Tag Archives: Holly Near

Every movement needs music; you can write it

I’ve taught songwriting for years and when a group asked me to teach writing protest songs and sing alongs, I was on it.  In case you weren’t one of the people at that workshop, here are tips for writing your … Continue reading

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Preserving women’s culture of the eighties and nineties through Jo-Ed videos

I first met Pat Jones and Donna Eddins in 1990 at the Gulf Coast Women’s Music Festival in Mississippi. They were videotaping the event and would I give them permission to record my set? This was before everyone and their … Continue reading

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The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: Save the Last Dance for Me, part two

I’m not a fan of festival food but I do enjoy granola and yogurt for breakfast. My sweetie brought back enough on Tuesday for the whole week so we could have a leisurely breakfast at our camp each morning. Friday … Continue reading

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Clogging, harps and Holly F***ing Near – National Women’s Music Festival 2012

I headed to the airport in the quiet North Carolina morning, anticipation mounting because I was going to one of my favorite music festivals in the whole world, the National Women’s Music Festival. They were the first big festival to … Continue reading

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