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Will Woodson and Eric McDonald with special guest Tim Cummings

 

Saturday, April 11th at 7:30pm

Woodson and McDonald are known as two of the finest young proponents of Scottish music. Cummings, a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist shares an uncommon hybrid of traditional folk styles – primarily Scottish and Appalachian.

With an unusual blend of wind and plucked strings, Woodson and McDonald bring a breath of sensitivity to a tradition often known for its high velocity. Border pipes, wooden flute, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, and voice fuse together to create a detailed fabric of tunes and songs. Soaring reels and swinging jigs give way to contemplative ballads, each displaying the organic chemistry of the duo. Cummings brings his experience as a bagpipe performer to add to the entertainment. He frequently combines music, humor and stories to enliven and educate the audience about the refreshingly odd world of piping.

Will Woodson is an innovative and powerful performer of traditional and contemporary music on border pipes, wooden flute, and tin whistle. He holds a Masters Degree in the performance of Scottish music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. Woodson has performed across America, Canada, Scotland and Ireland appearing at major festivals. He has shared the stage with Phil Cunningham and Mike Maloney. Woodson is known for his highly personal musical style, which utilizes the full extent of his singular instrument.

Eric McDonald is one of New England's premier acoustic performers and instructors, known for his versatility in many styles. Born and raised in the Boston area, McDonald studied at Berklee College of Music under renowned musicians John McGann and Eugene Friesen. While studying he toured with full time folk acts such as The Dave Rowe Trio and Matching Orange. McDonald has performed across the country and overseas alongside major artists. He is a member of the Scottish power trio Cantrip and the contemporary old time group The Knockbox Stringband.

Tim Cummings was inspired as an eight year old to make bagpiping his primary focus in life! He has studied at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, The College of Wooster (Ohio) where he taught piping and led the college pipe band, as well as the Victoria University of Wellington. Cummings is now a sought-after instructor, composer-arranger, and performer throughout New England and beyond.

This performance promises unique entertainment with three professionals whose credentials are unparalleled.

Watch a performance | www.willandericmusic.com | www.timothycummings.com/

Tickets are $15 with a pre-concert dinner available for an additional $20. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.

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