Folksinger Debra Cowan will join March 2 Song & Story Swap

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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings -- March 2019


Debra Cowan will join March 2 Song & Story Swap
New Song Swap in Greenfield
Upcoming local shows

Debra Cowan will join March 2 Song & Story Swap

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley
Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. at the Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst,

Folksong singer and interpreter Debra Cowan will be the featured performer
at the March 2 Song & Story Swap.

Debra Cowan left her job as a California middle school math teacher twenty
years ago and went to live in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she acquired the
art of unaccompanied singing. Upon her return to the U.S. Debra began
venturing out from her new home in Springfield, Mass., regaling audiences
with her sumptuous voice and keenly selected repertoire of songs. Now a
full-time performer, she bridges the old and new with a refreshing stage

Debra Cowan has entertained on both sides of the Atlantic and may be heard
on radio stations world-wide. Her four recordings have garnered considerable
praise, and include Fond Desire Farewell which was arranged and produced by
former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks. She has also contributed
cuts to two compilation albums, celebrating the music of artists Richard
Thompson and Jean Ritchie.

In addition to extensive solo touring, Debra can be seen teaming up with
singer and musician John Roberts, of Roberts and Barrand, and Nowell Sing We

To quote singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash, "Debra has a voice which
beautifully combines Celtic and Appalachian sensibilities. deeply
satisfying, lyrical and musically elegant."

Catch Debra Cowan performing at the Song & Story Swap in Amherst on March 2.

Learn more about Debra Cowan at

The opening round theme this month is "Love Gone Wrong."

Looking ahead to next month, the Song & Story Swap guest for April 6 will be
singer-songwriters Joshua Garcia and Ben Grosscup, and the opening round
theme will be "Public Officials."

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting
July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore
Society and the Nacul Center ( Visit the
Folklore Society website at

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations
accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested). People of all ages gather to share
stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal
experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a
song or story. Listeners are welcome.

For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit

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