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December 2017


Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards 2018

The Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented each year during the annual International Folk Alliance Conference. The awards are presented to a living recipient, a memorial recipient, and an organization or recognized academic.

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November 2017


Robert De Cormier, Composer And Renowned Music Director, Dies At 95 



Robert De Cormier, a composer, musician and prolific arranger of choral music,passed away Tuesday at the age of 95.
For well over half a century, De Cormier’s presence in the world of classical and folk music has been felt, around the world and at home in Vermont. A graduate of Juilliard, De Cormier straddled classical and folk music, often bringing the two together in new and unexpected ways.

Early Life

De Cormier was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1922. According to De Cormier, his musical journey began at age seven:“I wanted a trombone but it was a little big for me and my parents finally got me a trumpet. I have no idea why,” he told VPR in a 2002 interview. “Music is that kind of thing which has the strange effect on people.”De Cormier stuck with the trumpet through high school, and by college, he knew he wanted to study music. He spent two years at Colby College in Maine, then two semesters at the University of New Mexico before joining the army and fighting in World War II.

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February 2017


Impeachable: A New Kind Of Protest Song

The Huffington Post

by Peter Yarrow, Contributer

'Impeachable' is a new twist on the kinds of songs that Peter, Paul and Mary were singing that helped mobilize Americans.

People have been wondering what folksinger/activists, some of them septuagenarians like Noel Paul Stookey and me, might be doing in the face of the current cataclysmic challenges to our democracy and our nation.

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September 2016


Everyone Knows Peter, Paul and Mary. But What About Bob?

Grace Notes


The world is full of who-knew jobs, jobs you did not know were jobs until you found out that somebody did them. Who knew that had a "recording secretary"?

That was the title suggested by Noel Paul Stookey — Paul to the world. The man who had the job wrote down the vocal lines that Mr. Stookey and Peter Yarrow and Mary Travers improvised in rehearsal so they would remember them. And no, Mr. Stookey did not have a pun in mind, suggesting "recording secretary" as a title for someone who listened in at, um, recording sessions, sometimes telling the engineer to squelch this note or boost that one. (click here for the rest of the story from the NY TIMES)





February 2016


International Advocate for Peace Award 2015
The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution proudly announces that it will honor folk-trio Peter, Paul and Mary (Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers (postumously)) as the 2015 recipient of the International Advocate for Peace award. The event will take place at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on February 22nd at 7pm

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December 2, 2014


By Pamela Sosnowski

In recent years, the music world has acknowledged  the 50th anniversaries of some big groups - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and the Beach Boys, just to name a few.

Now, it’s Peter, Paul and Mary’s turn to celebrate that milestone...

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November 19, 2014

Peter & Noel Paul join Tavis Smiley on late night PBS
Show to air on November 18th.

Watch the interview - click here



November 14, 2014

from The Washington Post
By Roger Catlin November 14 at 10:08 AM

Even now, Peter, Paul and Mary can’t be stopped.

During the early ’60s folk boom, their entwined harmonies seemed to be a part of every progressive rally, and since then, they have gained new generations of fans through numerous tours and PBS specials.

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November 13, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to this Never-Before-Heard Peter, Paul and Mary Track

Elmore Magazine  

Click Here to read the story and listen to 'Give Yourself To Love


November 12, 2014


Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Noel Paul and Peter on "Good Day LA"


November 9, 2014


Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary to promote trio's new book at 
Doylestown Bookshop

The Intelligencer

There’s an easy and expected camaraderie between Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey as they share a conference call to promote their new book "Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life."

The folk legends interrupt each other to acknowledge the insightfulness of an observation one has made or to tag-team the telling of a story. Often, there is simply laughter, a cackle or a gust that blares across the phone lines and threatens, more than once, to derail relevant thought. And when Stookey has to go, announcing he is jumping off the line, the two pause for a flurry of goodbyes interjected with "I love you."

