Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Two Fiddle Phenomenons –

One Unforgettable Concert!

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy presents:

Masters of the Fiddle

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – 8:00 p.m.

What’s better than one of the world’s top Celtic fiddlers? How about two, who also happened to be married. Cape Breton superstar Natalie MacMaster is a fiddling, singing, and step-dancing fireball on stage, performing jigs and reels with unstoppable, foot-tapping energy. Her husband, Donnell Leahy, the oldest sibling in the musical Leahy family from rural Ontario, is no slouch either as fiddler or step-dancer. The pair will share the stage with their Celtic band, and you’ll be on your feet before you know it! Area audiences will discover their talents when they have the chance to hear the fruits of this renowned musical matrimony during an unforgettable evening of music at the Weinberg Center in Downtown Frederick on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$35. MacMaster and Leahy are doing just a handful of dates with this joint tour--don't miss your chance to see them together in concert!

MacMaster's incandescent musicianship and boundless energy have earned her a Grammy nomination, Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album, and several Canadian Country Music Awards for Fiddler of the Year. Constantly touring, she has shared the stage with top artists from Carlos Santana and Paul Simon to Luciano Pavarotti and Alison Krauss. MacMaster first picked up a fiddle at the age of nine and hasn't looked back. The niece of famed Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster, she quickly became a major talent in her own right. After winning numerous East Coast Music Awards for her early traditional Cape Breton recordings, she began taking Celtic music to new heights with albums like "In My Hands," which featured elements of jazz, Latin music and guest vocals by Alison Krauss.
The Band

Time for Three (Tf3 for short) is a charismatic string trio which transcends traditional classification, weaving elements of classical, country, western, gypsy, and jazz idioms into their own unique blend, one which knows no boundaries. The trio was born in Philadelphia, where the three Curtis Institute graduates—violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer—discovered that improvising, composing, and arranging was a lot more fun than playing with an orchestra.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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