Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30
Concert (online): Margaret Walters and Debra Cowan
The sort of International back-and-forth one can only do via Zoom: a pair of song collectors who span the world--Margaret Walters from Australia shares a session with Debra Cowan from Massachusetts
Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Margaret Walters has been part of the Australian folk scene for many years, both as a solo singer and as a member of 40 Degrees South (formerly the Roaring Forties), and a decade-long collaboration with songwriter John Warner. Rock solid, Margaret's voice is right where it needs to be, whether delivering a clarion call for social justice, a tender lullaby, a lively or poignant folk tale, an uplifting hymn to Mother Earth, a rousing work song of the yardarm or an up-yours from a feisty lass. Margaret usually sings unaccompanied, favoring the folk tradition and some select contemporary writers. As John Warner says, her song choice reflects the “power of words and music to lift the spirit, to unify the powerless in causes, to make and change relationships, and to tell the story of our eternal struggle with ourselves and our environment... “ If you want to know more, visit her website at https://margwalterssteadfast.wordpress.com/
“Stunning” is the word often used to describe Debra Cowan's vocals. She performs unaccompanied or with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary songs. An erstwhile school teacher in California, she is now a full-time performer who bridges the old and new with a refreshing stage presence and has released six recordings, all having earned praise on both sides of the Atlantic. She tours in the United Kingdom and in North America, and she often shares the stage with others, including her good friend, singer and musician John Roberts, or a whole shipload of folks at the upcoming Connecticut Sea Music Festival. Debra is a proud member of American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 and endorses Harvey Leach guitars. Between travels, she makes her home near Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and their cats. More about Debra can be found at https://debracowan.com/.
And expect a sing-around afterward!
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General information on the 2022/2023 Sunday evening concert series is on the Concerts page.