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An afternoon at the blue house in Woodbourne
Living room

An afternoon at the blue house in Woodbourne

Boston

Sat, April 27, 2024 3:30 PM, EDT

Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Pets
Dogs live here
Wheelchair access
Not wheelchair accessible
Stairs
Some stairs may be present in the space
Accessibility
General accessibility details
Kids
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Host

We'd love to share some lovely music with our friends and neighbors! Children welcome.

What's the music?

Woodland Spark Folk Duo or Trio

Waltz around the world with us as we play a wide selection of folk music, including traditional Celtic, French, Québécois, Scandinavian, Cape Breton, & more, from slow waltzes to fast reels.

Ireland & Scotland:

Tabhair Dom Do Lámh (Give Me Your Hand) - by Ruaidhrí Dall Ó Catháin, c. 1603

Paddy Ryan's Dream Reel / The Lads of Laois - Irish Bouzouki (Gary Dolinsky), Accordion (Somer O'Brien), Violin (Madeleine Downs)

The Road to Lisdoonvarna / The Musical Priest - Guitar (Gary Dolinsky), Accordion (Somer O'Brien), Violin (Madeleine Downs)

Lilting Banshee / Dan O’Keefe’s Slide - Guitar (Gary Dolinsky), Accordion (Somer O'Brien), Violin (Madeleine Downs)

The Mist-Covered Mountain / Out on the Ocean - Viola (Madeleine Downs) & Irish Bouzouki (Gary Dolinsky)

Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Second Wife - Trad. Scottish - Viola & Guitar

---Intermission---

France, Québec, & Cape Breton:

Où sont donc ces amants? - La musique traditionnelle française

The Leg of the Duck - Cape Breton

La Belle Catherine / Reel du Montréal - Québécois

Sweden, Finland, Denmark:

A selection of waltzes, polskas, & schottisches

Encore:

Health to the Ladies / Haste to the Wedding / The Rose in the Heather

Where does this music come from?

The musical selections we are presenting to you in this program are based on thousands of years of musical tradition which has been passed down mostly by ear. As a tune is shared, it transforms into something new. You will hear the transformation of these tunes as they are shared from one place to the next. Observe the various ornamentations in each culture's musical tradition. These nuances, like inflections in your voice, convey meaning & depth of emotion.

Location

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Attendees

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