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November 7, 2014

NATIONAL TV book segment for 
PETER, PAUL & MARY: Fifty Years in Music and Life
on MSNBC-TV's "Morning Joe"



Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of folk trio
 Peter, Paul and Mary sing "Blowin' in the Wind"
on WSJ Live







October 30, 2014


Touching hearts, opening minds

By Robert Price

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey still perform together from time to time. And the longtime folksingers and activists agree -- when they sing, they still hear Mary Travers' voice singing along.

So it should come as no surprise that Peter, Paul and Mary's new book, "Fifty Years in Music and Life," is also rich throughout with the voice of Mary Travers.

 .... Click here to read the rest of the article




October 2014


Coming November 4th, 2014

50 Years in Music and Life

 By Peter Yarrow, Noel (Paul) Stookey, and Mary Travers
Introduction by John F. Kerry, US Secretary of State

Finally . . . here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, with stirring images that follow their passionate fifty-year journey to the center of America's heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world's top photographers, show them at their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women. Follow the trio as they lead America to discover the passionate soul of folk music. Join the struggle for racial equality, social justice, and freedom in this memorable journey, from the historic 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr., to the trio's appearance before half a million people in 1969 to end the Vietnam War, to their singing at the Hollywood Bowl for Survival Sunday in 1978, helping to launch the antinuke movement, the world's first international environmental movement.

 .... Click here for the rest of the information.


Available from Barnes and Noble: click here!
or the bookseller of your choice 



January 2014



Mary Travers: A Woman's Words

"The autobiography of Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul & Mary, will be released this January, four years after her death. Travers’ dynamic personality comes through in the compilation of her newspaper articles, essays, speeches and stage monologues written over the last 25 years of her life."  

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"Activist and folk singer Mary Travers didn’t want to do a “tell-all” book. Instead, her about-to-be released autobiography reminds readers it’s important to speak up." 

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August 2013


Peter & Noel Paul are joined by Travon Martin's parents and Mark Barden of Newton, CT 
at the Lincoln Memorial for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

January 2012


PBS has renewed the 25th Anniversary Special! Your local PBS Station may decide to air it in the March 2012 pledge period. Keep your eye on your local listings.



December 2010

Peter and Noel Paul join host Robin Roberts on Good Morning America
for a video of this event - click here



Peter and Noel Paul at The Barnes & Noble book event 




November 3, 2010


Peter & Noel Paul join Tavis Smiley on late night PBS




September 26, 2009


On September 23rd, Peter and Noel Paul  closed out the "Feel Free" concert at Central Park 
(Part of National Parks Week NYC) with a tribute to Mary 
 photo by Maddy Miller

more pictures 




August 25, 2009

At the August 22, 2009 Show at Wolf Trap, Peter and Paul Celebrate Mary and 5 Decades of Friendship,
Peter read the above letter that President Obama had sent to Mary.




January 20, 2009


Peter, Paul and the Pelosi's

Noel Paul and Peter chat with Nancy Pelosi, her husband and daughter 
at the Hero's Red, White and Blue Inaugural Ball where they performed 
If I Had A Hammer, Blowin' In The Wind & This Land is Your Land



August 2008

Peter, Paul & Mary join Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash in 
asking for your help in creating a world free of nuclear weapons.


Dear Friends,

Nuclear war is a threat to the survival of humanity.

But we can make a difference if we act now.

Join us in sending a message to the next occupant of the White House.

We want a change of priorities in Washington.

We believe it's time for US Leadership for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is gathering the support of one million people to present to the new President on Inauguration Day 2009.

Will You Take a Few Seconds and Join Us?

Since the '70s, we've been advocating and volunteering our time and music to make the planet a safer, healthier, cleaner place to live.
Right now we face the most immediate catastrophic threat ever known.

Nuclear weapons could destroy the Earth for future generations. The time has come to act.

It only takes a few seconds to help make the world a safer place.

Click here to sign on for a world free of nuclear weapons and the American leadership necessary to make it possible.

It's a question of will.

Never say die. Never say nuclear.


Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne & Graham Nash



October 2007





May 2007


Portland ME
WCSH Portland, Channel 6

 An interview with Peter, Paul and Mary

  Part 1

  Part 2



July 2006

Noel Paul Stookey, John Mayer, Mary Travers,  Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Yarrow 

Peter, Paul & Mary to be honored

Trio to receive Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK - Peter, Paul & Mary didn’t just have hits — they gave voice to a social movement and sang some of the most iconic tunes in pop history, including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”

continued at... Peter, Paul & Mary to be honored - MUSIC -

photo credit: M Hertzberg


May 2006


On October 5th, 2006, Peter, Paul and Mary will join George and Eleanor McGovern for an evening of reminiscing and music to celebrate the dedication of the George and Eleanor McGovern Library and Center for Public Service and Leadership.


For more information please visit the
 Fall Tour page



December 2005



           —NOW MORE THAN EVER


                    A Tribute to Harold Leventhal

Nearly two decades after WASN’T THAT A TIME (1981) documented the legendary folk group The Weavers, in what many thought was their last reunion, The Weavers are back - now well into their 70s and 80s, yet as outspoken as ever. Jim Brown’s ISN’T THIS A TIME features many of folk music's leading lights, while honoring an unsung American hero: music impresario Harold Leventhal.  The film captures a magical evening of a family of artists who were never stymied by hardship, censorship or even generation gaps, bringing an intoxicating, heart-stirring brew of American history, political chronicles and powerful music. Certainly no one could have foreseen Pete Seeger, Fred Hellerman, Ronnie Gilbert and Erik Darling getting together again in 2003 joined by Peter, Paul and Mary, Theodore Bikel, Leon Bibb, Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger. Then again, no one could have foreseen the incredible shifts and rifts in American society that have once again sparked The Weavers' irrepressible spirit of speaking out through music.  

December 9th
Limited Engagement, MUST END SOON!


For more information


Updates on Mary

December 9, 2005

Carnegie Hall
A Holiday Celebration with the New York Choral Society

more photos by Robert Corwin


November  2005

'We're a song that must be sung together'

On October 5th, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers, along with their long-time musical director, Robert DeCormier, gathered at Mary's home to begin rehearsals for a very special Holiday Concert with the New York Choral Society that will take place on Friday, Dec. 9th in New York City's historic Carnegie Hall.

This rehearsal was a special happening, as it marked the first time that the group joined voices to sing together since November 2004, when Mary was diagnosed with Leukemia. The group's 2005 tour schedule was eventually completely canceled. Mary received a bone marrow transplant in April and has been making a steady recovery since that time... a recovery driven by a determination to sing again with Peter and Noel Paul.

This particular concert will be a holiday celebration for PP&M and the entire PP&M family as Mary returns to the concert stage with her friends to share songs of the yuletide season and Hanukkah.

The trio felt that the rehearsal went very well and are excited about the performance. Mary invited an NBC film crew to her home that day to capture some of the rehearsal moments on film, possibly to be shown on an upcoming morning show.

-Paul Kehoe



August 27,  2005

Dear Friends,

It's Fall and school begins for Paul Kehoe. Paul teaches 2nd graders so he'll have his hands full of lively charges.

As you probably know, he's been printing out and responding to all of your wonderful messages and putting them in looseleaf binders. I have read every single one and as of now there are 26!

I have been feeling marvelous and just keep getting stronger. I am past 120 days since the transplant and life is beginning to be more and more normal.

Paul and I figure that what with school starting and my continued health, we should stop making the books - and just let you all know from time to time how things are going.

I want to thank you again for your incredible support. It has meant a great deal to me. Music has always been a blessing to me - and now I realize it has blessed so many of you as well.

Thank you for your many kindnesses.


P.S. We'll be touring next year! 



August 17, 2005

Dear Friends:
Summer is moving right along, and suddenly we're approaching the end of August!...It's hard to believe that its been over eight months since we originally posted the news about Mary's diagnosis with AML. To say it has been a challenging year for the PP&M Family is a major understatement, however, I'm so pleased to report that Mary is now past Day 100 since the bone marrow transplant procedure.  She reports that she's feeling a sense of health and steadily growing strength. Additionally, she is producing healthy cells. This is certainly  uplifting news worthy of celebration! 

