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Celtic Musings: Meditations on the Midwinter Dream
March 3, 2019 @ 6:51 pm$15
Marc Anderson (percussion, poetry), Dick Hensold (Northumbrian smallpipes, reel pipes, low whistles, seljefløyte, recorder), and Michelle Kinney (cello) will weave their evocative, improvisatory magic with traditional tunes, new music, and their range of unique instruments.
Flutes and strings, pipes and drums, wistful words woven throughout. Embers of the fire we keep in our hearts, our collective memory that carries through the snowy white and delivers us back to the birth of fresh ideas in spring.
This is the first concert appearance of an ensemble that has been accompanying a Celtic contemplative church service for 17 years, playing traditional music, new music, and tying them together with improvisation and and poetry. They continue the tradition in this instrumental concert program by adding selected poems, some composed by percussionist Marc Anderson, and backing them up appropriately. The unusual, ethereal instrumentation of pipes, whistles, cello and percussion creates a sonic texture that is at once evocative, peaceful, focused, and lively.