Interview with Aubrey Atwater, Warren, Rhode Island

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Aubrey Atwater
Aubrey Atwater (Warren, Rhode Island) 

Aubrey Atwater is a musician, vocalist, writer, public radio commentator, and dancer based in Warren, Rhode Island. Atwater presents programs of folk music, dance, and spoken word, and has performed and taught across the United States as well as England, Ireland, and Canada. She sings and plays the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, guitar, mandolin, and Irish tin whistle, and also performs with percussive clogging. In both teaching and performance, Aubrey conveys the heritage behind traditional folk music and dance, showing an expertise of folk history and its key players. Part of the acclaimed duo Atwater-Donnelly, Aubrey and her husband Elwood Donnelly perform with up to eight other band members and have thirteen recordings and six books to their credit. Atwater and Donnelly are both on the performing rosters for the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. 

Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/29/2020.
Tamar Sella
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Warren, Rhode Island
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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