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World Village Music and Dance (formerly Buffalo on the Danube): Labor Day International Music
and Dance Weekend
Glen Echo Folkdancers
Special Events: Concerts, Workshops,
ATLANTIC CROSSING: a house concert
Saturday, June 17, 8:00 pm
At the home of Jamie & Betsy Platt in Potomac, MD
Reservations required; seating is limited. Suggested donation: $20
Reservations, directions and other info
Atlantic Crossing's music, the traditional music of New England, is rooted deeply in the Celtic British Isles and in French & Maritime Canada, and their arrangements reveal a profound love of these traditions, together with a high level of creativity and emotional expression, all washed down with a healthy dose of fun. The band's members, Viveka Fox
(fiddle, bodhran, djembe); Tristan Henderson ( mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, foot percussion, vocals and more); Rick Klein (guitar and vocals);
and Peter Macfarlane ( fiddle, low whistle, vocals) are among a small group of musicians currently bringing to life the locally archived field recordings of traditional ballads, made by Helen Hartness Flanders in the early-mid 20th Century. Their own compositions, whether ballads which relate aspects of local historical events or dance tunes which are destined to become new classics, spring forth effortlessly, inspired and informed by immersion in the traditions.
Since 2000 they have been listed on Vermont Arts Council's juried register of the state's best artists, and in 2007 their exploration of the history of the Champlain Valley through music earned them a designation of American Masterpiece Artists of the VAC and Vermont Folklife Center. They have 5 recordings, and a further compilation of dance tunes is available on CD and as digital download.
More about the band and clips of all tracks can be heard on their website, www.atlanticcrossingvt.com.
Sponsored by World Music & Dance Institute