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JOURNEY

WITH
MARY LEE PARTINGTON SONG & STORY

JOURNEY

WITH
MARY LEE PARTINGTON SONG & STORY

  • Known for a powerful voice and performance presence, this singer is writing her next chapter on stage and in the recording studio, with original songs, American folk-popular songbook, & traditional music in mind.

  • Available for festival, concert, coffeehouse, and digital media performances, as well as other programing.

  • Have songs--will travel! 

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH
MARY LEE PARTINGTON SONG & STORY

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Mary Lee Partington is an award-winning New England-based singer, writer, and event-maker, available for festival, concert, and special event/occasion performances. She is artistic director, writer, and performer with Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles and performs as part of American folk music duo Partington & Sweeney.

Partington's repertoire ranges from traditional, historic, or contemporary vocal material to original songs brewed from regional stories. Her music, performance, and available programs are woven from a life singing, teaching, and serving community through the arts and humanities. Additionally, Partington is available to sing with an accompanist for ceremonial and public events where an old favorite song or anthem honors special occasions, from lullabies to love songs!

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Performer, writer, teacher, event maker...Mary Lee Partington is recognized as a dynamic spirit who embraces the opportunity to travel from page to stage with an award-winning voice, an ear for memorable melody, and a heart for stories best told at the crossroads of tradition, music, song and dance.  

  • Performs with and writes for Partington & Sweeney and Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles.

  • Lead vocalist & singer-songwriter for former New England-based Celtic music ensemble Pendragon (Boston Music Awards nominees).

  • Recordings: Pendragon, The Working River, At the Crossroads, Passage to New England, Beyond BordersArtistic License, Still Standing. Songs of Jack Hardy, Volume One: Of the White Goddess (various artists). Along the Blackstone (National Park Service cable television series). Commonplaces with Partington & Sweeney (2020 CD). 

  • Selected Performances: PVD Fest, American Folk Life Center, Newport Folk Festival, Newport Waterfront Irish Festival, BRT Solstice Festival, New World Festival, Amber Valley Festival (UK), Yale British Art Museum, RI Historical Society Concert Series, North Carolina Folk Festival 2023.

  • Multiple Years Winner "Best Vocalist" and "Best" in Folk, Celtic, or World Music Categories (ensemble). The Providence Phoenix, Motif; Telly Award composer/performer of music from NPS series Along the Blackstone; John H. Chafee Heritage Award 2022. 

  • Founding Artistic Director/Program Creator~The Blackstone River Theatre & Heritage Arts Studio.

  • Rhode Island Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival~Director.

  • Pawtucket Arts Festival~Artistic Director.

  • Past Boards of Directors: Blackstone River Theatre (Chair); RI Council for the Humanities (Chair); New Urban Arts (Chair).

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MARY LEE PARTINGTON

30 Cutler Street, Studio 219A, Warren, RI 02885

401-258-9986

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