Author Archives: Rachel Wells Hall

About Rachel Wells Hall

Rachel grew up in a family of folk musicians. She first sang shape note music with her mother in the late 1980s in Cincinnati, Ohio, and returned to singing in Philadelphia in 2009. In addition to singing, Rachel plays English concertina, diatonic accordion, piano, fiddle, and tabla. She is an associate professor of mathematics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

NSV All-Day 2015 Recordings

NSV All-Day, June 7, 2015 Continue reading

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NSV All-Day 2016 Recordings

NSV All-Day Singing, June 5, 2016 Continue reading

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Baltimore-Washington All-Day 2016 Recordings

The Baltimore-Washington All-Day, October 1, 2016. Continue reading

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Potomac River Convention 2016 Recordings

Singing at the Potomac River Convention, The Grange, Great Falls, Virginia, April 3, 2016 Continue reading

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Lehigh Valley All-Day 2016 Recordings

Singing in Bethlehem PA December 3, 2016 Continue reading

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NSV All-Day 2017 Recordings

Minutes (fasola.org) Morning Afternoon

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Lehigh Valley All-Day 2017 Recordings

Minutes (fasola.org) Morning Afternoon

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Lehigh All-Day 2013 Recordings

Recordings from the Lehigh Valley All-Day Singing 2013 Continue reading

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Did Lucius Chapin write the Amazing Grace tune?

The melody sung to John Newton’s 1779 hymn “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound” is, without a doubt, America’s best-loved hymn tune. An 1828 manuscript by Lucius Chapin (1760-1842), who was famous in his day as a hymn tune writer, raises the possibility that Lucius was its composer. Continue reading

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Lehigh Valley All-Day 2014 Recordings

Morning Afternoon

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