Live on the Terrace: Dean Magraw/Dick Hensold
July 21, 2016
Join us on Thursday, July 21 for a free concert on the library's terrace featuring musicians Dick Hensold and Dean McGraw. The exuberant Celtic music of Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island reflects the dance-driven rhythms of the ancient strathspeys, reels and jigs, played with joy and drive on the fiddle, pipes, and guitar. The fiddle and bagpipes have had a long, close relationship in the Scottish Gaelic communities going back to at least the 18th-century, and this program unleashes the incredible energy of this combination of instruments, varied with traditional Cape Breton step-dance, piano, and Gaelic song.