Go folk yourself at Maryland Hall with Birds of a Feather

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cannon 1Maryland Hall presents an evening of traditional and contemporary folk music at a performance titled “Birds of a Feather” featuring Magpie and Shenandoah Run on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $26 for Non-Members and $21 for Maryland Hall members. Noted folk music radio host Mary Cliff will be the emcee for the evening.

The concert will feature a range of folk music from classic hits by Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and Joan Baez and music inspired by the Civil War, the civil rights movement and the environment. The show’s unique format allows the groups to perform separately throughout the night and then come together at the end for a special performance.

Since 1973, Magpie, the NY-based duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, have brought their unique sound and remarkable versatility to diverse audiences. They perform traditional songs, vintage blues, swing and country as well as folk classics and stirring original compositions. With two strong voices in harmony and superb instrumental arrangements on guitars, mandolin, harmonica, dulcimer and concertina, their sound is powerful and moving. Award-winning recording artists, songwriters, musical historians, and social activists, Magpie always promise a presentation that is highly entertaining as well as provocative and deeply moving. Joining Magpie for the night is bass player Ralph Gordon.

Regional favorite, Shenandoah Run is a folk group made up of nine members, hand-picked for his or her individual musicality, vocal and instrumental talent, and a strong desire to keep folk music alive and fresh. Their repertoire features the songs and sounds of American folk, country, and bluegrass music, with the occasional infusion of songs from other lands. Their blend of vintage and contemporary folk music, treated with lush harmonies and skillful instrumental backing, defines their signature recognizable sound. With their many years of collective performance experience, they produce arrangements that are fresh, varied, and unique, and deliver them in a manner that delights audiences of all ages. Their relaxed and informal presentation quickly establishes a rapport with the audience and encourages them to sing along.

Maryland Hall is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Additional support comes from sponsors including: The Helena Foundation, AT&T, Inovalon, Inc., Comcast, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Verizon, Severn Savings Bank, Sandy Spring Bank, DoubleTree by Hilton Annapolis, Loews Annapolis Hotel, M&T Bank and Towne Transport.

For more information or to order tickets, contact the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or visit www.marylandhall.org.  Box office hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 5 pm.  Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

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