Scottish folksinger Jean Redpath to perform at Bates May 7

Jean Redpath, recognized as the foremost interpreter and performer of Scottish folk music with more than 30 recordings to her credit, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at Olin Arts Center box office. Call 207 786-6135 for more information.

Redpath “possesses a mezzo-soprano that most classically trained art singers might envy. There is no one who interprets the Scottish tradition more beautifully or with more affection,” according to The New York Times. According to The Boston Globe, Redpath performs the “songs of Robert Burns with a tenderness and skill no living singer can match.”

Redpath is well known to millions of Americans as a radio personality through her appearances on Robert J. Lurtsema’s National Public Radio program, Morning Pro Musica, and Garrison Keillor’s Prarie Home Companion. Her more than two dozen recordings range in scope from the songs of Robert Burns to the 20th-century classic “Song of the Seals” and the country-western favorite “Sonny’s Dream.”

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