Saturday, March 22nd at 7:30
Presenting a lively musical mix on flute, penny whistle, fiddle, accordion, guitar, cittern, piano and vocals, Blackbird performs traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music as well as tunes of their own creation.
Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco make up this Vermont duo. Bob's inspiration and love for Celtic music comes from his mother who originally came from County Limerick , Ireland . When he was a boy, she frequently sang in Gaelic and played the fiddle and piano. Bob carried on the tradition of playing the fiddle and piano, but has also taken on the guitar and bouzouki. Coming from a family of classical and folk musicians, Rachel plays the Irish flute, penny whistle, accordion and piano. A childhood in Sweden introduced her to Scandinavian music, and she took up Irish music in her teens. Both Bob and Rachel are also members of the Celtic band, Wind that Shakes the Barley.
Blackbird's album, Whistle & Sing, full of Celtic, Scandinavian and original music, was honored with the Tammie Award for 2013 Best Traditional Album, presented by The Times Argus-Rutland Herald and Art Edelstein. http://blackbirdvt.com/
Tickets are $15. A pre-concert dinner is also available for $15. Reservations are required for dinner. Contact us at (802)465-4071 or via e-mail. Venue is BYOB.
Brandon Music – Vermont's Music Haven - is at 62 Country Club Road, opposite Neshobe Golf Club on Rte 73E. Located in Warren Kimble's former historic red barn gallery, Brandon Music hosts the Divine Art CD Store, Music Café, The Phonograph Room, a Vermont art gallery and a gift shop selling vintage English china and other collectibles. More information is available at www.brandonmusicvt.com .
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