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Upcoming "Music for Robin" Concerts


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photo of Jo and Wayne Morrison

Port Righ Duo (pronounced Port Ree)
Jo Morrison (harp), Wayne Morrison (vocals & shuttle pipes)
A Musical Junket Through Scotland
Friday, November 18, 2005
Lexington, MA
House event, Full concert (8:00 PM) with supper (7:00 PM)

Bring your instruments
if you wish to jam after the concert, or
stay for a bit just to listen


"Jo Morrison ... gets more out of the harp than should be possible." Green Man Review's Best of 2000 listings

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Jo has contributed to aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina
though the sale of her CDs and receipts from her concerts.
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We welcome back Jo Morrison and her husband, Wayne who opened for Robin Huw Bowen in our 2001 concert. They take their audience on a musical excursion reflecting a passion for Scotland, its rich musical and cultural traditions. Jo plays the harp, and Wayne, shuttle pipes, and adds vocals in English and Scots Gaelic. They strike an excellent balance, between the harp and pipes keeping the sounds of the two distinctly different instruments on an equal par.

Jo Morrison wrote the angements, drawing material from a wide range of traditional sources digging back into old archives. The music likewise comes from a broad geography, including Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Spain and the American Appalachians.

Enjoy supper before the concert with a crackling fire in the wood stove. For those of you who are musicians, bring your instruments. photo of conventional and shuttlepipe drones After the concert you are welcome to join in a jam.

WHAT IS A SHUTTLE PIPE?   A kinder, gentler bagpipe which does not have long pipe-like drones. Instead it has a short, fat cylinder which houses reeds which are the drones.

CARPOOLING and saving money: If you need transortation, we will post the town from which you are coming. Volunteer drivers will get a $2 discount. We will put the volunteer driver and rider in touch with eachother.

Listen to MP3 sound clips from Port Righ.

Call (781)862-7837 or
email bhockett(at) music-for-robin.org
For tickets and information
Advance - $14
At the door - $16

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Pipeline
(Dermot Hyde & Tom Hake)
Friday, January13, 2006     at 8:00 PM
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (tentative)
630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA


Dermot Hyde is an uilleann piper, whistle-player, and accomplished singer with connections to both Ulster and Scotland and is now based in Munich. He joined with multi-instrumentalist Tom Hake, a native of Germany, to form the duo, Pipeline.

Dermot playing is fluid, fast and full of variations. His compositions draw on the wilder side of Celtic music, and on Balkan and other modal traditions. The overall impression is of a Central European sound, with swirling melodies and shifting rhythms.

On their self titled CD, Tom Hake provides accompaniment on bouzouki, guitar, bass and harp. "... this is one of the most solid releases featuring uilleann pipes to come out in the last couple of years." CD review by Jeff Rich - King of Prussia, PA


Map to the UU Church Tickets   In Advance - $17
At the door $20
Children under 12 half price
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St. Patrick's Day Concert
Niamh Parsons
Graham Dunne accompanist
Saturday, March 13, 2006
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Niamh (pronounced Neeve) Parsons, one of the freshest and most powerful voices of Ireland. Singing traditional or contemporary songs with equal assurance, she is likened to the magical Dolores Keane, as well as June Tabor and Sandy Denny. Traditional music has always been an integral part of Niamh's life. Growing up in Dublin, she learned from her father who had "a great ear for a good song". Studio work for her new Green Linnet album has been completed and is scheduled to be released in September 2005.

The exceptionally gifted guitarist Graham Dunne, also from Dublin, offers the perfect foil for this voice, playing with mastery and grace. The subtle simplicity they bring to the music, coupled with a particularly fine ear for choosing songs, makes their performance memorable

Map to the UU Church Tickets   In Advance - $18
At the door $20
Children under 12 half price
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STORES SELLING TICKETS - Face price, No credit cards
         Sandy's Music, 896 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA (617) 491-2812 Music
         Athol Brose, 1902 Mass. Ave.,Cambridge, MA (617) 661-5899
         Music Emporium, 165 Mass. Avenue, Lexington, MA (781) 860-0049


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