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AAFFM Presents: Caledonia Swing, and The Red Wellies

October 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

$8 – $10

CALEDONIA SWING

The Celtic band Caledonia Swing will bring their sweet sounds, infectious energy and love of improvisation to Fiddler’s Green. The band plays a unique style of contemporary and traditional Celtic music with a jazzy twist.

Band-mates Marie Dunkle and Margie Swint have performed together throughout Georgia and the Carolinas for over a decade. They are skilled musicians and seasoned performers who elicit lots of smiles, laughter and even a few tears with their heart-felt arrangements. Margie and Marie will be joined that evening by friend and percussionist extraordinaire Owen Devine, a familiar face on the Atlanta and Athens Irish music scene.

Marie Dunkle (violin, cello, mandolin) is a North Georgia-based musician and storyteller. Her first love is Scottish fiddling, but she plays many musical styles and has performed with symphony orchestras and quartets, rock n roll bands, and theatre companies. Skilled at music improvisation, Marie also supports song writers and recording artists in the Southeast.

Margie Swint (vocals, guitar) has over 30 years combined experience as a performer, music educator and board-certified music therapist. She has performed as a soloist and with a variety of Folk and Celtic bands. Margie worked as a Wolf Trap Institute Artist-in-Residence and album soloist in Nashville, TN. She and her family live in Snellville, GA.

THE RED WELLIES

The Red WelliesThe Red Wellies, based out of Asheville, NC and Atlanta GA are a unique collaboration between Irish, Bulgarian and American-born musicians who collectively have decades of experience playing in the Irish tradition. Claudine “Beanie” Odell (fiddle) and Vincent Fogarty (Bouzouki) have been instrumental in creating a thriving Irish music scene in Asheville, NC, bringing an authenticity of its sound to the Southern Appalachians. Bella Issakova received her classical education in the Sofia Music School in Bulgaria, as well as Tel Aviv’s prestigious Thelma Yalin School. Ms. Issakova has been a successful classical violinist. She has been studying Irish music for the last eight years and is a Kerry Records Featured Artist, performing with the Kerry Records troupe annually.

With Beanie’s sharp ear for a beautiful tune set, Vincent’s stand-out bouzouki accompaniment, and Bella’s rich and wild sound on the fiddle, the Red Wellies love playing together, are reluctant to ever stop, and want to share their love of Irish music with every audience they encounter.

Although all three musicians take a studied approach to Irish traditional music through their full time instrumental teaching and The Celtic band Caledonia Swing will bring their sweet sounds, infectious energy and love of improvisation to Fiddler’s Green. The band plays a unique style of contemporary and traditional Celtic music with a jazzy twist.

Details

Date:
October 15, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Cost:
$8 – $10
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Website:
https://aaffm.org/aaffm-events/

Organizer

Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music (AAFFM)

Venue

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta