Two more opportunities for WoodsWalk Singing still to come

Come sing in the Mud Lake woods June 25 & 26! These will be the last 2 opportunities of this season for individuals to come join me in a singing walk.

But there are always opportunities for WoodsWalk Singing and other singing activities if you can get a group together. What about a participatory singing session for a birthday party or as part of a camp program? I am available to lead Canadian songs if you are planning a Canada Day party.

Meanwhile, the summer beckons. For those going to Blue Skies Festival this summer, you might want to come sing Songs of the Sea in a workshop focusing on shanties, sea wreck ballads and songs of the girls left behind on shore.

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About Maura Volante

Maura Volante is a talented and experienced performer. Although she has written many songs over the years, her main focus these days is traditional folk songs. These are songs that have stood the test of time and have an enduring quality that speaks directly and clearly to the human experience. They also tell us about our history. Because these songs are not commonly sung in these post-folk-revival times in which folk music generally means singer-songwriter material, Maura has taken on the project of helping to keep this valuable material alive. Her specialty is Canadian folk songs, but she knows many songs from the British Isles and the USA as well. All her concerts and other programs are designed with group singing in mind. Whether in a concert, a tour, a social gathering, a classroom, a festival or a conference hall, Maura creates an encouraging atmosphere, relaxed and inclusive. She uses her strong voice and facilitation techniques to bring out the best possible music with these voices in this moment. Maura firmly believes that everyone can sing and, moreover, that everyone has a right to sing and be part of group singing activities, without judgement or criticism. No matter what the various skill levels of participants may be in any group singing activity, it always sounds good in a group, because the voices naturally attune with each other. Maura also teaches and calls contra dancing and simpler forms of traditional dancing suitable for all ages, often incorporating group singing into the dancing through the use of play party songs, which are sung by the whole group as they dance.
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