SPRING CONCERT 2014
Regent Theatre, Arlington
and the winner of our song writing competition,
Tickets are $12 at the Regent Box Office, 781-646-4849
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Alastair Moock is a Boston-based singer-songwriter who composes songs for both children and adults. The Family Folk Chorale is pleased to welcome him as our guest artist.
His album “Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids” was nominated in 2013 for a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album.
We will present six songs from the nominated album:
When I Get Bald, Take A little Walk With Me, Hard Travelin’, Take Care of Your Grownups, Walk On and This Little Light of Mine. The other songs come from his adult albums.
About “Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids”
In July of 2012, Alastair learned that one of his five-year-old twin daughters, Clio, had leukemia. Alastair and Clio sang and wrote together while she was in the hospital, and over the next year Alastair continued to write and collect songs. With the help of an amazing fundraising campaign, those songs came together in an album called Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World's Bravest Kids. Now Alastair is bringing that album — and live performances — to hospitals, clinics, and camps around the country. Read more here.
Elaine Mahon is the first place winner of the 2013 Family Folk Chorale Songwriting Competition. The winning song, “Rise Up Singing” will be arranged for chorus by Artistic Director Chris Eastburn and performed by Elaine and the Chorale.
We look forward forward to introducing Elaine Mahon’s “Rise Up Singing” to our Greater Boston audience, “ said artistic director Chris Eastburn. “She is a masterful storyteller. In this song, she uses the highs and lows she experiences in song-writing as a metaphor for the challenges we all face - finding inspiration, getting started, remaining true to ourselves. Combine that with a catchy tune, and I think this will be a song that we all leave the concert humming."
Elaine, a Florida native, holds a Ph.D in Astronomy. During graduate school, Mahon found herself turning her energy towards songwriting. By the completion of her post-doctoral appointment, Elaine made the decision to pursue a career in songwriting instead.
An active member of the North Florida folk music scene, Mahon is also founder and coordinator of both Gainesville’s Sandhill Stage, a premier acoustic venue that benefits local environmental non-profits, and Sandhill Songwriters’ Circle, a local songwriter support group. Active as a hiker, birder, canoeist, and gardener Mahon continues to reside in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband of 26 years, her teenaged son, five cats, and an axolotl.