Of course, the recovery process is a slow one, but please know that Mary is so very grateful for the continuous messages of encouragement and the love you've expressed for her.  To date, 25 binders have been sent to her and she has read every single message (approximately 10, 000)!  A special thank you to those who have joined the bone marrow registry and to those who already were registered prior to Mary's diagnosis.  We've already received reports that some of you have been contacted to help others in need of a transplant. 

How wonderful is that? 

With Gratitude,
Paul Kehoe



June 24, 2005

Hi Friends: 
I spoke with Mary today and not only does she sound terrific, she reports that she is feeling better each day.

She asked me to share with all of you that she is now at Day 58 since the transplant procedure was done and that the donor's cells have been doing their intended job.  She's gaining strength and so happy to be home with her husband enjoying the beautiful summer weather on her patio.
She laughed with amazement when I told her that I had just mailed off the 19th notebook binder of well wishes to her. She is just so incredibly moved by the outpouring of love and concern you've shown for her. 

So, a big THANK YOU and HUG from Mary for your continuous support!

-Paul Kehoe  


May 26, 2005


Mary was released from the hospital this week, exactly one month after the bone marrow transplant procedure, and is so happy to be home! The graft "took" and she reports that her donor marrow is making wonderful cells, ALL FOR HER!

She sends her thanks for all the wonderful messages and letters of support , encouragement and humor that have been pouring into the PP&M Website email and Coffeehouse since early December....

So, a warm, gracious hello from Mary... and she'll be sure to keep the extended PP&M family posted as to how she's doing.

-Paul Kehoe


April 13, 2005

Dear Friends,
I feel a bit like a ball player hanging on third, waiting for a hit good enough to bring me home.

I'm getting as ready as I can for the transplant that we will do in another two weeks. We found a match - well, almost. Nine points out of ten. I hate to say this but it's close enough for folk music.

I want to share with all of you just how much your words of encouragement, your prayers and all of your good thoughts and wishes have meant to me. The response that we have received on our web site has been overwhelming; it's impossible to really know just how many lives have been touched by our music these past forty-four years. Now, I know that there are a lot of you out there rooting for me and that has made all the difference in this terrible time.

I feel grateful beyond words and sustained by your many voices. I'm sure that it's part of what has given me the strength to fight and the drive to sing again.

So I can only say, thank you, thank you!



March 6, 2005

The National Marrow Donor Program has contacted us with a couple of corrections (which have been made) and a big Thank You for supporting their program. They  also asked us to pass on to those of you who can't donate marrow, that there are other ways to help if you're interested . These can be found on their website on the "How To Help" page.   


February 22, 2005

Dear Friends of Peter, Paul & Mary who have been so kind and concerned about Mary,

As you are probably aware, Mary has been battling Leukemia and we had hoped that the cancer's remission would sustain. However, recently, the cancer returned and therefore she has been admitted to a  hospital for further treatment.

Notwithstanding this new, unwelcome, challenge, Mary's spirits are strong, her humor intact, and her determination to beat the cancer, undiminished.

At this point, her doctors are investigating the possibility of a bone marrow transplant and so we are reaching out to all of her many friends around the world to see if you might be generous enough to consider registering as a potential bone marrow donor. Your bone marrow might be a fit for Mary and, if not, you might be able do a great service (mitzvah) for others who similarly need a transplant.

The National Marrow Donor Program offers the test to determine your blood and bone marrow specifics and can be contacted through tel 800-627-7692; an online form at; or mail to National Marrow Donor Program, Suite 500, 3001 Broadway Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1753.

Mary wants to extend her most heartfelt thanks to all of you who sent such beautiful messages of concern, love, healing and humor. Paul Kehoe put them together in binders for her and she has read each and every one of them.

Bravo for caring enough to let Mary know how much you truly do love, respect and cherish her.

Keep Mary in your hearts, your thoughts and your prayers. It will make a difference-- it already has.

Love from Mary's immediate extended family circle that sends you this note.

P.S. Please do email the website if you get a bone marrow test. We'd like to know about each of your gestures in this regard, and be able share your names with Mary.