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There is an abundance of songs that describe the many different and
diverse roles that women have played in Maritime songs and stories.
Sirens and supernatural women, the wives left behind, and women
disguised as men are among the themes explored in this program. Debra
also discusses these roles and sings examples of contemporary and
traditional sea-songs in which women are featured as the main
characters. Debra emphasizes that women can overcome adversity and in
some of these songs and stories, take charge and win the day.
Best described as "a singer and interpreter of great songs old and new," Debra Cowan left a career in education to pursue a full-time career in folk music. When Debra isn’t touring internationally (sometimes with John Roberts) or busy with her activities as American Federation of Musicians Local 1000 Vice-President (USA), she makes her home near Worcester, Massachusetts with her husband and their two cats, Hazel ‘n Herman.
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