Sing Broken Token Ballads (2021 program)

Claire Sherman
Music 5
Singing / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

Come share or listen to ballads about love and broken tokens! A ballad is a song that tells a story. In a broken token song, the lovers break a coin or ring between them before they part, as a token of their love. After many years they reunite and live happily ever after, or not! If you don’t know any broken token songs, any story song with a ring or coin in it will do!

Claire Sherman collects broken token ballads, both traditional and modern. She learned her first one, The Broken Bagel, at the SFFFF more than a decade ago. She also hosts a monthly song and story swap on Zoom called Sing Say or Play.