Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 at 8 p.m., live-streaming on YouTube

Classically trained violinist and singer-songwriter Gaelynn Lea presents an evening of original songs and fiddle tunes. She will also speak briefly about her life as a touring artist, her new initiatives for disability inclusion in the performing arts, and what she has learned along the way. The event will be presented virtually and streamed live in the Recital Salon, offering multiple ways to access and enjoy the evening with us. Live captions will be provided.

Since winning NPR's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016 with the haunting "Someday We'll Linger in the Sun," Gaelynn Lea has toured nationally and internationally. Her albums include "All the Roads that Lead Us Home" (2015), "Learning How to Stay" (2018), and "The Living Room Sessions: Gaelynn Lea Live" (2020). Gaelynn Lea is an internationally-recognized speaker on disability rights, accessibility in the arts, finding inner freedom, and living an enriching life; her speaking resume includes PBS NewsHour, BBC World News, the Moth Radio Hour, and two popular TEDx Talks. For a sample of Gaelynn Lea's music, disability advocacy, and more, please check out her website at

This recital has been made possible  by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Read more: Violinist, songwriter, and disability rights advocate Gaelynn Lea to perform a hybrid concert for Virginia Tech

We are grateful to Main Street Inn and the Inn at Virginia Tech, the Hotel Sponsors for the Music on Mondays and Visiting Artist Series in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech.

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