BEHIND THE SCENES WITH
MARY LEE PARTINGTON SONG & STORY

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 performs as part of American folk music duo Partington & Sweeney or in ensemble with All-Ireland fiddler Sheila Falls & All-Ireland piper Torrin Ryan.

 

Further projects include the Irish dance-driven ensemble Roscommon Soles with longtime performance partner NEA National Heritage Fellow Kevin Doyle (Irish step dance & American tap), and Molly's Adventure, a project devoted to performing arts for living history events. 

 

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!

 

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! 

 

A Story In Words & Music:

 

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, Roscommon Soles, Molly's Adventure.

  • 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). New Release November 1, 2020: Commonplaces with Partington & Sweeney. 

  • 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.

  • Multiple Years Winner "Best Vocalist" and "Best" in Folk, Celtic, or World Music Categories (ensemble). The Providence Phoenix, Motif; Telly Award composer/performermusic from NPS series Along the Blackstone.

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

  • Rhode Island Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival~Director.

  • Pawtucket Arts Festival~Artistic Director.

  • Recent Boards of Directors: RI Council for the Humanities (Chair); New Urban Arts (Chair).

MARY LEE PARTINGTON

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

401-258-9986

 

401-258-9986

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

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