Some of Chris Bracken’s earliest memories are of falling asleep to the sounds of a pub sing around her. A reluctant singer at first, she now raises her voice regularly from morris choruses to shape note conventions. She also organizes singing events including Youth Traditional Song Weekend, and participates in community conversations about racist and misogynist content in traditional songs. A morris dancer for over twenty years, Chris currently dances with the Marlboro Morris M in Western Mass. She is drawn to ritual dance that is powerful and graceful in equal measure. Between dance practices and singing weekends, Chris is a prisoners’ rights attorney.