Ali Dineen has been performing her original music and songs from the American folk tradition in New York and across the United States for the past several years, drawing upon music ranging from 1920s American jazz to Eastern European polyphony. Her lyrics are poetic and deeply personal, using narrative to draw connections between personal experience and larger histories. Audiences across the country have been captivated by her voice and lyrics. When not performing her original music, Ali also works with various projects including a collaboration with Feral Foster, The Everything Is Fine Theater Company and the Bread and Puppet Theater. She also teaches voice and vocal harmony at the Jalopy Theatre, and she is based in New York City.

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Caramoor American Roots Music Festival, 2018

Savannah Music Festival, with Moira Smiley, 2018

Brooklyn Folk Festival, with The Crimson Ragdolls, 2018

The Museum of Art and Design, with sculptor Julianne Swartz, 2017

American Folk Art Museum, solo,  2017

Brooklyn Folk Festival, with Fada, 2017

Washington Square Park Folk Festival, solo, 2017


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photo by Jake Ratner

photo by Jake Ratner

drawing by Alma Sheppard-Matsuo

drawing by Alma Sheppard-Matsuo