Acclaimed Folk Duo Comes to Taft October 21

The Taft School Music for a While Concert Series continues Saturday, October 21 with folk artists Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. The concert begins at 7 pm in Woodward Chapel, 25 The Green, in Watertown, CT. No tickets are required; the concert is free and open to the public.

Jay and Molly's concerts are a celebration of American acoustic music, with Jay's playful, dramatic, and soulful fiddling, and Molly's inventiveness on guitar and piano. Her rich and expressive vocals, along with the resonant strains of Jay's violin, reveal the deep emotions that flow in the duo's veins. They are masters of music and storytelling who generously share their lives and their music with audiences.

Jay and Molly won international acclaim after Ken Burns' The Civil War hit the airwaves. Their performance of Jay's haunting composition Ashokan Farewell—the musical hallmark of the PBS series—left a lasting impression on everyone who tuned in. The soundtrack won a Grammy, and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy.

For more information about this or any of the Music for a While concerts, visit the concert page of the Taft School website. To learn more about Jay and Molly or to listen to their music, visit