Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String: Early Music of Scotland
Sunday March 24, 2019, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
AMHERST – Our program explores the unique crossroads of 17th and 18th-century Scottish folk and classical music. Homesick Scots, English music lovers, and Italian composers all found themselves bewitched by these simple northern melodies. You’ll hear traditional tunes for fiddle and pipes including toe-tapping jigs and reels along with soulful airs and strathspeys. We'll play works by talented Scots composers like James Oswald and William McGibbon along with tuneful selections from the Straloch lute manuscript, the Dixon bagpipe manuscript, and the Scots Musical Museum. We’ll pay homage to Scottish drawing rooms and dance halls where the only difference between a fiddler and a violinist was the music in front of him! Seven Times Salt is Karen Burciaga, fiddle & voice; Dan Meyers, bagpipes, recorder, drum & voice; Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol & voice; Matthew Wright, lute & voice.
Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble performing music of the 16-17th centuries on period instruments. We specialize in repertoire for the 'consort-of-six” that was popular during the time of Queen Elizabeth I. Praised for our creative programming and 'impeccably balanced sound,” the group has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and numerous schools and historic societies. Seven Times Salt has researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and our own self-produced concert series. We delight in blurring the lines between 'art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall! In Fall 2018, we released our new album Pilgrims' Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers. www.seventimessalt.com
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