Chris Norman and Robin Bullock
April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Chris Norman & Robin Bullock have been playing together since 1987 as two-thirds of the world music trio Helicon. They collaborated on Chris’ groundbreaking album Man With the Wooden Flute and Beauty of the North, which both made the Billboard Crossover charts in the 1990’s. They share an ecclectic repertoire that includes Celtic music from Chris’ native Nova Scotia, Ireland, Scotland, and American Old-Time music, art music of the 18th century baroque, and original compositions. Their concert will include solos and duos that sing across the centuries.CHRIS NORMAN – (flutes, pipes, voice) Chris’ influential work as performer, composer, recording artist, teacher and flutemaker has earned him worldwide recognition. His distinctive flute playing has appeared on more than 40 recordings and can be heard featured on numerous Hollywood soundtracks. Chris is founder and director of the Boxwood Festivals and Workshops taking place for the past 24 years in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the USA, inspiring thousands of musicians of all ages. As a flute maker, he brings to bear a discernment forged over a 30-year career to make world-class flutes for traditional, baroque and renaissance music.
ROBIN BULLOCK – (cittern, guitar, mandolin, piano) Robin Bullock’s virtuosity on guitar, mandolin and cittern has been called “breathtaking” by Guitar Player Magazine. Robin is a winner of Editor’s Pick and Player’s Choice Awards from Acoustic Guitar Magazine, multiple Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Governor’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a bronze medal at the National Mandolin Championships in Winfield, Kansas, and the Swannanoa Gathering’s Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement in musicianship and teaching. He maintains a busy international touring schedule, performing solo, in Celtic duos with guitarist Steve Baughman and four-time National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards, and as sideman with Grammy Award-winning folk icon Tom Paxton. Robin’s sixteen solo and collaborative CDs include the holiday albums Christmas Eve is Here and A Guitar for Christmas, volume one of the first-ever complete recording of the Bach Cello Suites on solo mandolin, and most recently his debut duo CD with harp champion Sue Richards, Highland Ramble. An experienced and respected instructor, Robin has taught at many of North America’s leading music camps and festivals, and now runs his own Robinwood Guitar Retreat in Sharpsburg, Maryland. www.robinbullock.com
Tickets:$5 (Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library $4)This pricing is made possible by the Friends of the Willimsburg Regional Library Foundation.