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Welcome Acoustic Music Lovers,

Singing Oak House Concerts Presents

Songwriters in the Round

Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30

Singing Oak House Concerts is thrilled to host the third annual “Songwriters in the Round” concert which features organizer David Roth, Sloan Wainwright, Alastair Moock, and Glen Roethel for an intimate in-the-round concert. Anything can happen as these seasoned, nationally touring artists take turns in a one-of-a-kind musical conversation.

CCSR director, David Roth started the annual Cape Cod Songwriting Retreats in 2014 in order to create a safe and supportive environment for people in all walks of life and all levels of experience to reconnect with their creativity. His own music strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for three decades.

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David’s songs (“Rising in Love”, “Earth”, “Manuel Garcia”, “May the Light of Love”, “Nine Gold Medals”, “Spacesuits”, “Rocket Science”, “I Stand for Love”, “That Kind of Grace”, and others) have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary and Kingston Trio CDs, NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis’s, the classic folk song books “Rise Up Singing” and “Rise Again” (sequel), and 15 CDs on the Wind River and Stockfisch (Germany) labels.

David Roth "Practice Makes Progress"

Sloan Wainwright

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.

Sloan’s open spirit and first-hand experience is welcome –year after year– in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, SummerSongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW), Moab Folk Camp, Cape Cod Songwriting Retreat and emPower Music & Arts Totally Cool Song School.

Sloan will be accompanied by Glen Roethel, an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right and also performing solo in the round.

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With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CDs Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards.  In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.

Sloan Wainwright "At the Cooperage"

Alastair Moock started performing in 1995, moving from his home outside New York City to the folk haven of Boston, Massachusetts. After working his way up through the local coffeehouse and club circuit, he began touring the U.S. and Europe, eventually graduating to renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival and Norway’s Bergen Music Fest and opening for national acts like Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, and Greg Brown.

In 2007 he was nominated for a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year. The Boston Globe called him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post declared “every song a gem.”

Alastair Moock "Dream"

In 2013 alone Glen received honors for three songs in the 30th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC), Songwriters’ Association of Washington, DC. In 2014 he was a double Posi Award Nominee for his songs “Beautiful Now” and “Family,” both included in his newest CD, Unfolding.  Unfolding, “Together” was nominated for a Posi Award in 2015. His new single, “All Is Well,” (a co-write with Sue Riley and Richard Mekdeci) from his 2018 release, Go Out And Shine (emPower Music & Arts), was just nominated in the same category for the 14th annual Posi Awards in 2019. In 2020, Glen and his trio-mates/co-writers, Judy Kass and Amy Soucy were awarded Gold in the Open Category of the 36th Mid Atlantic Song Contest for their song “Too Much Crying” and in 2021, Us! received a Posi Award for their Green Earth category song, “We’ll Get There,” and UWWM appreciated Glen’s support of the New Thought music movement with a Grace Note Award.

Glen’s songs are featured in Unity songbooks; two co-writes are on the new More Than A Season holiday CD from emPower Music & Arts. He tours the country in Posi-Palooza concerts and holiday shows, and many more – delighting audiences with thoughtful songwriting, soaring vocals, infectious energy and accomplished acoustic (and electric) guitar playing – for more than 45 years. Whether benefiting schools, churches, and not-for-profits, crooning at intimate house concerts, bringing cheer to hospital bedsides or leading big after-event sing-along jams, no stone is left unturned by this energy-packed one-man band.

Glen Roethel "Secret Special Skill"

We hope that you will join us for this momentous event. As always, our house concerts are by invitation and all proceeds (suggested donation $20) go to the artists.

Please visit the website of David Roth at,

Sloan Wainwright at,

Alastair Moock at, and

Glen Roethel at, to learn more about these amazing performers.


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spacerUpcoming Artists

Joe Crookston returns with Grace Pettis and Robby Hecht on Monday, May 13, 2024

A frequent Singing Oak performer, Greg Tamblynwill perform at Unity in Hyannis on  Saturday, May 18, 2024. He'll also offer the Sunday 10:00 service on the 19th, and present a comedy workshop at Unity on Sunday afternoon

More great artists coming to
Singing Oak in 2024!

Suggested Donation $20


Please RSVP to
or call 508.237.2024

We’ll reply with confirmation, directions
and parking instructions

Potluck Gathering paused for now

Singing Oak House Concerts  is located in West Harwich at the home of Ralph Diamond and Gail McAleer. All concerts are non-commercial, private events. Admissions are collected as donations, 100% of which go to the performing artist.

This promises to be another amazing concert and rare opportunity to experience this amazing artist in a warm, Cape Cod setting. Thanks and we look forward to sharing the music together!

In peace and music,
Ralph and Gail
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Additional Information


Some of our house concerts fill up quickly so please RSVP early.

Singing Oak House Concerts is a venue for full time, traveling folk singerr-songwriters. Our concerts usually begin at 7:00 P.M. with a potluck appetizer/dessert social gathering starting at 6:30 which has been paused for now.

Most concerts are hosted either on Sunday or Monday evenings and our performers usually appear on Bob Weiser's "Old Songs' Home" radio show on WOMR on Monday morning. Check our website for more details.

A voluntary suggested donation of $20 per person to the musician(s) is requested. This is payable in cash or check, made payable to the performer, at the door. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Remember, 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers so if you RSVP and can't make it, please let us know so we can give your seat to someone else.

Most of the musicians we host have CDs and other merchandise available for sale during the break and after the house concert.

Please RSVP to
or call 508.237.2024

Please support independent musicians!