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Double Bill: Traditional Music with Celtic Harp and Bluegrass
February 10 @ 8:00 pm
Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist and crossover bluegrass Kittel & Co. perform in a double bill Feb. 10 at Groton Hill Music Center. The two trad luminaries traverse the spheres of Scottish and Irish folk, Americana, and bluegrass. Gilchrist has taken the Celtic (lever) harp to new levels of performance and visibility with five critically-acclaimed albums and appearances with such Yo-Yo Ma, Esperanza Spalding, Tony Trischka, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darol Anger, and Kathy Mattea. Gilchrist’s performance also features Kyle Sanna & Rasa Quartet.
Led by acclaimed violinist Jeremy Kittel Grammy-nominated Kittel & Co. (“Kid-dle and Koh”) inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, and folk and jazz sensibilities. Members of Kittel & Co. have collaborated with Béla Fleck, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Thile, and Yo-Yo Ma. Together, Jeremy Kittel and mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham, transcendent guitarist Quinn Bachand, bassist Jacob Warren, and hammer-dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman coalesce into a singular voice that’s thrilled audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to A Prairie Home Companion. “[Kittel & Co.] takes the string band tradition to marvelously rarefied levels of collective virtuosity…. thrillingly spontaneous, raves the Times UK. Kittel & Co. will get your toes tapping and lift you out of your seat.
Check out Kittel & Co.’s music here: https://www.montachusett.tv/area-shows/Share