Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings

January 2018


  • Anne Louise White will join Jan. 6 Song & Story Swap

Anne Louise White will join Jan. 6 Song & Story Swap

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, January 6, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).

The evening's featured performer will be multi-faceted Anne Louise White.

Anne Louise White will join Jan. 6 Song & Story Swap in AmherstAnne Louise White has been a dynamic presence in the music world as a performer, composer and teacher for the past thirty-five years.  Before settling down to raise a family and teach music in the Massachusetts public schools, Anne Louise was a singer/songwriter in the D.C. folk scene. She also performed and recorded as a member of the band, Trapezoid, and inthe vocal trio, Sanders, Kass & White. An avid harmony singer, Anne has recorded background vocals on albums by John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers, Grace Griffith, Si Kahn and Bob Blue.

Anne Louise is a passionate advocate for teaching through the arts. She taught music for eighteen years at the Fort River Elementary School in Amherst, has led music instruction at a Camp Taconic retreat for children in foster care and in 2010 was invited to lead choral singing with cancer patients at “Camp Make a Dream” in Missoula, Montana.  She founded the Leverett Community Chorus in 2002, and is its current director. The chorus has had the opportunity to host the Alaskan Children’s Choir, Canada’s Folk trio, Finest Kind, and Scottish folk artist, Alan Reid.

The theme this month is Hope. The opening round theme is hope

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center (  Visit the Folklore Society website at

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested).  People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story.  Listeners are welcome.

For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit

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