2017/2018 Residencies – Atwater-Donnelly

Atwater-Donnelly, Traditional Music     Learn more: http://www.atwater-donnelly.com

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Atwater - Donnelly February 11-14, 2018
K-12, adults, preschool, all ages Traditional folk music, traditional dance
  • traditional folk music and instruments
  • instrument workshops
  • women in folk music
  • folk dance

Award-winning, internationally recognized folk duo Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American folk songs and percussive dance for school children and adults. Conveying American heritage through song and movement, Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including Appalachian clogging and French Canadian footwork. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song origins to create a deeper understanding of the music and its cultural history. Both former classroom teachers, Aubrey and Elwood have been known to create quite a "stir" when they visit schools and communities.

They have an extensive, diverse list of offerings, including themed performances and workshops on traditional music, women in folk music, an instrumental petting zoo, singing harmony and much, much more. Please contact us to learn more about the offerings available to you. Email us to sign up your school! Learn about our public events, including workshops and public performances, here as they are added. 

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About Atwood - Donnelly

Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have been performing together for over 27 years and blend beautiful vocals with an array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork, and tap dance.
Married since 1989, they have traveled extensively in New England, the Ozarks, Appalachia, the Midwest, and other key places in the United States with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by one. Atwater and Donnelly have performed or shared festival billing with folk legends and have taught classes, studied with traditional musicians and folklorists, played and called dances, appeared on television, and received standing ovations for their concerts. In addition to twelve recordings, Aubrey and Elwood have received many awards and produced seven books and a film. The duo is part of more than twenty compilation CDs as well as numerous recordings of other musicians.