Sunday, May 24, 2015

Season Finale-Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss on May 30th

Still in her mid twenties, Edinburgh born Maeve Gilchrist has been credited as an innovator on her native Celtic Harp due to her unique chromatic and improvisational approach to the instrument. Based in Boston MA, Maeve tours internationally as a solo artist and with her trio. She has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Darol Anger, Kathy Mattea, Esperanza Spalding, Tony Trischka, Alasdair Fraser and Vardan Ovsepian. She teaches at the Berklee College of Music and has been published by Hal Leonard.

"Both Fascinating and Absorbing in equal measure, an Original Voice' (Scotsman)

On Saturday, May 30th she will be joined by percussive dancer, Nic Gareiss. Michigan born dancer, musician and dance researcher, Nic has studied a broad variety of percussive movement forms from around the world. This is Nic's second appearance at a Jenkins House Concert. This time we welcome back with Maeve, who also played a show here in December 2012.

“The human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being...Gareiss is more fleet of foot than an Olympian sprinter and more buoyant than a helium-filled balloon...his restraint is palpable and freeform flight is inevitable.” – Siobhán Long, The Irish Times

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tony and Sean Trischka Concert on May 16

In order to help launch Sean's debut solo album, Tony and Sean Trischka are touring as a father/son duo. They will be featured by the Jenkins House Concerts on Saturday, May 16, at their first ever, full show appearance together. Tony last performed here for a winter soltice concert and we welcome him back.

This year marks Tony Trischka’s 50th year as a banjo player. In that time he’s covered many musical bases....from straight-ahead Scruggs style, to ultra-progressive playing, then dropping back into the roots of modern banjo music (African, minstrel and parlor style).

Tony has twice been nominated for a Grammy, and has won three International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Banjo Player of the Year. He’s released fifteen solo albums and written fifteen instruction books. For the last six years he’s been at the helm of the Tony Trischka School of Banjo, an online school with an international presence. Tony is a 2012 United States Artists Friends Fellow.

Sean Trischka is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Boston, MA. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as The Deadly Gentlemen, Oteil Burbridge, Julian Lage and Joy Kills Sorrow. Sean will be releasing his debut solo effort in October 2015 and it will feature his songwriting, singing and unique style of pop music.

Tony and Sean will be combining on most of the evening's program and you can look forward to a show full of surprises as well as familial favorites. Tony will be covering a wide swath of territory from Earl Scruggs to Pete Seeger to the Beatles and beyond. There will be a couple of sing-alongs but nobody will get hurt.

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Seats are fully reserved for this concert. Please contact us if you would like to be on the wait list.