July 21 - Sunday
Chattering Magpies - Celtic Duo to Perform at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
On Sunday, July 21, the duo, Chattering Magpies, with musicians Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, will perform Celtic music from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Jones will play the mountain dulcimer and Irish harp while Greta Gillmeister will play Irish flute and Penny whistle.
This duo from Kentucky has been performing together for the past 8 years, exploring their Kentucky musical roots back to Scotland and Ireland. This music is an obvious fit for the whistle, harp, and flute, but the mountain dulcimer also sounds right at home on the reels, hornpipes and polkas they have arranged in the Celtic style. This performance held during the Center’s 10 Year Celebration, is supported in part by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Celebrating 10 Years in 2013, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Today our dulcimer group played the arrangement for Amazing Grace with
three parts that is on your web site. It was so much fun! We worked on
the 3 parts separately, then put two parts together, then put all three parts
together. Next our guitarists accompanied us by playing 3 straight strums
on each measure with each down beat accented. Finally, we sang our part
as we played.
Whenever we play a program of hymns, we end with Amazing Grace. Next
time we have another program of hymns, we are planning to play the New Britain
Amazing Grace in parts and follow it with our traditional tune with the audience
singing. We can include a little history on shape note singing.
Thanks so much for sharing the tab.
Dulcimer Troupers, LaGrange Georgia
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"By the way, we had some extra A&H textbook money left over. I have ordered 15 dulcimers for us! I am really excited to use them next year and to use your Mountain Dulcimer book/CD. It's a great resource!" (in reference to Lorinda's new book Mountain Dulcimer: A Design For Success with an accompanying CD )
I've been on the road a while, but now am back at regular e-mail and eager to chime in with my highest praise for Lorinda and her teaching of us. It was super in all respects. And, as Marva has already said, the binder and CD are just right. What a very well-thought-out and perfectly rendered take-away treat. I listened to the CD as I was making the long drive from Swannanoa to Charlottesville, VA, and found myself deeply touched by the care (and time!) that Lorinda had obviously put into it.
Also on my drive to Charlottesville, I listened to Lorinda's A la Mode CD, which accompanies her teaching/tune book of the same title. To my ear there is something deeply haunting and magical about the minor modes, which Lorinda demonstrates on the CD. I wonder if we could experiment with modes next year - ideally without setting ourselves up for broken strings.
With great thanks again to Lorinda, thanks to Jane for putting us in touch with each other, and warm greetings to you all,
from Los Angeles, CA