Lisa Null and Peter Brice are a master/apprentice team of traditional singers from Maryland who research, promote, and perform narrative ballads and topical songs.
Elisabeth Higgins Null (”Lisa”) was born in Worcester Massachusetts and reared in New York City. She has spent her life singing, teaching, recording, and disseminating traditional songs, having been mentored by iconic source singers Joe Heaney, Seamus Ennis, Jean Ritchie, and Almeda Riddle. In 1973, she co-founded Green Linnet Records to record and produce Irish traditional music, and combined this with a successful touring career in England, Canada, and the United States. After selling Green Linnet in the 1980s, she took up graduate work in folklore and history, and moved to Maryland, where she taught courses in American Musical Life at Georgetown while working at the Library of Congress. For the past twenty years, she has been singing locally while teaching students interested in various traditional song styles.
Peter Andrew Brice is an internationally-educated traditional singer and button accordion player whose family has lived in Annapolis since 1698. Having grown up in a family steeped in its own oral tradition, he refined his singing under the mentorship of masters Louis Killen and Dónal Maguire, and learned to play the button accordion from National Heritage Fellow Billy McComiskey. He performs and produces traditional music programs in Annapolis, Baltimore, and DC.