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Three of Cups Photo Three of Cups is a vivacious female vocal group that keeps alive a legacy of three hundred years of rousing revelry and song. They present a rich, entrancing blend of voice, fiddle, and guitar.

Three of Cups is equally at ease in performing cheering English bawdry, bittersweet Irish ballads, or uplifting American gospel. Their audience rapport is warm, witty and scintillating.

From the pulpit to the pub, Three of Cups will rouse a crowd and raise spirits through song.

Deborah and Ann-Marie have been singing together since 1987. They bring their camaraderie, harmonious voices and love of storytelling to New England coffeehouses, lecture halls and concert stages. Please go to the Listening room to find out about their recordings.

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Praise for the Three of Cups

They have become a very powerful music unit, able to achieve that rare event of telling a story in song while harmonies support and enhance rather than detract from the narrative. They are a complete and exciting musical entity."
- Tony Barrand, Traditional Folk Singer

When the Three of Cups performed with us in Boston, it was as if polka angels had descended upon the stage. Their voices were enchanting and beautiful."
- Carl Finch, lead singer & killer accordianist, Brave Combo

The Three of Cups are

    Deborah Claar - vocals
    Ann-Marie Messbauer - vocals, violin, guitar & percussion

For more information please e-mail Deborah Claar at or Ann-Marie Messbauer at


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