Traditional Celtic music with unique and innovative arrangements, including a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland, accompanied by guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes, and whistles. Traditional and historical tunes from Cape Breton Island, Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland, with a good measure of original music in the traditional style. This program will feature an impressive range of expression, from the jaunty and humorous to soulful, led by Patsy’s warm and multi-colored baritone voice, Dick’s variety of pipes and whistles, and the nimble instrumental virtuosity of both musicians.
The leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, for the past 20 years Dick Hensold has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the US. He is an active composer, writing both music in the traditional Celtic idiom, and in more elaborately-scored pieces. He is also a studio musician and theater musician, and is a 2006 Bush Artist Fellow. “The piping is fluent and assured…his technique is impressive…delightfully interpreted” — FolkWorld CD Reviews