Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts visits the Benson Memorial Library in June 2017!
This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, and guitar plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.
Simple Gifts presents a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday June 6 2017: 2-4PM: MUSIC CAMP (AGES 9-UP)
Tuesday June 6 2017: 7-9PM: COMMUNITY MUSICIAN'S WORKSHOP
Wednesday June 7 2017: 2-4PM: MUSIC CAMP (AGES 9-UP)
Wednesday June 7 2017: 7PM FREE CONCERT (ALL AGES)
This event was supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and is free and open to the public. Additional support was made possible by a partnership with the Titusville Council on The Arts.