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Brandon Music





Saturday, April 25th at 7:30pm

There will be a welcome return to Brandon Music for local duo Blackbird, after their 2014 concert thrilled the audience with their lively tunes and interaction. The duo, made up of Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco perform traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music as well as tunes of their own creation. Fiddle, Irish flute, whistles, accordion, cittern, piano, guitar and vocals are combined in myriad ways to serve up memorable live music. Their albums, Whistle and Sing and Good Morning, Good Night have both received critical acclaim. Whistle and Sing was awarded “Traditional Album of the Year” in 2013 by the Barre Times Argus/Rutland Herald.

Clark, who lives in Sharon, Vermont, spent her early childhood in Sweden where she was surrounded with Swedish fiddle music and song. She studied piano for many years before playing Irish music on the flute. She has since added Contra dance and English Country Dance music to her repertoire. In addition to Blackbird, Clark has performed with Wind that Shakes the Barley, Skellig, Northern Spy and Trip to Norwich. She plays wooden flute, whistles, accordion, piano and sings.

DeMarco's inspiration and love of Celtic music comes from his mother who was born in County Limerick, Ireland. When he was a boy, she frequently sang in Gaelic and loved to play the fiddle and piano. DeMarco carries on the tradition of playing the fiddle, guitar, cittern and piano. He makes frequent trips to Ireland to connect with the land, its people, the music and his roots. DeMarco is a founding member of Wind that Shakes the Barley and has performed with Skellig.

Tickets are $15 with a pre-concert dinner available for an additional $20. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.

This event celebrates Vermont Arts 2015, in celebration of public funding for the arts.


Phone: 802-247-4295