Coming To Stone Church Arts : The Neo-Trad Experience

BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT - On Saturday, October 27, Flynn Cohen (Low Lily) and Duncan Wickel (Rondo Rigs) are coming to Stone Church Arts at Immanuel Episcopal Church, located at 20 Church St. in Bellows Falls. They are taking a break from their respective touring bands for some duo performances showcasing their connections with many interconnected and disparate musical traditions.

Their show consists of multi-instrumental interpretations of traditional fiddle music from Appalachian and Irish traditions, old love songs, baroque and contemporary two-part inventions, as well as original fiddle tunes that fuse multiple influences. The bulk of their material comes from Flynn’s four solo albums, including his most recent Wepecket Island Records release The Lazy Farmer,/em>.

Flynn Cohen: Acoustic Guitarist Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. He can be seen in concert with the American folk band LOW LILY (formerly known as Annalivia), and legendary Irish Accordion player John Whelan, as well as solo and duo shows playing music from his four solo albums.

Flynn has also performed with Ruth Moody, Halali, The Sevens, Aoife Clancy, Cathie Ryan, Lawrence Nugent, Skip Healy, Joe Derrane and Frank Ferrel, John McGann, Matt Glaser, Brian Wicklund, Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway, Adrienne Young, Jake & Taylor Armerding, Gail Davies, Jilly Martin, Malibu Storm, Bruce MacGregor, Lissa Schneckenburger, Laura Cortese, Mark Simos, Women of Ireland, The Vancouver Symphony, the Orchestra of Indian Hill, Revels, and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, among others.

He studied Music at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England and at Mills College in Oakland, California and now teaches in the Music Dept at Keene State College in New Hampshire, as well as The Music Emporium in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Duncan Wickel: Violinist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Duncan Wickel is a “Considerable talent…[he] is as persuasive in a traditional Irish ballad as he is country fiddling or ripping through cascading classical flourishes or atonal double stops” –The Boston Globe. A former native of Asheville, NC, now living and working in the heart of Boston’s thriving music scene, Duncan’s reputation has been growing quickly on a national level as a wildly diverse and highly accomplished improviser, composer and technician on the violin.

He is sought after for his stylistic mastery of Jazz, Irish, Old Time and Bluegrass music, captivating audiences and fellow musicians with his creativity as well as the subtle authenticity and chameleon-like ease in which he blends and changes styles.

Duncan “proves to be the standout performer, exploring his instrument more in-depth than one might have guessed one could with a fiddle. He is doing exactly what artists do best, stretching the boundaries of his sound through experimentation and play.” –EDGE Boston. “With bowing, plucking, rubbing and tickling, he could turn the violin into a whole orchestra.” - The Boston Phoenix

Come see and hear The Neo-Trad Experience live with guitarist Flynn Cohen and fiddler Duncan Wickel in concert at the stone church on the hill in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Tickets in advance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $45 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors. Information and advance tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.