Irish & American Fiddle Extravaganza!

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Branford Folk Music Society

January 12, 2013: Stacy Phillips and Joe Gerhard with Friends

To kick off this New Year, we welcome back to Branford our old friends, Grammy-Award-winning Dobroist and renowned fiddler Stacy Phillips and Joe Gerhard, fiddler extraordinaire of Irish traditional music. They will perform a special concert of American and Irish traditional fiddle music and will be accompanied by Ellen Cohn and Phil Zimmerman. It will be a night of two masters of these
styles trading tunes and insights into the relationship between the music of America and Ireland and touching on the origins and evolution from Celtic roots music to versions from the American South. 

Traditional Irish step and American clog dance featured too!

No to be missed!

Both musicians live and met in New Haven.  They met at a jam session where the silence is painted by tunes and ornaments, licks, slides, and cat sneezes, chat and craic, Irish and Appalachian musical traditions. It was there with
their fiddles and a few shots of good Irish whiskey that they hit it off and decided to play together."

Being familiar with the tales of the migration of the folk tradition across the Western Ocean playing together in special programs came to be an ideal way for the two musicians to illustrate the connection and evolution of melodies born in Ireland and continued in America.

This concert is made possible with
support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Wheelchair accessible.

For more information call 203-488-7715

Email: branfordfolk@gmail.com


Branford Folk Coffeehouse welcomes refreshment donations of pastries, cold drinks and other assorted goodies! Bring your own travel mug or thermos and take home any leftover coffee!

Branford Folk Music Society -Traditionally, the Best Folk Music in southern Connecticut since 1973.


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