Rokeby Education Center - Rokeby Museum Ferrisburgh, VT
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Crowfoot Concert at Rokeby
Crowfoot weaves musical influences from England, Ireland, Quebec, and the Appalachian Mountains into a captivating fusion that delights dancers and listeners alike. Into this meeting ground of traditions, they incorporate their own distinctive original compositions and songs. Truly, they are not to be missed.
This concert will take place in the brand new Rokeby Education Center on the grounds of Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, VT. You will be among the first visitors to warm up the new space, just completed this September!
Crowfoot originated in 2003, after a fortuitous meeting at a festival in Boston. They soon after became a touring band, playing throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. They have gained a reputation both on the concert stage and on the contra dance circuit for their trance-like grooves, subtle interplay, and unstoppable energy.
On the concert stage, rich vocal harmonies, haunting songs, and finely crafted instrumental arrangements compliment their infectious dance energy. Their diversity of instrumentation allows for a wide palette of sound, and audience members are consistently won over by the depth and variety of Crowfoot's musical experience.
Crowfoot is: Adam Broome - Guitar, Cittern, Vocals Born and raised in rural England to a life full of music, theatre and dance, Adam was inspired by the folk scene in the mid-seventies to take up the guitar and begin writing songs and tunes. Completely self taught, his unique playing style is influenced by exploration into musical genres as diverse as Renaissance and Reggae.
Jaige Trudel - Fiddle, Cello, Vocals Jaige's love for creating music was evident from an early age. She began playing the violin at six years old, and later took up the cello. After nine years of classical study she discovered an affinity for Celtic music, and began fiddling for local dances while absorbing repertoire and styles from other traditional musicians. Her own technique has apparent Irish and Appalachian influences coupled with a strong rhythmic drive and a sweet, clear tone.
Nicholas Williams - Flutes, Accordion, Piano, Vocals Nicholas studied world music, composition, and improvisation at York University in Toronto. Since graduating in 1998, he has immersed himself in the traditional dance music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Québec, as well as the classical music of North India. He has performed across North America and the U.K., and has recorded as a producer and a guest artist on many CDs, including 2 solo releases.
Rokeby Education Center - Rokeby Museum
4334 Rte. 7
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456