CHRIS NORMAN ENSEMBLE performs at the
WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY
FRIDAY APRIL 21, 7:30PM
$18 regular $16 students & Friends, $14 for kids 17 and under
Music of Maritime Canada and beyond
Chris Norman - flutes, pipes, vocals
Andy Thurston - guitars, mandola
Shelley Phillips – harp, oboe, English horn
World-renowned flute-player Chris Norman is one of the foremost tradition bearers playing the music of Maritime Canada: dances, airs and songs from Nova Scotia, Acadia and Quebec as well as roots music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, the U.S.A. Dazzling arrangements featuring one of the finest traditional flute players of our time with pipes, whistle, guitar, mandola, harp, oboe and vocals bring music bursting to life, leaving audiences with a deeper appreciation of how traditional music sings across the centuries with timeless beauty, wit, and vitality.
Chris will present a workshop for flute players at the Williamsburg Library from 4-6 pm prior to the concert.
Guitarist Andy Thurston has been a mainstay in the East Coast traditional music scene for decades and has accompanied many of the area's most renowned musicians. Andy has a BA in classical guitar from Towson State University and has taught guitar at Catonsville Community College for 25 years. Well versed in a variety of styles, he infuses elements of jazz and swing guitar into the music of Ireland, Scotland, Quebec & Maritime Canada.
Shelley Phillips, oboes & harp, is in high demand as a studio musician for the professional folk music crowd in America, Ireland and the UK. Shelley is director of the Santa Cruz Community Music School, where she runs Celtic music camps for children and teens, maintains a private studio, as well as presenting concerts and workshops with visiting musicians of the highest calibre. She received her Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.