U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion in 2013 & 2015…. Glenfiddich National Fiddle Champion of Scotland in 2014… yet Mari Black’s touring repertoire includes Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddle tunes, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, and original material. With degrees from Yale and Columbia and a reputation for “energetic fiddling, sparkling stage presence, and engaging narratives that tie the whole odyssey together, she takes listeners on a musical journey exploring the dance-driven music of the world.” Mari is joined on this tour by guitarist Owen Morrison, familiar to the contra community as a member of Elixir and Wild Asparagus, and bassist Joe Magar.
This event will be one of the two concerts per year where nominations for the FSGW board of directors are accepted from the audience during intermission. (FREE to FSGW members! Please bring your current membership card.) At the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins, 7711 Eastern Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 (Metro: Silver Spring or bus 70 or S2). $20 nonmembers.
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