• Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

BROOKTONDALE NY - Cantrip is a trio of Scottish traditional musicians that has been stunning audiences on several sides of the Atlantic for over a decade with its driving blend of fiddle (Brendan Carey Block will be appearing as guest fiddler for this tour filling in for Jon Bews), bagpipes (Dan Houghton) and guitar (Eric McDonald). Weaving together songs and tunes, both traditional and contemporary, Cantrip takes an audience on a cultural journey, weaving dense textures together and leaving listeners hungering for more. They will be at the Canaan Institute in Brooktondale NY on Thursday June 13th 2013. Concert starts at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a jam session $15- RSVP to reserve a seat mike@cinst.org

Here is a VIDEO of the trio that will appear at Canaan Institute June 13th

Jon Bews - vocals, fiddle (Brendan Carey Block will be appearing as guest fiddler for this tour)

Dan Houghton - vocals, pipes & whistles, wooden flute, bouzouki, guitar
Eric McDonald - vocals, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
Band’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cantripband

DIRECTIONS and other events at this venue http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_jamcann.html

Facebook event for this concert https://www.facebook.com/events/467032630045700/

Cantrip is a trio of Scottish traditional musicians that has been stunning audiences on several sides of the Atlantic for over a decade with its driving blend of fiddle, bagpipes and guitar. The name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. From the strong base of its Celtic roots their music branches out into, and takes influences from, the music of other European cultures. Originally formed as a quartet in Edinburgh, eleven years of evolution has yielded an extensively diverse and still growing catalogue. Weaving together songs and tunes, both traditional and contemporary, Cantrip takes an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style.

Since its inception Cantrip has performed at festivals, clubs, bars, weddings, funerals, stonings and various other events and venues in Breizh, the People’s Republic of Vermont, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Maine, the Territory of Tennessee, the Dominion of Virginia. the Dutchy of New York, the Principality of Massachusettes, The Kingdom of the Angle, Le Royaume des Francs, Poblacht na hÉireann and, of course, Alba bheadarach (Scotland). The band released its first album “Silver” on the Footstompin’ label in 2001. In 2005 the long awaited second album Boneshaker issued forth on the Mischief label, followed by “Piping the Fish” in 2008. After a period of hiatus in which some children were born and continents were left for other ones, Cantrip was joined by guitarist and mandolinist Eric McDonald, and is now in the process of preparing for their highly anticipated fourth album. Look for Cantrip wherever there is excitement, music, love and liquor.

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  1. Well … it looks like Jon Bews (fiddle) is stuck in Scotland with visa troubles and is not going to make it for this tour. The good news is Brendan Carey Block is available to take his place. Brendan is the fiddler in this video that has been going around the internet and Facebook; so we know it is still going to be a fantastic show! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOCZcc7cS6U

  2. PHOTOS Cantrip - House Concert at the Canaan Institute.

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151571292828551.1073741832.510688550&type=1

    Google+ https://plus.google.com/photos/111695742714689219857/albums/5889436411911871185

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  3. Rhubarb Punch http://canaaninstitute.org/recipes/recipe24.html

    PHOTOS Cantrip - House Concert at the Canaan Institute.

    Google+ https://plus.google.com/photos/111695742714689219857/albums/5889436411911871185

  4. Cantrip fundraising campaign - Canaan Institute hosted Cantrip for a concert recently. They are raising funds to launch their next CD. You can help them out here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cantrip-the-crossing

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