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Lester Hirsh

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Music on the Internet

Watch Lester sing "On the Road in America"

Lester Hirsh plays classical guitar

Lester sings "Ways of Love"

Lester sings "Old Town Ballad"

Watch him perform at Peter Nein's Art Studio in Pottsville






- A book by an artist -

Lyrics of a Troubadour

A Biography in Song

buy the book here


About the Author

musician, singer/songwriter, poet


Lester Hirsh is an established singer/songwriter and guitar player who has performed in a variety of venues from New Hampshire to Florida the past 40 years. He is also a published poet, former coeditor and publisher of Bone & Flesh magazine (1998-2002), a respected literary magazine of poetry, prose, essays and art from the finest writers nationally and internationally.


Lester has performed solo and in a variety of ensembles over the years: the folk trio Side Three (Tampa Florida) folk/pop duo Jerusalem (Williamsport PA) and duo Sweet River (Concord NH).



He has produced and recorded:

Three LP tapes --

Part & Parcel (1986), Piper's Dream (1990), Whistle in the Wind (1994);


Seven CDs --

Tales of a Troubadour (1994), Sweet Surrender (1998), Strangers or Lonesome Friends (2003), Lester Hirsh Live (2005) and River of Strings (2006); The Other Side of Folk (2015); Arpeggio (2017)


The spoken word two CD set --

Mosaic II: Poems of an Ancient Order (2005);



Hirsh also was a producer and the director of the Summer Solstice Folk Festival in Pottsville PA in 2007.


He was a finalist at the Napa Valley Emerging Songwriter Contest in 1997.


In 2005, Hirsh was a Grammy nominee, for Best Spoken Word, for his volume of poems, Mosaic II: Poems of an Ancient Order, honored by the American Academy of Music. He was also featured on NPR New Hampshire Public Radio, Front Porch in 2002.


For details about the author's poetry and songs check the Preface of this book and his web page:


His music can be purchased on and through his web sites.



Lester Hirsh Live Performances








October 26

Sommerset Retirement Village-

Sterling, Virginia-




November 9

The Kingstreet Coffeehouse @ Hotel Edison,

Sunbury, Pa -

  Lester Hirsh will be the first act- 7pm.

For more info: 603-496-1186


November 16th

McCoole's Red Lion Inn,

4 S. Main St. Quakertown, Pa  7-10 pm

For more info- 207-240-6882 or 603-496-1186





January 10th

 Riverwoods Retirement Community

15 Ridge Crest Circle-Lewisburg, Pa -Marlo Hall-7pm (570-522-6257)


April 26

Sommerset Retirement Village

22355 Providence Village Dr. Sterling, Virginia

7pm (703-450-6411)


May 6

Hermanos Mexican Restaurant- 11 Hills Ave, Concord, NH-6:30 pm (603-224-5669)


May 7

Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities

91 Maple Ave- Keene NH- 10:00 a.m  (603-358-3384)


June 1

Emmaus Road Cafe

1886 E. Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, Pa

(7-10pm) 717-479-3672



June 15th

Front Street Station

2 Front St. Northumberland, Pa

Outdoor Summer Concert Series- 7-10 pm.

For more info- 570-473-3626


June 21

Taylor Book Store

226 Capitol St, Charleston, W. Virginia

7:30 pm-9:30 pm

















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