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Sunday, October 30th, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Haw Creek Commons

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Reel Sisters

The Reel Sisters photo by Rachael Rodgers

Reel Baroque

Sunday, October 30th at 3 p.m.
Haw Creek Commons
315 Old Haw Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805

What do a harp, viola da gamba, whistle, and Scottish smallpipes have in common? Traditional tunes of the British Isles! The viola da gamba, a favorite instrument of court and nobility in Renaissance and Baroque England, enjoyed a secret life playing Scottish folk music the lyra way. And this was not the only intersection of mainstream and folk traditions—popular tunes are found in songs, dances, masques, comic operas, and
instrumental solos of the Baroque, while classical idioms are reflected in traditional music, as well.

The Reel Sisters—Rosalind Buda, whistle and Scottish smallpipes, and Kelly Brzozowski, Celtic and Welsh triple harp, are joined by ABCs’ Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba, in an exploration of these two seemingly different musical worlds. Common ground will be relished in the lush, intermingling sonorities of these instruments, as well as the power of melody. Come experience where Celtic meets Baroque and these diverse musical lines of history become one.

Works by Turlough O’Carolan, Thomas Connellan, Tobias Hume, Matthew Locke, as well as traditional tunes from the Celtic lands.