Outdoor Concert “Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle and Packin’ the Mail”
Join the Meeteetse Museums for an outdoor concert in celebration of Cowboy Day. Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle, will open for the musical group Ospa. The group will present music of Galicia, Ireland, Quebec, and the Basque Country. Ospa will teach the audience about the cultural traditions behind each style of music, play samples, and discuss the similarities and differences between the musical types. They will also discuss how these traditions, especially the Basque, played a role in Wyoming’s cultural history. Instruments introduced to the audience will include the violin, viola, diatonic button accordion, Basque trikitixa accordion, piano, Irish and Galician bagpipes, alboka, and the Basque and Galician style pandero. The performance will be a cross-cultural learning experience for all ages with a focus on comparative music and historical Basque ties to Wyoming and even the Meeteetse area.
Food will be available at the concert, but guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Admission to the event is free.