Guest Artist Series: Rakish
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Guest Artist Series: Rakish

Sat. Sep. 21, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn unite to form “Rakish.” The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Yet “rakish” itself also suggests something strikingly unconventional in its appearance, and Maura and Conor knowingly embrace this wealth of connotation in their music, drawing on the music they grew up with and performing it with their own slant. In a performance that is something more akin to concert music, Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for chamber music and jazz. Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of an accomplished classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Conor, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, makes his home in Boston playing guitar for a number of traditional music acts and bands. As a duo they have performed on Brian O’Donovan’s Burren Backroom Series and can be heard on broadcasts of WGBH’s “A Celtic Sojourn.”

Details

Date:
Sep. 21, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
General Events , Music , Visiting Lecturers

Organizer

Petrie School of Music
Phone:
864.596.9021
Email:
kathy.holt@converse.edu

Other

Audience
General Public, Lawson Academy, Parents, Prospective Students, Students
Series
Guest Artist Series

Venue

Daniel Recital Hall
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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