Irish, Scottish traditional music coming to OUS
IRONTON -- Ohio University Southern brings a taste of the British Isles to Ironton on Saturday when it hosts Road to the Isles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at its Riffe Center Mains Rotunda.
The Pittsburgh-based group featuring George Balderose, Oliver Browne, Melinda Crawford and Richard Hughes joined by Irish and Scottish dancers Emma Trimbur and Sarah Hoffman, performs traditional music, dance and folksong of Ireland and Scotland.
Tickets are $10 for this final concert of the 2013-14 Ironton Council for the Arts Lawrence County Concert Series.
Drawing from many generations of piping, fiddling, flute-playing, folksong and lore, Road to the Isles' six performers represent years of experience in their respective fields, according to a press release. Their performances include the sword dance, highland fling, sean triubhas, Irish reel and jig, slip jig, and hornpipe, complemented by songs, stories, and instrumental solos, duets and trios. The ensemble portrays a unique view of the similarities and differences between the music and dance traditions of these fascinating and ancient cultures.
For more information, including sample audio clips, visit the group's website at http://www.roadtotheisles.org/shop.shtml.
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