Author Archives: Mairye Bates

About Mairye Bates

Mairye Bates heard a radio story about Sacred Harp, and immediately fell in love with the harmonies and power. She's been singing alto with San Diego FaSoLa, across the country, and beyond, ever since. Her latest venture is a website with maps and reviews of cruise ship ports for walkers and runners.

Sacred Harp’s (All-)California Dreaming

On the weekend of January 16–17, 2016, an enthusiastic crowd of singers gathered in Poway, California, for the 28th All-California Sacred Harp Singing Convention. Poway, known as the “City in the Country,” is centrally located in San Diego County. The … Continue reading

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