Friday, November 19, 1999 at 8:00 pm
The Museum of Our National Heritage, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Listen to a sound clip from their CD,
Map to the Museum of Our National Heritage
General admission in advance: $15.50
At the door, add $2.50
Reserved seats: $20.00
How to purchase tickets
||"Lúnasa performs ... state-of-the-art modern Irish music that is as aggressivley infectious as you'll ever hear" -- Dirty Linen Magazine|
Their new CD, "otherworld" was just released on the Green Linnet label
Tickets in advance: $17.50
Tickets at the door: $20:00
How to purchase tickets
In their twelve years of performing, Ad Vielle has recorded four CDs for Green Linnet, has given over one thousand concerts in North America, France, Spain, and Portugal. and epitomizing the heart of their music, they say, "We play traditional French music...and to be really sure it's traditional, we compose it ourselves." Their music is truly steeped in the historic styles of French-speaking Europe, dance music, love songs, and laments from Brittany, the Alps, Paris, Gascony, and also, from this side of the Atlantic, some Québecois and Cajun music. They play traditional instruments of the area, hurdy-gurdy (crank-operated wheel-fiddle), diatonic accordion, French and Breton bagpipes, fiddle, mandocello, shawm, oboes * * *
Ad Vielle Que Pourra's music is multifaceted; fresh, spontaneous, highly energetic, as well as sweet and melancholy. The band is a unique combination of the individual members with varied backgrounds and influences. They lead us through a fantastic musical and cultural trip to the French World; cultural... but never stodgy.
Daniel Thonon, born in Belgium, builds a hurdy-gurdies, guitars and harpsichords, plays them as well as other instrumnets, but in Ad Vielle Que Pourra primarily plays diatonic accordion and hurdy-gurdy. He s a talented composer, has performed and recorded medieval music with Le Concert dans l'Oeuf, and was a member of the Montréal-based Renaissance band, Ensemble Claude Gervaise.
Alain Leroux, born in Brittany (theCeltic province of France) is known for his feisty violin playing, dry wit and Gallic humor. Before emigrating to Canada, Alain toured extensively with his group, Ar Skloferien. He has founded Ad Vielle Que Pourra in 1986, and later, the Breton ensembles Korventenn and Alter Ego. Alain sings, plays mandocello, bouzouki, and is a reputed composer of ballads and Breton dance tunes.
Jean-Louis Cros was born in Algeria, lived in Spain and France before settling in Canada. His guitar styles reflect influences from these countries along with elements of French and English baroque and Renaissance, music, Celtic elements, finger-style riffs, jazz, of classical, folk and sometimes electric styles.
Nicolas Boulerice, born in Québec, is the most recent member of Ad Vielle. He has performed with Ovo, a modern jazz quintet, apeared on TV and radio, and toured extensively in 1998 with Pleine Lune, Farmer's Daughters and Daniel Simard in Europe, Ireland, and Canada. He plays piano, hurdy- gurdy and sings.
Sound clips from Ad Vielle Que Pourra's CDs:
General admission: $15.00
How to purchase tickets in advance
|From Chicago of Irish Immigrant parents, Liz Carroll was only 18 when she won the coveted All-Ireland Fiddle Championship. Since then she has been astounding audiences, critics, and musicians worldwide with her flawless technique, knowledge of traditional repertoire, and spectacular variations on classical tunes. A member of Trian with Billy McComiskey and Dathi Sproule, she was presented with a National Heritage fellowship in 1994 for her great influence on Irish music in America. Guitarist Jim DeWan is one of the preeminent Irish guitarists in the United States, performing with Martin Hayes, Kevin Burke, Paddy Keenan, John Williams, and the Trinity Irish Dancers.|
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT:
Wood & Strings, 493 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA (781) 641-2131 (credit cards, service charge)
Minor Chord, 77 Great Rd., (RTE 2A), Acton (978) 264-0299 (service charge)
Sandy's Music, 896 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA (617) 491-2812
Athol Brose, 1902 Mass. Ave.,Cambridge, MA (617) 661-5899
Overall Music (Lexington Center behind Videosmith) (781) 860-0033
BY MAIL with self addressed stamped envelope:
Make check out to: Music for Robin
Send to: 535 Concord Ave, Lexington, MA 02421
Tickets will be held at the door if your check is received less than 10 days before the date of the show.
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