Celtic Diaspora music event with Kitchen Ceili, and North Indian vocal with Stan Scott '97

Saturday, May 23, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)
Margarite Rd. Ext., Middletown CT
Event Type
Performance
Contact
Jody Cormack '92, x3826 or (860)983-7963
Department
Arts
Link
https://eaglet.wesleyan.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=48549

Kitchen (kich-en) n: a room for the preparation of foodCeili (kay-lee) n: an informal gathering for music, dance, stories, and song. As their name implies, the Irish/New England band Kitchen Ceili aims to serve up healthy portions of spirited tunes and songs in an atmosphere of unpretentious good humor. Their repertoire includes the driving reels and lilting jigs and hornpipes one would find in an Irish pub session, as well as stately waltzes, slow airs, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, lovers, lawyers and computer programmers from both sides of the Atlantic. The band features George Wilson on fiddle, banjo and vocals, Dora Hast '94 on tin whistle and recorders, and Stan Scott '97 on guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals. A native of Hudson Falls, New York, George Wilson is a talented multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire is drawn from a wide variety of traditional and folk styles from New England, the Adirondacks, Quebec, Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, and Shetland. Dora Hast has collected a unique repertoire of traditional tin whistle tunes through several trips to Ireland. Her book Music in Ireland (Oxford University Press), co-authored with her band-mate and husband Stan Scott, is a standard resource in Irish music studies. She has an M.M. in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music, and wrote her doctoral dissertation on New England contra dance music. Stan Scott is a composer, singer, guitarist, and instrumentalist, whose eclectic musical interests have led him many times to Ireland where he has lectured and performed at the Willie Clancy Summer School and the Clare Festival of Traditional Singing, and to India where he has widely performed. In 2011, Stan was honored with the Mumbai Music Forum award for his contribution to Indian music. He teaches Hindustani music at Yale and Wesleyan (where he also teaches mandolin, banjo and guitar), and teaches many members of Connecticut's South Asian community through his Rangila School of Music. His Ph.D dissertation (Wesleyan 1997) focused on vocal training in northern India.Kitchen Ceili's performance...was one of the highlights of the Summer Series.- B. Joan Hickey, Director, Center for Creative Youth, Wesleyan University

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