Deborah flanders


19th Annual Folk Concert


Songs of Salty Seas,

Romance & Revolution

featuring guest artists

Anna & Elizabeth

Sunday, July 23, 2017

4:00 p.m.

Old West Church in

Calais, Vermont

Admission: $15

The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worlds — between their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia -- between deep study of mountain ballads with old masters and explorations into the avant garde — between music, performance, and visual art.

Six years deep into their work together, they have spent the past year visiting traditional music archives in their home states of Vermont and Virginia, working that raw material at residencies, and are in the midst of a new cycle of work together, including a third studio album; a multimedia stage show incorporating movement, illustration, storytelling and music; a pair of dance films; and a series of quilted illustrations called “crankies."

Singer Deb Flanders, multi-instrumentalist folk musicians Pete Sutherland, and Oliver Scanlon, cellist John Dunlop and violinist Laura Markowitz with join them in a memorable afternoon of music making.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.

Now in its 19th year, The Calais Concert has been organized by singer Deb Flanders in honor of her great-aunt Helen Hartness Flanders, one of the pioneers of folk music history in the United States. Helen Hartness Flanders, a native of Vermont, was an internationally recognized ballad collector and authority on folk music found in New England and in the British Isles. Today, 4,500 of her field recordings are housed at the Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College. This collection is consulted frequently by folklorists and musicians locally, nationally, and internationally.


A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Folklife Center.  For more info: Call 802-233-1015

Vermont Folklife Center

Pete Sutherland and

Oliver Scanlon

Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle

Deb Flanders