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Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society https://youtu.be/Jy0t-08-OUM Fara brings together four musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene: Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. Their three fiddles and piano produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing amid the music of Orkney. "These girls will go far. They sing and play like they mean it." —Douglas Montgomery Friends since early childhood, the girls grew up under the musical guidance of Douglas Montgomery…Find out more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBiiC62uUZE The Honey Dewdrops are an Americana duo featuring transcendent harmonies, inspired songwriting, and rollicking banjo, mandolin and guitars. Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. They last appeared on the SFMS stage in 2014. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with…Find out more »
https://youtu.be/yTC7-gstChU Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas photo: Irene Young The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one — but it's the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser, helping him return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music. Haas is the percussive power to Fraser's fiddle fireworks, providing syncopated, bowed underpinnings to his melodies…Find out more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ry-UMw7Sg Jeff Little brings the piano into the world of Appalachian Old-Time, with a distinctive style that echoes the best flat-pick guitarists. Top-notch guitarist and luthier Wayne Henderson sits in, adding hilarious anecdotes of his home in rural Virginia. "Jeff Little tore the place apart with his wondrously quick and articulate piano style. He is tricky and playful, yet always intelligent and richly melodic." —The Boston Globe Jeff Little Trio With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent…Find out more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXeD1GZquSY Kristyn Harris, an American Idol contestent during the show's last season, and Hailey Sandoz, representing the newest generation of Texas musicians, enchant audiences young and old. Their dynamic performance serves up Western Swing and Cowboy with a seasoning of jazz, country folk and Celtic. Kristyn Harris Kristyn Harris is noted for her shimmering vocals, swing rhythm guitar, unique songwriting and captivating stage presence. She has earned the 2017 Ameripolitan Western Swing Female Artist of the Year, 2016 Western Music…Find out more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNKxMECc_Es Eileen Ivers is a pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle. She is a Nine Time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, the original Musical Star of Riverdance, and a founding member of Cherish the Ladies. She is a Grammy Award winner, has been nominated for an Emmy, and has guest starred with over 40 orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. She has appeared on stage with The Chieftains, as well as pop stars such as Sting and Hall…Find out more »