Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly





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Every performance is surprisingly different and always entertaining, exciting and educational with the award-winning duo Atwater~Donnelly, who provide a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.

The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more.

Also not to be missed are Atwater~Donnelly Band shows where Aubrey and Elwood collaborate with musicians Cathy Clasper-Torch on violin, cello and piano, John & Heidi Cerrigione on upright bass and autoharp, and Irish step-dancer Kevin Doyle who, occasionally, is the principle dancer and dance director for Brian O'Donovan's Christmas Celtic Sojourn.

Another combination of these folks makes up the six-member old-time gospel band, Jerimoth Hill.

Based in Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for twenty-seven years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by one. They have produced seven books, thirteen recordings that receive international airplay, and were featured in a documentary by Uriah Donnelly.

Explore their web site; listen to their songs; watch some You-Tube flicks; look at photos ; read their poetry and musings; and enjoy!

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Atwater and Donnelly are in the performing directories
for the
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
and New England Foundation for the Arts.

2014 Motif Magazine Trophy
2014 Motif Magazine
2012 Motif Magazine
2011 Motif Magazine Folk Act of the Year

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A nice overview: Atwater-Donnelly/Jerimoth Hill
perform at the Rosegarden Coffeehouse in Mansfield, MA.




Celebrating 27 Years!
2015 Motif Magazine Trophy
2015 Motif Magazine Trophy

Aubrey and Elwood's performance and encore at the Big Muddy Folk Festival, Boonville, MO
April 10, 2015.



We have had the honor of being part of a remarkable book with a companion CD called Wayfaring Strangers, The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia, by Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr. Check it out!!!

“I’ve Been A Foreign Lander”
Aubrey & Elwood recorded
this song as part of a 2-CD
set called Dear Jean,
a tribute to Jean Ritchie.


A Place at the Table (2012)

Read Aubrey's interview
with the
John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC!

Aubrey and Elwood featured
in their new hometown
of Warren, RI

2011 Working River Award

Check out this video of
and Jerimoth Hill at the
Rose Garden Coffeehouse
from January 19, 2008!


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