Author Archives: Ellen Lueck

About Ellen Lueck

Ellen Lueck is a Sacred Harp singer currently living in Connecticut. She frequently travels to singings across the United States and Europe. Ellen is pursuing graduate research in ethnomusicology on Sacred Harp singing’s impact abroad.

The Old World Seeks the Old Paths: Observing Our Transnationally Expanding Singing Community

In 1982, Alan Lomax, the controversial ethnomusicologist and folklorist, predicted that thousands of Americans would be singing from The Sacred Harp across the country in the following years. He cited Sacred Harp singing’s rich sound, democratic ideals, and generous community … Continue reading

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