Christmas Past

At the Montauk Library

    Linda Russell, a balladeer and musician who performs early American music at historic and cultural sites around the country, will bring a musical celebration of an 18th-century Christmas to the Montauk Library on Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. The program, “Sing We All Merrily: An Early American Holiday,” will feature Ms. Russell on hammered dulcimer and other historic instruments; the soprano Margery Cohen, and Christa Patton on flute and harp. The group will perform carols, hymns, dance tunes, rounds, and drinking songs, interspersed with Yuletide poems, folklore, and recipes.

    Among the many venues at which Ms. Russell has performed are the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Hall Folk Festival, the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.” The concert is free and open to the public.