Rosalind Buda, Artistic Director
Celtic Corner welcomes the Tune Shepherds this February!
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CELTIC CORNER with Rosalind Buda and The Tune Shepherds
Scots Baroque Chamber-Folk
Chris Abell flute and whistles Michael Garner fiddle Bruce Nemerov guitar with Rosalind Buda Scottish smallpipes and bassoon
Sunday, February 23, 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church Street, Asheville 28801
$20 advance / $25 at the door / $5 Students 26 and under
The Tune Shepherds are a trio of Asheville musicians playing 17th and 18th Century Scottish tunes with a southern American touch. Led by Grammy-winning guitarist Bruce Nemerov, this chamber-folk group also displays the talent of well-known local musicians Chris Abell (flute, whistle and drum) and Michael Garner (fiddle).
Beginning in the 1600’s and reaching full bloom in the mid-1700s, music in Scotland took on new forms. Its social dance tunes, strathspeys, slow airs and ballad tunes display a character unique to Scotland.
Edinburgh’s robust 18th C. music publishing companies preserved these tunes in collections still available today thanks to digitization by The National Library of Scotland and other institutions.
The Tune Shepherds have sifted this repertoire, given the tunes modern arrangements and, with amusing and informative introductions, present the peculiar music that illuminates the culture and history of a special place.