Drawing on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, this award-winning duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style.
OTHER ACTIVITIES WITH THE ARTIST
Free & Open to the Public
Women and Music
Fri, Jan. 30, 2 pm, Room 242, Center for the Arts
Through demonstration and discussion , Simple Gifts will explore the roles of women in traditional music by sharing their own experiences and discussing obstacles that women face as professional musicians.
The Folk Process
Fri., Jan 30, 3-4:15 p.m., Room 242, Center for the Arts
Linda and Karen explain how folk music is different from other styles, and how folk music develops and evolves as we look at the creative process to mold a simple melody into an interesting performance piece.