April 15, 2021, 12 noon, on Maura Volante’s YouTube channel:
Sea Songs: https://youtu.be/8i9284IOqAA
Songs On the Lighter Side: https://youtu.be/4–JWnwYUM0
Three 20-Minute Folk Song Videos for Listening and Singing
Produced by Maura Volante
Technical Production by Fern Vale
Neville Miller and
Each video contains five songs, with introductions by Maura, and onscreen captions for the singalong parts. Download the lyrics as a pdf if you would like to see more than just the choruses: Folk Song Videos-Lyrics Package
The parts were recorded separately in various homes, and mixed together by Fern Vale.
This project was produced for the Caregiver Program, Glebe Centre Community Programming at Abbotsford House,. The Glebe Centre has graciously allowed the videos to be released on Maura Volante’s YouTube channel for your enjoyment.
Some of the videos of Maura Volante singing are on her channel on Youtube. Others were put up by others who recorded her performances.
For quite awhile, there were no new ones. But in the spring of 2020, Maura needed to feel connected with others in her musical community and started posting videos to facebook, made on her phone, with no fancy equipment or even a real microphone. These are not high quality, but clear enough to get a sense of the song.
Maura also participated in a couple of group projects during this time, in which musicians sent videos to a person who then mixed them into a piece. This, we all discovered during the quarantine, is the only way to make music together online.
Jonathan Werk put together a couple of dance music tunes to which Maura contributed here and here, and she also participated in a project Fred Letson set up a channel for singers to harmonize. Here is a link to Tom’s Gone to Hilo with harmony by Fern Vale and Fred Letson.
The Log Drive Café presented Maura & Fern Volante & Ranald Thurgood on the porch on September 19. The show went really well, with lots of folks joining, both on the lawn and online. If you missed it, the Youtube link is still active so you can catch the show anytime.
Below are some older links:
Work of the Weavers – the Log Drive Café
La Laine des Moutons – the Log Drive Café
The Ballad of Jim Whalen