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Annie Patterson & Peter Blood developed and edited Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook, published by Sing Out Publications in 1988 and their sequel second songbook Rise Again published by Hal Leonard in 2015. They have led hundreds of singalong concerts and workshops across North America, New Zealand and the UK.
Patterson is an accomplished folk performer, recording artist and jazz vocalist. She was the art director of Rise Up Singing and was producer and primary vocalist for the Rise Up Singing Teaching Discs. Patterson is a member of the swing band Girls from Mars and performs regularly with The O-Tones and at folk venues in the US and abroad.
Blood was publications director of Sing Out (the nonprofit that publishes Sing Out! Magazine) from 1988 to 1993. He edited Pete Seeger’s autobiography, Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir. Seeger was actively involved in working both on Rise Up Singing and Rise Again.
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