Interpreters of the music of the sea

Jun 12, 2012
William Pint and Felicia Dale

Belfast — Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., will welcome back William Pint and Felicia Dale Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. to again delight listeners with their masterful interpretations of music of the sea. Traditional and contemporary, this Seattle-based duo will take the audience on a lyrical and nautical voyage around the world.

Along with Pint's energetic guitar style and evocative voice, one of the attractions of their performances is Dale’s hurdy-gurdy, an instrument whose origins date back to the 12th century. It is basically a hand-cranked violin with a keyboard which, in her practiced hands, can gently roll like a deep sea swell or wail like bagpipes.

Pint and Dale have performed together around the world for more than 20 years, collecting songs from the British Isles, the coastal regions of France, the Canadian Maritimes and the United States.. Nine albums to date showcase their powerful harmonies and dramatic instrumental work including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, penny whistle and hurdy-gurdy.

Suggested donation is $10. Refreshments will be served, and CDs will be available for purchase. For more information, call 338-0001.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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