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Yarrow performing at Peterborough Players

Singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow will be in concert at the Peterborough Players theater on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist — both with the trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer — are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most well known songs including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.

Over the years, many issues have moved Yarrow to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. His life and work — culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect with its “Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative — is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.

The bluegrass duo Mustard’s Retreat will open the show.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of show. To reserve in advance, visit www.pfmsconcerts.org. Cash and checks only are accepted at the door. Tickets also are available at the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, Keene and Milford.

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