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Larry Young graduated from Dartmouth College where he majored in music and studied violin with Andrew Jennings and music history with Charles Hamm. He studied violin pedagogy at Longy School of Music with Wolfgang Schocken and improvisation at the Berklee School of Music.

 


Performing on violin, viola, cittern and voice, Mr. Young takes great delight in bringing the past alive with his costumed performances of music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. He is also an accomplished lecturer who uses intriguing and humorous facts and anecdotes to provide what he calls historical "edu-tainment."


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Previous Performances

In addition to playing for corporate and private functions on land and at sea, weddings, funerals, and holiday events, he has performed for numerous schools and universities, museums and historical societies from Boston to San Francisco, on national public television and on live classical radio. Some of his recent performances have been at Boston’s Old State House, Old South Meeting House, the Worcester Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Peabody Essex Museum, Faueuil Hall, Old Deerfield, Mystic Seaport, The New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the San Francisco National Maritime Park.





Testimonials


"Just wanted to tell you that we loved the music at our wedding! It was perfect! It was the right mixture and the right volume." - Janet and Leo M.

"Thank you for making our wedding such a beautiful and special event. You added such a romantically tasteful atmosphere to the prelude and ceremony. We are so pleased to have found your professional services and recommend your musical talents to everyone!" - Brandy and Ethan S.

"Thank you so much for a job well done. Everyone enjoyed your talent"  - Anna C.

I can’t thank you enough for Poor Richard’s Penny’s extraordinary performance at the Revere House last weekend!The lively period songs and melodies you play delighted our visitors!Your voices harmonize perfectly. And the details you share with each piece provide fascinating insight into life in early New England. Not only are you skilled performers, you also look the part of itinerant entertainers! Your colonial costumes are perfect down to the button and ribbon.I look forward to inviting you back to the Revere House frequently.Thanks again!

Gretchen Adams, Education Director of the Paul Revere House, Boston 

I’m writing to thank you for the outstanding performance provided by Poor Richard’s Penny at the Old South Meeting House event for the private CN party during the Democratic Convention.We had more than 200 attendees, including governors, and Members of Congress and we’ve had wonderful feedback regarding your performance. You provided just the right atmosphere for our event - not intrusive – but thoroughly entertaining.We’re happy to recommend your services.Sincerely,

Gloria Combe Director, U.S. Government Affairs Canadian National Railroad


Mr. Young is also an AmSat certified teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique, a time honored method for improving ease and freedom in mind and body.

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