Ray Corse To Perform Indoors On Tuesday, Sept. 14
Ray Corse will sing and play his accordion for those attending the free Golden Afternoons program.
Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m., Ray Corse of Sullivan Township will play his accordion and sing during the free Golden Afternoons program being held indoors in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Provided will be free refreshments, including cookies, coffee, tea and water.
Golden Afternoons is free and open to men and women ages 55 and older. Those who attend are encouraged to wear masks due to the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Originally, Corse was scheduled to be on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage on Tuesday, Aug. 17 but it rained and the program had to be cancelled.
Corse has been playing the accordion for 69 years, since he was five years old. The majority of the songs he will perform on Sept. 14 are from the 1900s to the 1970s. On his playlist are polkas, country and rock and roll songs, such as “The House of the Rising Sun,” “Proud Mary,” “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” “Tear In My Beer,” “Love Letters in the Sand,” “Crazy” and “Grandma’s Feather Bed.”
He will also do several songs from the 1800s like “When You and I Were Young Maggie.” In addition, he takes requests. “If I can whistle or hum a tune, I can usually play it. Everything I play is by ear,” Corse said.
Other free Golden Afternoons programs are being planned. For information, call the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220.