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Cantrip and Emerald Rae at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Apr 21 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present an evening of
traditional and contemporary Celtic music featuring high energy
bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio Cantrip and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Emerald

the strong base of its Celtic roots, Cantrip branches out into the music of
other European cultures. Weaving together songs and tunes, Dan Houghton, Jon
Bews and Eric McDonald take an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own
spin on each style. Known for their innovative arrangements, un-produced sound
and dry wit, Cantrip has toured throughout Scotland and the U.S., expanding the
boundaries of Celtic music along the way.

sprung from a local music session in Edinburgh, Scotland, sixteen years ago.
The band name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of
mischief, and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in the trio’s
musical arrangements as well as the compelling potency of their musicianship.
Dan Houghton (bagpipes, flute, whistles, guitar, vocals) was born in Ghana, but
was transported to Scotland shortly thereafter, where he was surrounded by the
indigenous music. He has won the Scottish Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society
Open Borderpipes and New Composition events, as well as the Maitre de Cornemuse
at St. Chartier. Jon Bews (fiddle, vocals) came to Scots music from a classical
education by way of Goth rock. He has performed and recorded with such diverse
artists as Malinky, James Yorkston, Mikel Urdangarin, Ranarim, Deaf Mutes and
Samling. As a U.S. native, Eric McDonald (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals)
found his way to traditional music through the rich local music scene in
Boston, and studies with guitarist/mandolinist John McGann and cellist Eugene
Friesen at Berklee College of Music.

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and
Berklee College of Music graduate, Emerald Rae
has performed with a wide range of musical artists over the years including the
Boston-based Celtic Americana band Annalivia, Irish-American singer/songwriter
Cathie Ryan, the pan-Celtic international supergroup The Outside Track, and
Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America. The masterfully soulful fiddler’s solo
performances also feature her vocals, percussive step-dancing, and
multi-instrumental prowess on guitar and Welsh crwth.

Tickets: $20 advance / $24 at the door.

Advance tickets are available at
www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney. Next
Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit www.cantrip-music.comwww.emeraldrae.com,  and www.twilightmusic.org


Next Stage Arts
15 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT
United States
42° 58' 31.2996" N, 72° 31' 22.0296" W
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