Scottish Music in East Arlington

Scottish Music in East Arlington

Scottish Music in East Arlington

Scottish MusicThe acclaimed trio Cantrip will be weaving their musical magic on Saturday evening, September 14, at a house concert at the Houghton family home on North Road in East Arlington.

Described as a “driving blend” of fiddle (John Bews), bagpipes (Dan Houghton) and guitar (Eric McDonald), Cantrip has delighted New England audiences on its annual tours for more than ten years with its dynamic blend of traditional and contemporary Scottish songs and tunes. They come to East Arlington to round out this year’s tour that included their annual appearance at the New World Festival in Randoph, Vermont. They are regular visitors to the Hooker-Dunham Theatre in Brattleboro.

“The Houghton’s wood-paneled house is a perfect acoustic venue for a concert,” says fiddler Bews.

House concerts, a feature of the traditional music world, are informal happenings where audience members bring pot luck food or drink to share, and gather to hear music played as it once was — in parlors, kitchens or porches. Monies collected go to the musicians. This concert is open to the public.

The gathering and food will begin at 6; music begins at 7. Please call ahead, 845-304-1572, for information and to let the Houghtons know you are coming and what you will bring. There is a suggested donation of $15 per person.

Cantrip will have CDs available for purchase.


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