Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Malinky w/ Matching Orange

notloB Folk Concerts

Bringing traditional American, Canadian, British, and Celtic folk, folk revival, blues, roots and bluegrass/newgrass music to the greater Boston area.

"In this era of pop-driven acoustic music, notloB is keeping the folk tradition alive."
~ Jack Hardy

w/ Matching Orange

Saturday, October 3
Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00
Minimum Suggested Donation $17 at the door, $15 advance*

With their stunning fourth album Flower & Iron, Malinky celebrate their tenth anniversary and introduce a newly revamped line-up, meanwhile underscoring their reputation as one of Scotland's most distinctive and accomplished folk bands. While retaining their hallmark song-based repertoire, performed by three superb lead vocalists and arrayed with tastefully inventive instrumentation, Malinky today unite seasoned maturity with sparkling freshness, casting their musical net wider than ever.

"May be the finest young Scottish band since Silly Wizard" ~ Boston Globe

The traditional music world contains two types of musicians: the ones that stick to the good old ways ("Trad to the bone") and the ones that push the limits. Matching Orange is the rare group that walks this line to perfection. Distinguished by their high energy playing and brightly colored music folders, the sound they create is interesting and unique while maintaining a familiar feeling of age-oldness. The result is an alluring complexity. Wherever these three musicians travel, they are greeted with acclaim. Whether playing for the contra dances they cut their teeth on, jamming at a local pub, or bringing the house down at a formal concert, audiences are always excited to hear such a refreshing approach to traditional fiddle music. Featuring Eric McDonald (mandolin), Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), and Brendan Carey Block (fiddle), the band creates a swirling level of intensity, sometimes gritty, sometimes pure, and always engaging. Matching Orange players take full advantage of diverse musical backgrounds, with extensive training in folk, classical, jazz, and other traditions.

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