Family Sing

Family Sing is a gathering free of charge where children can make music with their friends and family. After the music making, there are light refreshments and socializing.


Family Sing is held rain or shine, year-round, usually quarterly, at Barlow’s Mill, 369 West Main Street, Fredonia. When weather permits, Family Sings are held in the outdoor, fenced play yard. Outdoor lights under the big Norway Spruce tree make for a magical setting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for additional seating.


Family Sing at Barlow's Mill:  

369 West Main Street, Fredonia

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 - 7:30 Patterson Library

Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:45 - 7:45 at Barlow’s Mill



Family Sing is an old-fashioned songfest in the early evening hours for families with young children. Singing traditional folk music and children’s songs, playing hand-held rhythm instruments, socializing with other families for music and light refreshments makes an enjoyable, hour-long informal free program. Families are invited to bring their own instruments, not only rhythm instruments but guitars, harmonicas, wind and string instruments, kazoos, etc.  Growing with Music Together provides bells, drums, shakers and a variety of rhythm instruments. 


Singing traditional and folk songs was a time-honored way that past generations socialized. Songs and rhymes were passed from generation to generation within families and communities for as long as anyone can remember. People incorporated music into their every day lives: songs for the bath, for games, for sleep-time, songs for work, songs for celebrations and worship. These were the songs that children learned from their family members, then passed on to their own children.

For more information about Family Sing, call 716/673-9020 or email