In this lunchtime performance, Bruce Molsky (see page 22) performs work from his most recent album for solo guitar, his original instrument. Known and respected internationally for decades as a master fiddler, preserver of American music traditions and multi-style collaborator, Bruce Molsky’s first musical love was finger-style guitar. With this project, Molsky dives into intimate and unique arrangements of a wide swath of tunes and songs through his own musical lens—Scandinavian, Scottish, Irish, African and American—both old and new. Join us for Bruce Molsky’s solo exploration of a lifetime of his most loved songs and tunes.
Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity,” Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic (lever) harp to new levels of performance and visibility. Born and raised in Edinburgh and currently based in New York, her innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. Maeve Gilchrist has played with a range of musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Viktor Krauss, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darol Anger and others. Joined by guitarist Kyle Sanna for her Savannah debut, Gilchrist presents The Harpweaver, richly imaginative original music based on a 1920s poem by American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (which is woven throughout). The Harpweaver is neo-traditional folk music at its finest, coming from the newest generation of migrant Celtic musicians to hit New York.
“Buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling… a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.” –THE IRISH TIMES (IE)