Friday, October 3, 2014

Blanca & Chuchi Alcuadrado, Celtic music from Burgos

Blanca & Chuchi Alcuadrado

Wednesday, October 8
Doors 7:45, Concert 8:00
Outpost 186
186 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge

Tickets ($10 students/seniors, $15 all others) available HERE.

"This will be amazing concert! Go see them if you live in Boston!!! OCT 8."
-Natalie Haas

"Hey Northeast friends.... BLANCA AND CHUCHI (from Spain) whom we all know and love from Alasdair Fraser's camps, Crisol, VOM and Sierra are going to be in Cambridge as well as a few other spots in early October. Here is their Oct. 8 gig info.... They are both amazing performers reviving the music of Burgos and the rest of Castile with strong Irish influences. They are really fun too."
-Barbara Bentley Haas (Natalie's mom)

Blanca & Chuchi Alcuadrado are two young Spaniard musicians in the vanguard of their respective instruments, young but with enough background and experience. They play violin and acoustic guitar respectively — two "traditional" instruments with which they revive the music of Burgos and the rest of Castile, though with strong Celtic music influences. Obsessed with music since childhood listening to her grandfather Simon, a dulzaina player from the city of Burgos, Blanca was determined to record an album in homage to him and found her best ally in Chuchi, guitarist of the prestigious group Vallarna. With a packed house, as always, the duo offered their particular vision of various traditional dances including paloteos, wheel dances, habas verdes, sword dances and jotas, plus some of their own compositions, songs that sounded very happy in their hands. Blanca & Chuchi Alcuadrado form a duo with a great future. So far they have collected their excellent work in a remarkable album released last year under the title of Mayo, whose secret lies in its natural and sincere offering without artifice.
-Carlos Monje, DIARIOFOLK

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