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with Aubrey Atwater (for all levels, all voices)
 
UPDATED 01/01/19
A four-week class in Ballad Singing with instructor Aubrey Atwater will be held on Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is designed for all levels of adults and teens. Minimum of 5 students needed to hold class. Fee for the four-week class is $90. To allow for deeper exploration we have decided to make this a 90-minute class as opposed to one hour. Prepayment necessary! 
 
Aubrey Atwater will teach this class in Ballad Singing. Enjoy immersing yourself in the world of the ancient story song! Traditional Anglo, Celtic, Appalachian and Ozark ballads leave no stones unturned when it comes to portraying the human experience. In keeping with ballad sessions and encounters throughout her career with great ballad singers such as Jean Ritchie, Betty Smith, singers from the Inishowen Pennisula, Sheila Kay Adams, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, and more, Aubrey will present a generous swath of story songs with themes of work, the sea, humor, love, disguise, betrayal, murder, longing, nature, and more. Participants are welcome to share ballads they know as well. Come sit "knee to knee" with Aubrey for a singing, historical, and cultural adventure!

HOW TO REGISTER 
So we can be assured of meeting the minimum needed to hold any of our class offerings, BRT NEEDS PRE-PAYMENT AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE START OF ANY CLASS (and hopefully sooner!) or we'll need to cancel at that time.
If you are interested in the ballad singing class, please:
1. E-mail russell@riverfolk.org to pre-register and then,
2. Put a check payable to Blackstone River Theatre in the mail ASAP to: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864