Partington & Sweeney - Commonplaces
  • Manchester Mule Skinner
  • Times Are Getting Hard, Boys
  • Young But Daily A Growing
  • Deer Island
  • New England's Daughter
  • Like Bread Upon The Water
  • So Here's To You

Partington & Sweeney Release Commonplaces November 1, 2020
Partington & Sweeney
Mary Lee Partington & Ed Sweeney

Rhode Island acoustic duo Partington & Sweeney release their debut album Commonplaces on November 1, 2020.

Commonplaces tells stories of migrants, farmers, and factory workers to and in 19th century America, where self-educated mill girls earn their own keep and an orphan endures to tell her tale.

These songs and tunes stand on common ground where old ballads have taken root and where the future will send folks ever further westward into the dusty testing ground of the 1930s and beyond.

This CD is inspired by the centuries-old practice of commonplacing or recording wisdom and ideas for later recollection in notebooks that bear the name “commonplaces.”

Mary Lee Partington on Vocals
Ed Sweeney on 6 String Guitar and 5 String Banjo
with Guest Artists
Sheila Falls on Fiddle and Torrin Ryan on Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistle


Mary Lee Partington was the voice, songwriter, and tunesmith for the internationally acclaimed New England-based group Pendragon for more than 25 years. In addition, Mary Lee's award-winning music was featured in the National Park Service series Along the Blackstone.

Ed Sweeney is a solo musician who performs nationally and internationally. His music has been heard on television soundtracks, Ken Burns’ Not For Ourselves Alone, and even as background music in Disneyland Paris. Ed’s recordings, which have earned top reviews, have been featured on NPR and other radio networks.

Radio Promotion Contact:
Larry Ahearn (610) 574-6276 / - USA
Michelle Fortier (519) 300-5954 / - Canada

  • Members:
    Mary Lee Partington & Ed Sweeney
  • Sounds Like:
    Karla Bonoff, Loreena MnKennitt, Vera Lynn
  • Influences:
    Karla Bonoff, Loreena MnKennitt, Vera Lynn
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