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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 2018 note to you from Rosalee:

Happy 2018!
This year my focus is on connecting and authenticity. My work blending women's history, music and performance arts is so humbling and enriching. It is a great equalizer. Gifts of true stories flow from our past to illuminate our present and offer wisdom to help create our future. Through my own musical gifts, I create a medium of beauty which carries our elders' stories on the "wings of song", much like our oral traditions.

I offer musical variety and each presentation is different. I regularly present: my internationally acclaimed musicale: LIVING TITANIC; HERitage in Story and Song; A Homemade Christmas, as well as other seasonal and custom concerts. 

Whether solo or with my multi-instrumentalist partner, Conrad Kipping, you'll experience: 

~ Genuine Canadian content
~ Intelligent, Energetic & Fun Entertainment
~ Masterful Stories, Songs and sing-alongs
~ Connecting & Inspiring audiences of all ages

In 2017, I was honoured to receive the title of "Heritage Ambassador" of the Helen Creighton Folklore Society.
For Canada 150, the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario invited me to create one of my "song portraits" of our great Canadian literary giant L.M. Montgomery. I am very humbled to share that my Canada 150 song-cycle project: "Rosalee Sings Maud", has been officially endorsed by the Heirs of L.M.Montgomery, Inc.

So thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll "click" on in for more. If you have a story or would like to learn more about my work, I'd love to hear from you. (info at rosalee dot ca)
To familiar friends, I am so grateful for your support through the years. To new friends, I am delighted you're here!

Come on in!


Who am I?
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.



  Nova Scotian, Rosalee Peppard and her effervescent art are truly unique: A musical women's historian, Rosalee collects and transcribes an authentic living echo of the voices of 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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