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Tickets: $15 all seats
The internationally-acclaimed folk duo will make a rare appearance in the Northeast Kingdom when they headline the Catamount Cabaret at 7:30 pm Friday, April 29. The concert is a co-presentation of the Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers and Catamount Arts. The duo will also conduct a dulcimer workshop the following day. For more information about the workshop, please contact Vicki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie (email@example.com) at Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers.
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. Married since 1989, Aubrey and Elwood perform widely in the United States and abroad and their twelve recordings receive international airplay.
"To those who...deny the human spirit, I give you these chroniclers of its joys and sorrows, light and dark, hope and despair and say that they have but liberated what is in us all. Their dancing notes say, 'Here it is! Humanity's real self. Look! Isn't it wondrous?" -- From a poem written about Aubrey and Elwood, "The Folk Singers" by Philip R. Pearson, Jr. in his book Poetry is to be Consumed, Vantage Press, New York
"I almost fainted when you sang and danced and played the banjo at the same time! My mouth was droped (sic) open the entire time." -- 4th graders, Chaplin Elementary School, Chaplin, CT
Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT