"There is artistry here and a faith in material that compels you to play these old lyrics over and over gain...a gem of a disc."                                                                                             Review of Sing We All Merrily
                                               Colonial Homes Magazine


"The best new Christmas album of the last few years. Linda Russell's majestic voice makes for stirring renditions of these old English hymns, French carols, Welsh tunes and American compositions."                     Utne Reader                              


"Linda Russell did what I've been unable to do in my U.S. History class. She made the colonial era and the Revolutionary War come to life with exciting music, a beautiful voice, fascinating stories, great visuals, and fun activities. Teachers and students alike were exposed to a whole side of American history they never knew was there."  
Michael Russell, 7th Grade teacher   
Lyceum Kennedy  French School                  

                                                                                                                             “Her sensitivity to children, her ability to really listen to them and her generosity of spirit makes them feel included, special and inspired.  I intentionally send her to the toughest schools because those students, whose lives are so difficult and chaotic, need her and her music.  Any program that is interested in the arts, America’s culture, and education do no better than to hire Linda Russell.”                                                        Madeline Cohen, director of education,Symphony Space

                                                                                                                           “Using a variety of traditional instruments and songs that span America’s history, Linda has given students, many of whom have only recently arrived in this country, a visceral sense of how these people of long ago felt, about war, hard time, joyful times… it brings the dates, events, famous names, and issues written in the textbooks to life. The music she presents in class is often brand new to many of these students and they are delighted by it. “              

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 Songs for Memorial Day at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site 

                   Colonial Kids at New York Society Library


 “Fifty minutes is just not enough. Linda was superb and kept my children’s attention.  Not only is she talented, but was also good with children!  She is a wonderful teacher.”                                                                                                                                         4th Grade Teacher