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- 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);

five CDs -- Tales of a Troubadour (1994), Sweet Surrender (1998), Strangers or Lonesome Friends (2003), Lester Hirsh Live (2005) and River of Strings (2006);

and 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






January 25

2017- Horizon Bay, Hyde Park,

800 West Azeele Street, Tampa, Florida




February 9

Horizon Bay, Hyde Park,

800 West Azeele Street, Tampa, Florida,


Poetry reading & workshop


March 31

Red Lion Inn

 4 S. Main St. Quakertown, Pa




April 15

Filet 18

18 W Main St. Bloomsburg, Pa.

(8pm) For more info: 570-784-3818


May 5

The Booth Theatre

116 Mill Street, Danville, Pa

7pm- concert w/Monica Nagle-



May 6

Tamaqua Community Arts Center-

125 Pine street, Tamaqua, PA

7pm / w Monica Nagle


May 8

Hermanos Restaurant

11 Hills Ave. Concord, NH

(6:30 pm)


May 16

Canoe Club, Hanover, NH

(6-9pm) 603-643-9660



May 22

JCC of the Lehigh Valley

702 N 22nd St. Allentown, Pa

(1 pm-performance)

For more info:610-435-3571


May 26

Red Lion Inn

4 S. Main Street, Quakertown, Pa





June 3

Ned Smith Center

176 Water Company Road,

 Millersburg, Pa

(outdoor Concert 7pm)



June 10

Front Street Station

Northumberland, Pa

(outdoor patio) 7pm



June 24

Taylor Book Store,

226 Capitol Street

Charleston, WV

(7:30 pm)



July 1

Filet 18

18 W Main St. Bloomsburg, Pa

(8-10pm) 570-784-3818



July 14

Sommerset Retirement Village

Sterling, Virginia





July 28

Red Lion Inn

4 S. Main St. Quakertown, Pa




July 29

Front Street Station,

 Northumberland, Pa

(outdoor patio) 7 pm




August 8

Hermanos Restaurant

11 Hills Ave. Concord, NH




August 10th

Granite State of Mind

Hosted by Rob Azevedo

103.9 FM/1450 AM (7pm)

                         Lester Hirsh will do a live performance and interview on the progrto stream in, go to


August 26

Shenandoah Heritage Day-(Parade of Nations)

Shenandoah, Pa,

Lester Hirsh w/Kathleen Radspinner-

12:30pm- downtown park.

A festive day with food, gift items,

entertainment, and a morning parade.

For more info: call Mary- 570-205-0502

or Lester @ 570-462-9419



September 1

Red Lion Inn

4 S. Main St. Quakertown, Pa




September 14

Walk In Art Center-

110 W. Columbia Street, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

Lester Hirsh will perform background music for  Peter Thompson Art Opening Reception. Peter does photo art in the style of Ansel Adams and lives in Wisconsin.

The special event will begin at 6pm.

For more info: call Lisa Robinson or Molly Reed 570-732-3728 or 570-527-8470.

Please bring along friends and enjoy the ambiance of this wonderful Art Center, Peter's Art and dynamic personality and the music of Lester Hirsh. Lester is a touring member of the Schuylkill County Council on the Arts and a former resident of Shenandoah, Pa.


October 12

River Run Bookstore,

142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth,

 NH- 603-431-2100

   Lester Hirsh presents an evening of music & verse,

reading from his published books and works in progress. 6:30-8:30 pm.

For more info:, or







January 29

Jerusalem (Lester Hirsh & Kathleen Radspinner)
King Street Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Church

Northumberland, PA

9:00 pm

For more info call 570-462-9419 or 603-496-1186


February 18

Tampa Baptist Manor- 215 W. Grand Central, Tampa, Florida-( 1:30 pm)- 813-253-2868


February 19

Phyllis Busansky Senior Center- 4102 W. Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida-( 1-2pm)- 813-644-5990


February 22

Wimauma Senior Center-5714 North Street, Wimauma, Florida - (11:30 a.m.-12:30) pm-813-671-7672


April 2

Blond Bistro Café- 135 S. Allegheny St. Belfont, Pa-( 6-8 pm)-814-353-4696



April 16

Tamaqua Arts Center

125 Pine Street

Tamaqua, PA

7:00-9:00 pm

For more info call 570-668-1192


April 22

Block of Art

Historical Society

305 North Centre St, Pottsville, PA

6:30-9pm; 60s folk music


April 30

The Blond Bistro

135 S. Allegheny St. Belfont, Pa (6-8pm)

For more info: 814-355-6777


May 11

Hermanos Mexican Restaurant

Concord, NH

6:00 pm

For more info call 603-224-5669


May 21

Canoe Club

Hanover, NH (6:30-9:30 pm)

For more info: 603-643-9660


July 2

Front Street Station

2 Front Street, Northumberland, Pa (7-10pm)

Outdoors. For more info-570-473-3626


August 10

Hermanos Mexican Restaurant

Concord, NH

6:00 pm

For more info call 603-224-5669


August 11

Granite State of Mind

New England College Campus, downtown, Concord, NH-

Thursday Night Live Concert Series

with host Rob Azevedo- (7pm)

 Lester Hirsh will perform

and be recorded live for WNHN 94.5

Audience & host Q&A will take place

in between song presentation.

For more info call 603-264-1757- or                onemanmanch@gmail-com


August 18

Southgate Retirement

Shrewsbury, MA

2:00 pm

For more info call 508-842-8331


August 19

Equinox Terrace

Manchester, VT

3:00 pm

For more info call 802-362-5141


August 20

 Bald Face Books

505 Centrail Ave, Dover, NH

Lester Hirsh will read original poetry

and sing original songs-

(4-6pm) 603-749-230           


August 27

Jerusalem (Lester Hirsh & Kathleen Radspinner)
Shenandoah Heritage Day Festival - 150th celebration

Shenandoah, PA

For more info call 570-462-9419 or 603-496-1186


September 10 and 11

Jerusalem (Lester Hirsh & Kathleen Radspinner)
Stillwater Poetry & Music Festival

Stillwater, PA

For more info call 570-925-2536


September 25

The Arts Barn- 3 Berry Road,

Schuylkill Haven, Pa-

Fall Folk Festival featuring

Jerry Haines, Jay Smar, & Lester Hirsh.

                 The Arts Barn is located in the pristine countryside

surrounded by hills and farms and a horse barn.

The gift shop features fine crafts from local artisans.

Lester Hirsh will perform the third set between 3-5pm. For more information call 570-366-8736.


September 30

The Red Lion Inn

45 Main Street, Quakertown, Pa

(7-10 pm) For more info: 215-538-1776


October 21

Filet 18

18 West Main Street, Bloomsburg, Pa, (8-10 pm)

For more info: 570-784-3818


December 3

Filet 18-

18 W. Main Street, Bloomsburg, Pa (8pm)




December 9

King Street Coffeehouse- (8pm)

265 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, Pa-

I will be the 2nd act of three performers that evening.

                         For more info call me @ 570-462-9419

or check out the King Street Coffeehouse on-line.



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