesser known folks who have made significant contributions to life changing efforts and causes.   In short, a Winsome Hags’ performance equals entertainment infused with meaning.  The Hags leave audiences feeling proud of and hopeful for humanity.

Jennifer Ray, Director, Cass District Library

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Hag Bag Contest! Enter Now!

Penny with ArrowWe’re aiming to make you a winner.                                              You have two opportunities:

  1. Come up with a line drawing that can be printed on a Hag Bag (canvas tote). The drawing can be 8.5 X 11 or larger and can be hand-delivered to Bev, Steve or me. Or, you may email your image to rutabegus@gmail.com. Deadline is June 15.
  2.  Once we’ve selected the winner (who receives a free Hag Bag), the second phase is to customize the Hag Bag. Jazz it up. Go wild. We’ll announce the deadline after we’ve produced and distributed the tote with the winning design.
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Never Grow Old

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The Winsome Hags celebrate the freedom that aging brings. How best can one create a life one loves, and also a life one may fearlessly give away?
Ruth Andrews, Steve Kaszar and Beverly Smith sing and perform on guitar, banjo, flute, kazoo and ukulele. The program includes sing-alongs, a laughing orchestra, silly stuff and, maybe, a poignant moment.

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Don Gato, live at Camp Friedenswald

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Ping Pong Hag

Ping Pong Hag

Dorothy de Low is a 100-year-old ping pong player from Australia. Who says old ladies don’t have rhythm? Not to mention guts–this woman competed against 89-year-olds in the 2010 World Veterans Table Tennis Championship in China in 2010. Join the rhythmic, gutsy  and Winsome Hags Saturday, March 3, at Camp Friedenswald at 9 am for a Celebration of Aging.

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The Winsome Hags Need you!

 

Saturday, March 3rd at 9:00 am at the Camp Friendenswald Koffee Klatch. Be part of our live audience! We are making a videotape to submit to the Michigan Humanities Council Touring Directory.

The Winsome Hags celebrate the freedom that aging brings, How best can one create a life one loves, and also a life one may fearlessly give away?

Ruth Andrews, Steve Kaszar* and Beverly Smith sing and perform on guitar, banjo, flute, kazoo and ukulele. The program includes sing-alongs, a laughing orchestra, silly stuff and, maybe, a poignant moment.

*Yes, he’s a Hag.

Camp Friedenswald is located at 15406 Watercress Way, Cassopolis, MI 49031, phone: 269-476-974, or call Ruth Andrews: 269-445-0437.

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The Hags are alive and well.

We just look different. Myrick needed more time for community activities, so she left (she may be back from time to time). And Steve Kaszar, who’s played back-up guitar for over a year, has finally declared himself. We Hags continue to evolve, have fun, and up our musicianship. We apologize for letting the blog slide for all of 2017 – yikes! But we’re back; we’ve added upcoming gigs and soon we’ll be updating the photo gallery.

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