BeatleFest 2019!

Ancestra is excited to perform as part of BeatleFest this Labor Day in Spring Green, Wisconsin!

Catch us covering our Fav Fab 4:
Sunday, September 2, 12:35-12:55 pm

BeatleFest 2019
11 am – 6:30 pm
Spring Green General Store
137 South Albany St
Spring Green, Wisconsin, 53588-8802
Special Festival Menu Available
Beer and Cider Farm cider on tap in back yard

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Three Hearts, One Dream: CD Release!

We have two CD Release parties for you to attend. Hope to see you at one of them!


  • Saturday, February 6, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Chocolaterian Cafe
    2004 Atwood Ave
    Madison WI 53704
  • Friday, February 19, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Home of Sherrie and Jay Mullins
    2401 Arboretum Dr
    Madison WI 53713
    (parking on side streets allowed)

You say you live too far away and can’t attend? Please consider purchasing our CD through CD Baby:

Thank you to Phil Ryan of Audio Architect for his recording prowess.

CD Cover by Geri Schrab of Rock Art in Watercolors, LLC

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Ancestra Singing into 2015

Join us THIS Sunday and in other upcoming gigs:

  • February 22, 8:30 am and 10:30 am Special Music, Unity of Madison

For May…

  • May Day: (May 1), Spring Splash of Poetry, Music and Dance! Mystery to Me Bookstore (look for many artists from the famed Love and Lust event of lore).

For August…

  • August 16 (Sunday), Monona Farmer’s Market, Ahuska Park, 600 E Broadway
    9:30 am to noon

We’re finishing up in the recording studio with Phil Ryan, Audio Architect, putting final touches on our second album.

Photo copyright: S.K.I. Photography

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Singing Fresh!

2013AncestraFarmerMarketWe’re coming back to the Monona Farmer’s Market, THIS SUNDAY! Yes, that’s:

June 8
9 am to 12:30 pm
Ahuska Park
400 E Broadway

Catch us singing every song we know…and the ‘Husbands’ (Joe and Merle) will jam on their acoustic guitars in between sets.

Free! to watch us…and we appreciate tips

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Ancestra in 2014 (first half)

In case you missed us:Vegetables

  • February 7, annual Love and Lust Poetry and Music at A Room of One’s Own
  • February 9, Unity of Madison

You can catch us in the next couple of weeks:

  • May 20, MG&E Shareholders Annual Meeting, Marriott-Madison West (open to MG&E shareholders ;-))
  • June 8 (Sunday), Monona Farmer’s Market, Ahuska Park, 600 E Broadway
    9am to 12:30 pm

We’re also back in the recording studio with Phil Ryan, Audio Architect, putting together our second album.

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All Music Sunday at Unity: December 22

Candle SpiralCome listen to Ancestra for All Music Sunday at Unity of Madison. This service features a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists, each singing or playing their choice Carol for the Season.

Unity of Madison All Music Sunday
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Place: Unity of Madison, 601 Tompkins Dr, Madison (Monona), Wisconsin
Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Ancestra is…
Lauranne Bailey
Carol Harm
Kathryn Ripp

Other musical configurations that can be heard at Unity:
Lauranne Bailey with her husband, Merle
Carol Harm with her other a cappella group, Unichicks
Kathryn Ripp with her husband, Joe Dieter
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Ancestra Performs at Hoardfest

It’s that time of year…for the annual Hoardfest celebration at Demetral Park Shelter (off of Pennsylvania Ave by Oscar Mayer). Ancestra will join other seasoned and newer bands. See you there. We see that NO rain is predicted for Saturday. We’re on around 5 pm.

If you’re on Facebook, here’s the event invitation: Shot 2013-07-17 at 4.10 PM

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Caroling in the Cave 2012

 Cave of the Mounds Pool

Cave of the Mounds Pool

We’re pleased to be singing at Cave of the Mounds again this holiday season. Come and listen to Ancestra sing some of their favorite choral arrangements for Christmas Carols, and join us in singing along for at least four of those songs!

November 30, 7 pm…Cave of the Mounds National Landmark.

Adult tickets

Tickets for children 2-12

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Simply Folk: Wisconsin Public Radio

Simply Folk

Simply Folk logo

Many thanks to our fan(s) who asked Public Radio to play our music. Stephanie Elkins, Simply Folk‘s host, requested our CD to play a song (or more?) on Sunday, October 14…so listen up…5-8 pm Central.

It’s on WPR Ideas Network:
97 AM
107.9 FM
stream online

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Harvesting the Songs

We are pleased to be performing at Monona’s Farmer’s Market on Sunday, September 23 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Ahuska Park.

Stop on by for a pleasant stroll through the harvest of our beautiful sun in foods to enjoy with friends and family. Enjoy our singing, too!

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