At the Bronson Center again, the culture continues >>>>>
Three sets of highly focused instrumental ensembles with MENSA-level arrangements covering Appalachia, Minor Swing, Celtic Groove and Nuevo Flamenco, with a side order of rock posing, step dancing and hair pageantry.
Multiple Nominee for his album, BRISHEN, Quinn Bachand carried his trio over some complex but fascinating melodic uplands with lightning clarity and speed.
Coig managed not only to negotiate a drive from Cape Breton Island but delivered a superb and sprightly set of dance and Acadian fiddle shimmer immediately upon arrival.
Carlos Marcello Martinez
Shari Ulrich earned her iconic role in Canadian folk legend by touring and recording with Valdy, but her daughter, Julia Graff, earned her Masters at McGill and a CFMA for her mom by recording a delicately insistent album called Everywhere I Go.
Eve Goldberg Sam Turton
Gathering Sparks, nominated for Vocal Ensemble, gave the audience a chance to participate in their rousing songs of Urban Americana.
And finally the Folk-Tronica of Mélisande transported the room into a folk future of batterie, basse profonde and harmonic trompe l' oreille. Lead vocalist Mélisande was named Traditional Singer Of The Year at the awards gala on Saturday.
Photos by Leonard Poole and Paul Corby
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