FREE: Live! Folklife Concerts @ Crandall Public Library

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>The Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center in Glens Falls is gearing up for another season of free, fab, folk concerts featuring music from around the corner and around the world. The Live! Folklife Concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays beginning with the southwestern sounds of the Ronstadt Brothers on March 1. The concerts – a dozen of them in all – continue through the middle of May.

Here’s the complete schedule of the spring 2018 season of Live! Folklife Concerts:

March 1: The Rondstadt Brothers
Continuing the family’s musical traditions, Linda Ronstadt’s nephews, Michael and Petie Ronstadt, present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material.

March 8: Music of Turkish Women Composers
Ceren Turkmenoglu (violin, rebab, bendir, voice), Volkan Efe (oud, ney, kemence, voice), Michael Harrist (bass, yayli tanbur, bendir, voice) and Tev Stevig (guitar, tanbur, oud) perform works by Dilhayat Kalfa, Leyla Saz, Kevser Hanim, Mehves Hanim, Esma Sultan, Reftar Kalfa, Gevheri Osmanoglu, Neveser Kokdes, and others.

March 15: Kitchen Ceili
George Wilson (fiddle, banjo, vocals), Dora Hast (tin whistle, recorder) and Stan Scott (guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals) serve up spirited Celtic tunes and songs in an atmosphere of unpretentious good humor.

March 22: Tim O’Shea & Friends
From Killarney in the southwest of Ireland, the Celtic singer draws from the dance music of his native Sliabh Luachra and West Kerry folk traditions, as well as selections from the songbags of Jimmy McCarthy, Paul Brady, Dick Gaughan and Andy M. Stewart.

March 29: Rusticator
Featuring Tony Califano (guitar, vocals), Joe Gumpper (fiddle), Brig McCutcheon (bass) and Derek Dobson (percussion), the Americana quartet heads into Glens Falls in support of their sophomore album, Get It While It Lasts, released in August.

April 5: GoldenOak
The brother-and-sister duo of Zak & Lena Kendall land at the Crandall in support of their sophomore album, Foxgloves, released in October.

April 12: Emerald Rae
The Boston-based roots musician is a powerhouse fiddler, who won the grand prize at the U.S. Scottish Fiddle Championship at the age of 18. She’s made a name for herself as a solo fiddler totally adept not only in Cape Breton and Scottish traditions, but in Irish and old-time as well.

April 19: The Sea The Sea
Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa lead the harmony-laden indie folk-popsters.

April 26: Che Apalache
The Buenos Aires-based string band – featuring Joe Troop (fiddle), Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin) – began playing bluegrass but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repertoire. Hence, their description as Latingrass.

May 3: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
The fiddle trio incorporates the sounds and styles of their various homelands – Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (the Shetland Islands).

May 10: Fara
The three fiddlers and a pianist – Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price – are on the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene.

May 17: Techung
Best known for his performances of traditional Tibetan music, the Tibetan folk and freedom singer-songwriter lives in exile in Dharamsala and USA. Whether performing in traditional or contemporary style, his dual goals are to revive Tibetan music in the Tibetan community and to expose the rich performing arts tradition of his homeland to the world community.

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