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Rosalee Peppard
Canadian Women's Musical Oral Historian

Powerful & Passionate Performer of

Song Portraits

“Peppard’s music is steeped in the sea. 

She is bringing the rich Maritime past to LIFE in song.” 

Toronto Star

A 2016 note to you from Rosalee:

Welcome to my website. I'm so happy you stopped by and hope you'll "click" on in. For old friends, I am so grateful for your support through the years. To new friends, I am delighted you're here!

This year my motto is "Own It!". 
1. I am a singer. My voice is strong yet delicate and I have been trained to use the whole thing. I sing in different styles: I love roots, I also love blues, jazz and opera and sing them all. My voice is unique and I own it.
2. I am a poet. I started lisping life in poems at age 3. I love to distill life into potent poetry. I love to taste words and phrases, to say and sing them until they quicken in others ears and imaginations. My poetry is powerful and I own it.
3. I am a composer of music. Along with life's lyrics come its tunes. I hear music in words and phrases. Melodies leak from life as readily as tears of joy or sorrow. My music is singable, both serious and silly. My music is beautiful and I own it.
4. I am a storyteller: a musical women's oral historian. Since 1999 I have been honoured to listen to our elder women, record and research their stories, write them in song and perform them for international audiences. I am passionate about imparting women's stories. They are the foundation of how our societies work. They are the largest majority of unsung heroes. They are the Grand Mothers of our country. I am passionate about our women's oral history and I own it.

This year I encourage you to own your passion. What ever it is, what ever your talent or "have to" is, I encourage you to do it. You are the gift. Give it. Own it. 
xo R

Who is Rosalee?


  Nova Scotian, Rosalee Peppard and her effervescent art are truly unique: A maritime musical oral Herstorian, Rosalee collects and transcribes an authentic living echo of the voices of maritime-Canadian women she interviews and researches. She crafts their stories into "Song Portraits", and shares them powerfully in her “Hauntingly beautiful live performance”.  

Inspirational, Educational, Motivational

Through a variety of musical voices - from Folk to Blues to Opera - themes of Love, Literacy, Triumph over loss and shame, Heritage and humour, all soar on Rosalee’s shimmering voice, self-accompanied on guitars and dulcimers. Rosalee connects listeners with our poignant, "living" past. She colours each show with her exciting interpretations of traditional and popular songs we all know and love, and polishes each concert with the light of laughter and fun.

Rosalee loves to share the secret of these voices and has great joy in teaching the history, literary and music composition, in her concerts, or her speaking/singing presentations, as well as vocal and writing workshops.


Welcome to Rosalee Peppard's website. We add new things regularly. We'll love to hear your feedback and suggestions. Thank you for visiting and listening

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