We’ve known David for years as the piper in Molly’s Revenge. His high-energy presence on stage and his musicianship have made him one of our favorites. A Scottish descendant and native of Oregon, David discovered traditional music on public radio at the age of 11. He soon traveled to Scotland to study with master teachers. On his own, he has been a featured soloist at Barra Feis Piping Recital in Scotland,
John McCutcheon is America’s balladeer. His songs sing of the nation’s heritage. His words channel the conscience of our people into streams of poetry and melody. He writes about subjects small and great, from a child’s haircut to freedom and human dignity, issues equally eternal and enduring. Think of John as an incarnation of Pete Seeger and Mr. Rogers
It is his smile that is the key for reading the musical universe of Beppe Gambetta. An open and disarming smile is also the contagious and irresistable smile of a person who invites you to a musical journey with a light heart and a great curiosity. The destination for any journey is not totally defined, because it is beautiful to find ourselves where we would never expect to be.
Alasdair may be the best Scottish fiddler living in America. His dynamic fiddling, engaging stage presence, and deep understanding of Scotland’s music have created a constant and international demand for his solo appearances and concerts with a variety of ensembles. Alasdair has been a major force behind the resurgence of traditional Scottish fiddling in his homeland and the U.S., inspiring legions of listeners and
John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970s, John was was one of those aspiring musicians. Although his academic coursework at Moravian College lay in Philosophy and History, music began to offer paramount enticements.
Young Ireland is a father-son, Irish-American folk duo formed in 2010. The duo is occasionally supported by other members and special guest musicians. Their music is inspired by Irish folk tradition relying as much on the storytelling as the instruments. As singer/songwriters, their ballads reflect the spirit of the Irish struggles, triumphs and traditions from the 1600′s to modern day.