Maelstrom is a high-energy trio of local teen music prodigies,Abraham Joyner-Meyers (fiddle, guitar, voice), Peri Leighty (fiddle, voice), and Darrow Sherman (fiddle, banjo, voice). In their first year performing together, they pleased crowds at the triple crown--the Washington Folk Festival, FSGW Midwinter Festival, and Takoma Park Folk Festival. In their own words: "We began playing together while studying fiddle traditions in Ireland. Although our roots are in Celtic music, we are inspired by the huge variety of folk traditions and are excited by playful fusions. We play everything from French Canadian tunes to Klezmer. Our sound is recognized for its tight and creative harmonies. ?
The Two Sisters (Guen & Liz Spilsbury) are classically trained singers who grew up in the Washington Revels children's and teen choruses, with annual studies at Pinewoods folk music and dance camp in Massachusetts and appearances with the Victorian Lyric Opera Company. They are also both second-generation folk dancers (daughters of popular caller, Tom Spilsbury). While the Two Sisters are no strangers to the stage, this is their concert debut as a duo.
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW, 20012
(Takoma Metro). FSGW Members, FREE; Nonmembers, $20.
Audio samples of Maelstrom, maelstromfiddlers.wixsite.com/maelstrom
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