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      Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String: Music of 18th-c. Scotland in Carlisle

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      May 9, 2019

      Thursday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      27 School St.
      Carlisle, Massachusetts 01741

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      Rantin' Pipe and Tremblin' String: Music of 18th-c. Scotland

      Join Seven Times Salt as we explore the unique crossroads of 18th-century Scottish folk and classical traditions. In 1707, the nation’s Union with England sparked a patriotic surge of interest in Scotland’s own music tradition. As the Scottish Enlightenment swept the nation, Edinburgh became a hotbed of concerts, dances, and patronage of the arts. Professional musicians and country fiddlers crossed paths at the new coffeehouses and music salons that sprang up, while Scottish composers produced masterful settings of familiar folk tunes.

      You’ll hear traditional tunes for fiddle and pipes; virtuosic variations by James Oswald, William McGibbon, and Robert Bremner; songs of love, mourning and patriotism by revered poet Robert Burns; and the choicest jigs, reels, and strathspeys to set your toes tapping. We include selections from early Scots sources including the Balcarres lute book, the Dixon bagpipe manuscript, and the Scots Musical Museum. We’ll pay homage to 18th-century Scottish drawing rooms and dance halls where the only difference between a fiddler and a violinist was the music in front of him!

      Barbara Allen Hill - soprano
      Karen Burciaga - fiddle, voice
      Dan Meyers - bagpipes, recorder, flute, bodhran, voice
      Josh Schreiber Shalem - bass viol, voice
      Alastair Thompson - harpsichord, voice
      Matthew Wright - lute, voice

      Cost: Payment required - $25 suggested donation

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