Will Woodson and Eric McDonald Concert
Will Woodson and Eric McDonald are two of the finest young proponents of traditional Scottish music today. With an unusual blend of wind and plucked strings, they bring a breath of sensitivity to a tradition that is often known for its high velocity. Their unique approach, while rooted in the old and new music of Scotland, is also informed by the vibrant traditional music scene of their native New England. 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 more contemplative ballads, each displaying the organic chemistry of the duo. Their music is equally at home in a concert, festival or pub atmosphere. You can see them touring across the country bringing their unique brand of Scottish music to the stage as well as around the thriving music scene of Portland, Maine, where they reside and share a teaching studio.
Will is a master Scottish piper as well as a bagpipe maker. He holds a master's degree in Scottish music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. He has performed across America, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, and a good bit of continental Europe, appearing at major festivals like Piping Live and Celtic Connections in Glasgow. He has shared stages with the likes of Phil Cunningham and Mick Maloney. Eric has performed with many of the nation's top traditional musicians including Ryan McKasson, Katie McNally, Emerald Rae, Brendan Carey Block, and others. He is also a member of the esteemed Scottish power trio Cantrip.
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