MUSIC, GETTYSBURG! Concert to Celebrate Robert Burns with Music By Cormorant’s Fancy

cormorants2012crp.jpgIn the best of the Scottish Tradition

Music, Gettysburg! invites you to celebrate the birthday of poet Robert Burns with a concert by Cormorant’s Fancy providing the finest in the Scottish musical tradition, Friday January 24th at 7:30 pm in the Gettysburg Seminary Chapel.

A mix of great music and great poetry will make this special Friday evening concert a very special offering from the free concert series. In addition to those poems which have found their way into song form, the concert will feature reading of “To a Mouse,” “To A Louse,” and “Tam O’Shanter” and more.

Reading the poetry of Robert Burns will be Jeff Greenawalt, a local actor who holds a B.A. in Theater from Temple University.  He can frequently be seen performing First in Our Hearts, his historical character interpretation of George Washington. Jeff is also a musician and singer who performs early music. He plays lute, vihuela, guitar, and six-string banjo.  Included in his early music repertoire are songs from Colonial and Civil War America.

Known as “spellbinding” and “energetically excellent,” Cormorant’s Fancy performs music of Ireland, Scotland and other Celtic Nations, and wings across generations and oceans with traditional and contemporary music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and North America. Music, Gettysburg! audiences will recognize the band from annual outdoor concerts.

Cormorant’s Fancy performs for Music, Gettysburg! annually at the July 4th weekend outdoor platform.  Delivering driving reels, sprightly jigs, haunting airs, beautiful ballads, spirited songs and good-humored sing-alongs, the band features fancy-full harmonies and soaring instrumentals that blend vocals, concertina, fiddle, penny whistle, low whistle, guitar, keyboards and bodhrán.
Music, Gettyburg! is a premier free concert series featuring the finest regional, national and international musicians hosted by the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The seminary chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge on the west edge of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or email or visit the web site at .

Posted: 1/13/2014 8:27:03 AM by John Spangler | with 0 comments

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