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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

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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





May 10- American House Senior Community-Keene, NH (2pm) 603-338-9424
May 13th- Sullivan County Rehabilitation Center, Claremont, NH- (2:30 pm) 603-542-2606
May 13th- Cedar Crest Center for Children with Disabilities, Keene, NH (10 a.m.) 603-358-3384
May 19th- South Gate at Shrewsbury, Ma- Shrewbury, Ma-2pm (508-842-8331
June 4th- River Poets @Bloomsburg Public Library-featured poet- 7:30 pm -call 570-462-9419
for more info
August 2nd- Priestly House Chapel- Northumberland, Pa (featured poet & musician- 9:30 a.m)
August 28th- Front Street Station-Northumberland, Pa. (outdoor concert series 7-10 pm) 570-473-3626
September 12th- Emmaus Road Cafe-1886 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, Pa (7-10 pm) 717-478-3672













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