Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Mary Lee Partington

Mary Lee Partington’s interest in the arts is focused on the historic and contemporary cultural communities of the Blackstone River Valley and the music and traditional arts that serve at the core of a dynamic, creative, local and international legacy. Devoted to New England/Rhode Island music and arts traditions, this singer, storyteller, and writer is a founder of the Blackstone River Theatre & Heritage Arts Studio and former artistic director of the Pawtucket Arts Festival. When not performing and recording, Partington supports work in the arts and humanities sector as a consultant or board director. Her recordings are available on the Riverfolk label and edsweeneymusic.com. Partington's orginal music provides the background for the award-winning series Along the Blackstone, a production of the U.S. National Park Service available on YouTube. Mary Lee is available for concert, festival, and coffeehouse performances with her partners:  National Endowment for Arts National Heritage Fellow, Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle in their ensemble Roscommon Soles; pianist Larry Nichols; guitarist Ed Sweeney in their American folk music duo Partington & Sweeney. Her most recent recording is Partington & Sweeney's Commonplaces released in 2020. edsweeneymusic.com

Additional Links: 
Partington & Sweeney Music Video for "The Manchester Mule Spinner."
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Mary Lee
Job Title/Position: 
Performer/Event Maker
Physical Address: 
Studio 219A 30 Cutler Street
Warren, RI 02857
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Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - Literature
Theater - Storytelling
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General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
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