The Musical Art Society of Branford presents Debra Cowan on March 7 at 7:30 at the Blackstone Library auditorium, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT. This is a FREE concert and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:00 and the room only holds 130, so get there early and don't miss the chance to hear this fabulous singer up close in the wonderfully acoustic Blackstone.
The Musical Art Society of Branford is a non-profit cultural arts group founded in 1920 by a group of local music teachers. New members are always welcome! Dues are $20 per year for an individual or $30 for a household, and new members can join at any concert or by contacting a member. The mission of the group is to promote and support excellence in music in the community, especially for folks who might not otherwise get the opportunity to hear these artists. They occasionally meet in private homes for concerts and musicales, but most often present diverse artists in public spaces such as the Blackstone Library and various churches and concert halls in town.
The group gives a music scholarship each year to a graduating high school senior planning to study music at the college level, funded by members’ dues, donations, and an annual scholarship fundraiser concert. In addition to the scholarship, MAS sponsors several free concerts each year which are open to the public, presenting music of many genres. Past years have included jazz, classical, bluegrass, choral, folk, Celtic, opera, Broadway, et al.
Debra Cowan is a busy and much-loved singer in this country as well as the UK. Let’s give her a big welcome to Branford and show how much we appreciate folk music among the many other music genres!
March 7, 2014 (Friday) at 7:30
Debra Cowan, folk singer
Blackstone Library Auditorium
758 Main Street, Branford
FREEWith a voice that blends Celtic and Appalachian styles, Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk songs. Based in Massachusetts, Debra tours extensively in North America and the United Kingdom. Her performances give listeners old and new story-songs reflecting the human experiences, comedic short ditties all the while encouraging the audience to join in on choruses and refrains. Debra’s performances impress listeners with her clarity, warmth, agility, and respect for the words and melodies she offers.