Roger Tincknell: Music for all Ages

Interactive Programs for Schools, Libraries, Senior Centers, Rec Departments, and Other Community Organizations

Roger's concerts and workshops involve audiences of all ages in singing, moving, dancing and playing percussion instruments. He offers workshops celebrating family heritage and cultural diversity teaching folk dances and songs from around the world. Programs include:

Thematic programs most requested by Senior Centers

  • Ireland to America- Sing-alongs, ballads, instrumentals, step dancing and spoon playing. Popular for St Patrick's Day!
  • Old Time Sing-along- Golden oldies to campfire sing-alongs. Bring your ukulele! Lyrics provided
  • This Land is Your Land- Traditional American folk and patriotic songs. Especially popular for July 4th and Veterans Day
  • Cowboy Songs, C&W and Yodeling- Across the great divide with cowboy sing-alongs,C&W, and yodeling instruction!
  • Classic Country- Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Patti Page, Merle Haggard, Wille Nelson...just to name a few!
  • Blues to Bluegrass- Americana roots music from Mississippi Delta blues guitar to Appalchian old time banjo
  • Sea Shanties and more! Shanties, whaling ballads, lake, canal, and river paddling songs. All aboard!
  • Swinging on a Star- 30s and 40s swing era big band classics plus memorable songs from stage and screen.
  • Elvis to the Everly Brothers- 50's rock, pop and country hits. Singable and about a senior prom?
  • Beatles and Beyond- 60s and 70s pop from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones, the Animals to the Beach Boys. Let's dance!
  • Pete Seeger to Peter, Paul and Mary- 1960's folk revival sing-alongs. Lyrics provided
  • Halloween Party- The Monster Mash to Ghost Riders in the Sky! Remember "Spooky" by Dusty Springfield?
  • Winter Solstice Celebration- Seasonal sing-alongs plus songs from Christmas, Hanukah and other tradtions
  • Island Vacation- Hawaii to the Bahamas, Hula to Salsa performed on ukulele, guitar and percussion. Hu Ke Lau anyone?!

Across the Americas

From Native and African Americans to European and Southeast Asian immigrants, Across the Americas is an exciting multicultural folk music journey from Canada to Chile. The program explores our rich and diverse heritage through songs in many languages performed on a variety of stringed, wind and percussion instruments. Songs in Spanish, French, Polish and many other languages are included. Across the Americas is adaptable to all ages. A comprehensive study guide is provided for teachers.

"Roger's diverse repertoire, excellent reputation, and enthusiastic performance attracted a diverse audience of young and old. His "Across the Americas" program weaves together story, song, language and instruments from around the world. Wonderful multicultural program…wonderful library program! I give Roger my highest recommendation." Joanne Grimes, New Haven Library, New Haven, CT

I haven't had so much fun since I was little in Puerto Rico!" Grade 6 student , Springfield, MA

Children's Songs and Singing Games

A highly interactive program appropriate for very young children and family audiences. Children sing, dance, move, imitate animals, play rhythm instruments, learn songs in Spanish and other languages through call and response, and explore other cultures through traditional and contemporary children's songs and play parties from around the world. The program also includes sing-alongs performed on guitar, banjo and other instruments.

"Your performance was the best I've seen! The children had a wonderful time moving, singing and playing the instruments." -- Heidi Lazdauskas, Music Teacher, Shelton, CT

Earth Rhythms: Songs for the Environment

From rain forests to recycling, conservation to compost, Eath Rhythms travels from our backyard to around the world celebrating and teaching environmental awareness and responsibility. Captivating songs, stories, legends and facts are accompanied by the Native American rainstick, Incan Charango and flute, Russian balalaika, African Achika drum, as well as guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica.

"I really enjoyed your show. It taught me about how fragile our planet is and that we should keep it clean and recycle." -- 5th Grade Student, Bridgeport, CT

Additioal programs requested by schools and libraries

  • Under One Sky- Celbrating diversity with songs for younger children from from around the world.
  • This Land is Your Land- Traditional American regional folk songs and familiar sing-alongs
  • Songs of the Civil War- Bringing history alive with songs of abolitionists, battlefield, politics and sentimentality
  • Colonial America through the American Revolution- Early American history in song
  • A Nation of Immigrants- Songs from the European industrial period immigrants to contemporary Asian immigrants
  • From Slavery to Civil Rights- African American history in song: Underground RR to the blues, Rosa Parks to MLK.

Detailed program descriptions, references and fees are available upon request. Please contact Roger at: or (413) 259-1146 for more information.

Family Concert, Northampton, MA
Wed, May 1, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children's Songs and Singing Games concert @ Vernon Street head Start (413) 387-1203
Posted to: General Events
Jimmy Joe Rogers Trio, Amherst, MA
Fri, May 3, 2024, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free Concert at Amherst Survival Center with Jimmy Jo Rogers Trio (Jim Armenti, Joe Blumenthal, Roger Tincknell)
Posted to: General Events
Head Start Concert, Turners Falls, MA
Tue, May 7, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children's Songs and Singing Games Family Concert @ G Street Head Start
Posted to: General Events
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All Massachusetts non-profit organizations are eligible. Contact me for how to apply.
Grant applications accepted starting Sept 1. All Massachusetts non-profit organizations are eligible. Contact me for how to apply.

78 Pratt Corner Rd., Shutesbury, MA 01072
Home: (413) 259-1146, Cell: 413-210-0239

CT Libraries Performers Dir.
Davis Bates