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The DC Area Folk SOJO (Sing Out Jam Out) Message Board › Lisa Null Concert at Glen Echo Town Hall

Lisa Null Concert at Glen Echo Town Hall

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Singer, Teacher and Song-catcher, Lisa Null, to Perform at Glen Echo Town Hall

When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Avenue, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Admission: $15.00
Information and reservations: fsgw.org or contact Charlie Baum at 301 587-2286.

Ballad singer extraordinaire Lisa Null has been a mainstay and an inspiration for folk music fans in the DC area and on the national folk music scene for more than 40 years. Lisa performs traditional folksongs from North America, Ireland, and Great Britain. She is a strong singer whose indomitable spirit shines through every song she performs.

Lisa brings a deep, scholarly interest to bear on her material. In addition to being a performer and teacher, she also is a “song-catcher” who traveled to Ireland to help record Seamus Ennis, the great folklore collector and master of the Irish bagpipes. Ennis urged her to explore the wonderful but neglected trove of American-Irish traditional song and this has formed a central part of her repertoire ever since.

During the 1970s and 1980s Lisa became nationally known through her performances at folk festivals and her frequent guest appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” During this period, she co-founded the celebrated Irish music record company, Green Linnet.

A struggle with cancer and other health issues forced Lisa to put her musical career on hold for more than a decade. Now, at age 71, Lisa is back! Researching, editing, and teaching voice from her home, Lisa travels all over the area in a bright red mobility scooter.

At her Glen Echo Town Hall concert, Lisa will be accompanied on several numbers by guest performers David Scheim on harp, and Karen Ashbrook on hammer dulcimer. Lisa’s envisions the concert as both a return to regular performing and as fund-raising event for a new album which she says, “may possibly be my legacy.” It will include not only her favorite traditional folk songs but songs that she has written over the years.
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