Julia Friend sings pub songs, sea shanties, ballads, and more. She loves the power and vulnerability of the human voice. She performs here and there but is happiest swapping songs and blending harmonies in community. She co-authored CDSS’s folk singing starter kit, helped launch Youth Traditional Song Weekend, and cheers for singing in all its genres. She lives in Brattleboro VT, where she hums incessantly and plays melodeon for Morris dancing.