We Filled the House!

Songs of Work at the Log Drive Café was a resounding success, with over 40 people filling the room with their presence and their voices.

I have just posted the lyrics of the songs I sang on Friday that were not already on the Songs Page. If you want to learn them and cannot remember the tunes and can’t find it on Youtube, please contact me and I will sing them into your voicemail.

If you want songs that Ranald, Bob or Neville sang and can’t find them on the net, please contact me and I will pass on your request for the lyrics. I like to keep my Songs page mostly for songs I know.

I’ll be posting information soon about the next Log Drive Café, which is Irish Night, on March 22.


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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One Response to We Filled the House!

  1. Pelineatty D says:

    Hello Maura. I was there and was absolutely delighted with the evening, even though I was in a lot of pain! I would really like to join your song circle. I am friends with Bob Hatfield, and am a member of Just Voices choir, and some of our members also attend, so i understand. Can you please let me know if there is one a week Friday? I think i remember Bob saying 1st and 3rd Fridays. In song and solidarity, Patty Deline

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