Tony Saletan; Daniel Lynn Watt; Sylvia Miskoe; Molly Lynn Watt

George and Ruth – Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War



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In 1937, George Watt left his bride in New York City to join the Lincoln Battalion fighting against fascism in Spain. Ruth Rosenthal Watt worked for the WPA, organized public support and peace demonstrations, and sent care packages to the fellows in Spain. Excerpts from their letters, with songs of the Spanish Civil War and other political causes in the U.S., tell their story against the backdrop of war.

Tony Saletan sings and provides guitar, banjo and piano accompaniment. Sylvia Miskoe provides accompaniment on the accordion. Dan Lynn Watt reads excerpts from his father, George Watt’s letters. Molly Lynn Watt reads excerpts rom her mother-in-law, Ruth Rosenthal Watt’s letters.

Tony Saletan is a well known folksinger, musician, dance caller, folklorist and educator, known for pioneering public television music programs having hosted 8 series since 1955. Sylvia Miskoe is an accompanist for Scottish Country Dancing and contra dancing throughout New England. Dan Lynn Watt and Molly Lynn Watt are teacher educators, curriculum developers and writers.