Ports and harbors are places where culture and ideas are exchanged. From Norwegian sea spells to Irish sean-nós songs, Headlands Community Folk Ensemble is a women’s vocal arts project exploring song traditions from Iceland, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Baltics, Scandinavia, and the Caucasus. Following ancient trade routes over land and sea, we will also explore the folklore, history, and ethnographic context of each song while simultaneously honing our ensemble skills: blending, vocal placement and quality, pitch, pronunciation, and various vocal techniques unique to each tradition. Kristine Barrett directs the ensemble. DETAILS • DATES: 6 Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm; February 25th - March 31st. • LOCATION: Sausalito Houseboats in Marin; address disclosed upon registration. • COST: $120 low-income; $140 - $160 regular sliding scale. Though participation in the choir is by audition or invitation only, previous singing experience is not necessary. Persons interested in auditioning should send a simple, raw a cappella audio (mp3) or video recording (online links) of one-two vocal pieces showcasing the singer's ability. Send inquiries and/or audition materials here. Space is limited to fourteen singers.