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~ Jack Hardy
Friday, July 10, 2015
notloB Music presents FOUR Scots Celtic concerts over a three-week period (7/11-8/1)
Friday, July 11 @ PACC, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA 02474. Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00.
The band, who just completed a tour of Nova Scotia, no doubt will have a few new tunes to play and stories to tell. This will be Fellswater third notloB appearance.
Betsy Ketudat, Fiddle, Jim MacConduibh,Guitar/Bouzouki, Sarah MacConduibh,Irish Flute/Whistle
Andrew McIntosh,Smallpipes (Andrew is an Arlington native).
"Fellswater is a dynamic instrumental Celtic music ensemble based out of Boston playing a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. ..."
Tuesday, July 21 @ Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA
Wednesday, July 22 @ PACC, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA 02474.
For both, Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00.
"Alistair McCulloch is one of the most sought after fiddlers in Scotland today, both as performer and teacher. His versatility and breadth of repertoire have kept him at the forefront of the tradition for twenty years. Alistair McCulloch hails from Ayr in Scotland and is one of the country's best-known fiddle performers, teachers and composers. A past winner of many fiddle championships, Alistair is fiddle instructor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has tutored many of the new generation of rising stars..."
For those who cannot attend the Arlington concert or prefer a smaller venue (PACC seats 90), or need to see this fine duo twice, notloB is also presenting Alistair and Eamon the evening before (Tuesday, July 21) in the recital hall at Carriage House of Violins, 1039 Chestnut St., Newton Upper Falls.
Dan Houghton - Pipes, whistles, flute, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, vocals; Jon Bews - fiddle, vocals; Eric McDonald - guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals
"The name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Originally formed as a quartet, Cantrip sprung from a local session in Edinburgh fifteen years ago. Their driving music immediately caught the attention of the masses, and they were quickly signed to the Foot Stompin' label..."
Tickets, in the $10-$20 range, with discounts for students and seniors, are available through Eventbrite.comand if not sold out, at the door. Patrons are advised to purchase in advance as the first two concerts did sell out. And those patrons who purchase tickets in advance have the option to support the local economy with a complete night out by enjoying dinner and a show -- ticket holders for that evening's concert get 10% off dinner at the nearby Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave. (781) 648-2223) OR Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachusetts Ave. (781) 648-8882. Reservations are recommended.