Venue Address (Get Directions)Vashon Intuitive Arts
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 5:45pm
Two crafters-of-song blend voices & instruments for an evening of traditional and contemporary folk music with a smattering of originals. Tales from Ireland to Appalachia, London to Berkeley, Old New York to New Orleans, plus a few dance tunes to send us on our merry way down the road.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 2011
Singing Workshop 6pm - 7 pm
Dinner & Concert 7:30 pm - 9:30pm
$10 for Workshop
$25 for Dinner & Concert
$30 for Both
*limited scholarships available
RSVP at: Vashon Intuitive Arts - 206.463.0025
Tickets must be purchased in advance in person or through phone.
Here's the description for the circle-singing workshop:
CircleSinging Workshop with Amelia Hogan and Deborah "DJ" Hamouris
CircleSinging can be described lots of ways: vocal improvisation, vocal "jamming", add-a-part/change-a-part, vocal orchestra, "voicestra", a "drum circle" for singers, or just plain "make it up" singing. Starting with simple vocal warm-ups Amelia and Deborah will begin creating improvised choral parts for all. Once there's a groove going, singers are invited into the middle of the circle to solo or just experience the sound from the center of the community of voices. It is not unusual to find yourself moving to the groove, too. CircleSinging is highly participatory and a “mistake-free zone” – fun for everybody.
Deborah "DJ" Hamouris has been circlesinging for over a decade and has been healed & inspired by this singing form. Recovering from a classical music education, circlesinging led her to jazz performance, composition, and all-round loosening up of the musical reins. Deborah teaches mountain dulcimer, directs Women & Song (women's singing ensemble), and plays as part of The DulciMates, a duo with husband, Buffalo. In her spare time, she knits. www.djhamouris.com
Amelia Hogan was singing before she could walk, and has sung in the Irish tradition of Sean Nòs, or Irish Old style, and improv singing for more than 20 years, and led singing workshops across the country for years. Amelia has attended sessions the world over, and occasionally teaches folks how to do those crazy ornamentation things too. She also, paints, draws, and works with her partner Caith Threefires as a part of the dark acoustic group, Threefires. http://www.Ameliaisaverb.com/