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Bach’s Lunch Lecture: The Guitar in Irish Music – Influences and Evolutions

March 2, 2023 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

In Dan Faiella’s lecture on Thursday, March 2, we will learn how guitarists over the past 70 years have drawn on influences ranging from Delta blues to bouzoukis to create a home for the instrument within traditional Irish music.

About the Presenter:
Dan Faiella is a guitarist specializing in traditional Celtic music. Trained as an accompanist through years of playing for New England contra dances and alongside Irish fiddlers, he has performed at venues and festivals around the country with numerous traditional music groups, as well as in a duo with his sister and longtime musical collaborator, fiddler and singer Liz Faiella. In his solo playing, Dan’s fingerstyle arrangements of traditional songs and tunes draw extensively on techniques and ornamentation from traditional idioms such as Celtic harp playing and sean-nós singing. He has taught at various camps and festivals, including Maine Fiddle Camp, Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, and Boston Celtic Music Festival, in addition to ensemble and private lesson teaching.

Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10pm to 12:50pm on the first and second Thursdays of each month, October through May, in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord. No need to RSVP – just show up!

At this time, masks are optional in the building. Please visit our Covid webpage for more details on our safety protocols.

The Bach’s Lunch Series is sponsored by The Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund.

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March 2, 2023
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
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