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We sure had fun singing this with Rhiannon and Mike (on guitar) in their "Opera for Everyone" workshop today! I admit it didn't sound like this. Our cadenzas were pretty darn sloppy.


Awake My Soul!

We had a really good shape note sing today with about 20 singers and some spectators (wonder what they thought)!

Here's the trailer for the marvelous documentary on the shape note tradition and revival, Awake My Soul. It's available…


The Starry Mountain Singers singing Bulgarian music


A beautiful Bulgarian song performed by Emmy Miller, who's teaching here at vocal week this year, and other voices from the Starry Mountain Singers. Be sure to listen to the translation of the words.


Gone fishin'

I'm off to spend a week replenishing the creative springs in Elkins, West Virginia, at the Augusta Heritage Center's Vocal Week.

A wise old singer once asked me, "What's a wise old singer like you doing at Vocal Week?" Mostly…