For this Singing Saturday's special event we are delighted to welcome the renowned performer, leader and composer Brendan Taaffe to Singing Saturdays. Steph and Phil will join Brendan for a day songs drawing from the 'American Vernacular' (gospel, bluegrass, Appalachian and shape note songs), my own compositions, and Zimbabwean makwayera songs. Brendan writes, "I love these songs for their compelling rhythms, evocative harmonies, and themes that speak to everyday life. They are songs that come from participatory, community-based traditions: songs that draw people together around the world.".