7:30pm Saturday, February 11, 2023
Concert admission $20, prepaid online $15; age 12 & under free. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the info desk during the day and at the door until they sell out. Tickets can be ordered online by midnight, February 10; pick up at Will Call. Order here.
One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart-toppers TALISK has toured the world, stacking up major awards for their explosively energetic, artfully woven sound, – including Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation.
“Incredibly infectious and endearing . . . fresh, invigorating, accomplished.” –Songlines
The band fuses concertina (Mohsen Amini), guitar (Graeme Armstrong) and fiddle (Benedict Morris) to produce a ground-breaking, multi-layered signature that has captivated audiences around the globe. At its core, three seemingly acoustic instruments – but in the hands of three master craftsmen, one unmistakable, bold sound and captivating live show.
“Talisk has clearly reinvigorated traditional sounds for a younger audience . . . as many students in the audience as there were pensioners.” –Scott Murphy, The Wee Reviews
Ground-breaking, chart-topping, genre-bending, globetrotting, instantly enthralling… it’s little wonder that Talisk ranks highly among the most in-demand folk-based groups to emerge from Scotland in the last decade and more.
“Echo” Live at BBC Scotland Watch video
The Hryhory Kytasty Cleveland School of Bandura
The bandura is the instrument that best embodies the voice and soul of Ukraine. From a musical perspective, the bandura unifies acoustic principles of both the lute and the harp. This produces a sound that is emphatic and gentle, resembling that of a harpsichord, but with a wide range of dynamics and tonal control.
The music of the bandura has greatly enriched the northeast Ohio community. Members of the Hryhory Kytasty Cleveland School of Bandura in Parma, Ohio have performed in Taras Shevchenko concerts, Plast Scouts of Ukraine (similar to Boy Scouts of America), church and community events, concerts and festivals.
The bandura’s development closely reflects the history of the Ukrainian nation, dating back hundreds of centuries. It was first noted in a 6th century Greek chronicle in reference to warriors from Ukrainian territories who played lute-like instruments. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it became prominent in the courts of Eastern Europe and among the Ukrainian Cossacks.
Students Alex (Sashko) and Yuriy with Instructor Taisa Kulyk playing “Від Синього Дону до Сивих Карпат” (“From the Blue Don to the Grey Carpathians”) Watch video
Liz Bullock is a Board Certified Music Therapist and singer-songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. Her original music is heavily influenced by folk, blues and soul. Liz has worked as a freelance singer with multiple blues and jazz groups throughout the city of Cleveland. She has opened for artists such as Dionne Warwick and J.D. Souther. Liz also works as a medical Music Therapist, which allows her to connect with her community and help patients heal through the therapeutic use of music. Liz’s original music combines her powerful vocals with thoughtful lyrics to make for an engaging listening experience.
Applause Performances: Liz Bullock with Gavin Coe Watch video
Bonnis & The King
Spanning genres of Americana, Swing and Soul music, Andrew Bonnis, an Ohio native, and Christine King, a Colorado transplant, stimulate the senses with eclectic covers and dazzling originals.
After meeting in Colorado, Andrew Bonnis and Christine King have played music together for almost a decade. The multi award winning duo has played in Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Asia. Andrew has also been a music instructor for over 16 years. Together, they’ve played in several different projects and also add other musicians to their original duo. Joining them for the Lake Erie Folk Fest is Anthony Papaleo, another highly acclaimed Cleveland musician who has toured extensively both nationally and internationally.
“Time and Memories” Watch video