Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association
Your source for bluegrass in the Mohawk Valley Region of New York State.
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Welcome to the official web site of the MOHAWK VALLEY BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION. Our activities include Monthly Meeting/Jam session, an annual festival, plus coffee house's that keep people who love to play and listen to Bluegrass Music busy throughout the year. Explore our web site for "Bluegrass" - Band Schedules, Events, Jams, Links and Radio Media of what is coming up.
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MVBGA regular meetings and Jam Sessions are on the third Saturday of each month beginning in September and continued to the Third Saturday of May and are held at the Stittville Fire Department, (9069 Main St. Stittville, NY). Jam session starts at 8 am and runs to 3 pm. All are welcomed, listeners as well as players that want to jam. No experience necessary, we welcome any one from beginners to professionals. Need help with your instrument come and ask questions, there is always someone willing to help. The MVBGA Meeting starts at 11 am all are welcomed to attend. The Stittville Fire Department starts breakfast at 8 am with lunch starting at 11am.
Raymond J. Delaney, 60, of Cortland, N.Y. passed away at home Monday, April 14, 2014 after his brave battle with cancer.
A celebration of Ray's life will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 1 p.m. at the Ramada Cortland, 2 River Street, Cortland, NY 13045 (607) 756-4431. A reception will follow. Calling hours will be from 11am - 1pm, also at the Ramada.
Cards to Vicky (Mrs. Ray) Delaney can be sent to her at 58 Floral Ave. Cortland NY 13045.
Following is Rays obituary, found at http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Raymond-J.-Delaney-101254000 Go here to sign the memory book.
Ray was born April 22, 1953 in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Raymond and Matilda Markowicz Delaney. He was a graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School Class of 1971.
Ray retired three years ago after 30 years of service for the New York State Department of Transportation as a general foreman.
Ray was best known for his love and dedication to bluegrass music. With his brother John, he founded Delaney Brothers Bluegrass that touched the hearts of audiences for over thirty five years. For twelve years Ray was co-host of the "Hometown Bluegrass" radio show on WXHC in Homer, NY. In addition, Ray was co-founder of "Bluegrass on the Green" which will celebrate its 23rd year this June.
Ray is survived by his loving wife Vicky of Cortland, brothers Mike (Winsome) of Orlando, FL, John of Auburn; sister Maryanne (Chuck) Delaney-Bush of NJ, and several nieces and nephews.
Ray will always be remembered for his truly genuine, humble and gentle nature. There wasn't a person who knew Ray who didn't feel their life was enriched because of it, and you could not meet him without being shown pictures of "the best breed" …….bulldogs.
A celebration of Ray's life will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 1 p.m. at the Ramada Cortland, 2 River Street, Cortland, NY 13045 (607) 756-4431. A reception will follow. Calling hours will be from 11am - 1pm. Prior to services, also at the Ramada.
Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St. Cortland, N.Y.