The Music and Times of Stephen Foster

Beth Lawton, Dick Hogle, Dave Moore and Topher Lawton will share music and background on Stephen Foster. Come to learn about his life, including controversies on his songs.

The service will be led by folk music group Ampersand.  Ampersand is a local group that takes great joy in sharing historical music with modern audiences. For this program, Ampersand’s core of Beth Lawton (vocals, guitar, hammered dulcimer) and Dick Hogle (vocals, guitar, mandolin) will be joined by Dave Moore (vocals, bass, banjo, guitar), Topher Lawton (vocals, percussion, penny whistle, bouzouki), Eamon Peach (piano), and Francis Lindop (vocals, fiddle). For more about Ampersand, please visit



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