28 July 2016

Anna & Elizabeth in Castlebar, 25 Aug. 2016

Thanks to the FOAOTMAD news blog, which announces this week a tour of the UK, Norway, and Ireland by Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt (USA). The tour began on Tuesday this week in Anglesey, and comprises twenty dates including the big folk festivals at Cambridge and Sidmouth. According to their online tour schedule, the very last show in the tour - and the only one in Ireland - will be on Thursday 25 August at 8.00 p.m. in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. On returning to the US, they will be touring with Uncle Earl.

We can't do better than quote a previous FOAOTMAD release:

Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt are two young women from rural Virginia, steeped in traditional Appalachian culture. Elizabeth is a superb singer with a rich powerful mountain voice, she excels at ballads as well as lighter songs. Hear 'Pretty Saro'.

Since 2010 she has been working creatively with singer/ instrumentalist Anna. They engage themselves and their audience with traditional art in all the forms it can take: songs, storytelling, fiddle, banjo, guitar, ballads, puppets, poetry, and moving scrolls called 'crankies'.

The photo above shows them behind one of the 'crankies'. Plenty of their work can be found on YouTube, and we advise checking their website and Facebook as well.

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