Jacqueline makes an audience of strangers feel like old friends. She
merges the atmosphere of an old-fashioned intimate evening in the
parlor with a modern evening in a folk club. She shares both meditative
and lively pieces, well-known and lesser-known ones. Her informal
remarks paint a picture of the era and make the music accessible.
Twain's America presents Jacqueline's arrangements of parlor and
traditional music from Twain's era, including Stephen Foster and Civil
War songs, vintage dances, hymns and spirituals, and ragtime. It can
also stretch to Colonial era tunes, tango and Billie Holiday bluesy
Came an Angel, a pianissimo, reflective take on the holiday season,
features vintage American carols, Appalachian carols and South Carolina
sea island spirituals. It can also include Hanukkah music.
also performs flights of fancy on Jane Austen era and other English
dance tunes, Scottish traditional music and pieces from her PBS soundtracks.
She also performs with Scottish fiddler Laura Risk, Bare Necessities
and other singers and instrumentalists.
England presenters may apply for grants from New England Foundation
for the Arts for half of Jacqueline's fee. See www.massculturalcouncil.org/rosters
and then see "Mass Touring Roster," then "music,"
then "recital" for Jacqueline's listing.
Organizational Meetings, Weddings:
Jacqueline can set a festive or reflective mood with English, Scottish
and Irish traditional music, vintage American, ragtime, Latin waltzes
and tangos, light classical, 30's and 40's standards and Broadway
tunes. Past events include Fortune 500's Forum, MIT's Sloan School
and the Victorian Society of Boston.
Jacqueline accompanies English or Scottish country, tango, vintage
and contra dancing as a solo or ensemble musician. She leads English
country dance workshops (including Jane Austen era) for beginners
and experienced dancers and community dancing for weddings and other
is also available to play for worship services and to present concerts
and lectures as part of residencies.