Gayville Hall celebrates folk music on Saturday

Gayville Hall celebrates folk music on Saturday Veteran musicians from Wakonda and Vermillion will join John and Susan McNeill of Springfield to celebrate traditional and original folk music at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Gayville Hall in Gayville.

Tim Duggan of Vermillion, who is working on a doctorate in education at The University of South Dakota, will make his first appearance at Gayville Hall. The Nebraska native has been a professional musician for more than a decade, a teacher even longer, and an artist in residence performing Shakespeare. He works with Kevin Doyle of Omaha in the duo Duggan and Doyle, which will be releasing its third CD this spring. He has been writing songs since he was in his late teens.

Although the trio of Kickland, Martin and Johnson has been together only a year, Rocky Kickland, of Vermillion, and Ed Johnson, a Yankton native living in rural Wakonda, go way back. They first played together professionally in a duo that released an album titled Clay County back in 1974. With Michelle Martin, of rural Wakonda, they are working on a new CD recording together, titled Meridian Bridge, which is nearing completion. Kickland appeared on the Gayville Hall stage last month with the Gospel Buckaroos of Vermillion.

John McNeill is emcee and a regular performer at Gayville Hall with his wife Susan.

Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Admission is $7.

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