Date(s) - Saturday, December 15, 2018
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Baltimore-based trio, Helicon (with Chris Norman, Ken Kolodner, Robin Bullock) with special guests Charm City Junction and The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet. Internationally renowned traditional folk musicians–Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, hammered mbira); Chris Norman (wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes, piano); and Robin Bullock (guitar, cittern, mandolin, piano)—play a unique blend of original, seasonal and traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Far East–a great way for families to kick off the holiday season with an extremely energetic and varied performance. Kolodner’s son, Brad Kolodner, will join the fun as a guest on clawhammer banjo, fiddle and vocals (a frequent winner/finalist of national banjo contests, former Strathmore Hall Artist in Residence, WAMU DJ, 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award Winner). Joining Ken and Brad is one of the best knownold-time musicians in the U.S. Rachel Eddy (fiddle, vocals, guitar), along with fellow the mid-Atlantic’s go-to bassist, Alex Lacquement. Charm City Junction features button accordionist Sean McComisky (son of Irish music legend Billy McComiskey) and fiddler Patrick McAvinue (The 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddler of the Year), Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement. Charm City Junction’s new CD Duckpin recently hit #3 on The Billboard Bluegrass Charts. Returning once again to join the fun is the electric North American Irish step-dance champion Jonathan Srour.
Helicon toured widely throughout North American and Europe for many years. The members ceased touring in 1998 to pursue solo careers. They are internationally recognized as among the finest practitioners of their respective instruments, recording over 50 recordings. Together, the members of Helicon continue to work their magic year after year. The trio has Baltimore roots: Kolodner was born here and still resides in Baltimore, Norman lived in Baltimore since age 11 and now has returned to his native Nova Scotia; and Bullock now lives in NC but was originally from the DC area.
Tickets on sale 9/1/2018 at www.kenkolodner.com via credit card, or call 410-746-8387; $35 at the door; $30 in advance; $26 for groups of 15 or more; $23 for groups of 30 or more; $23 for kids under 14.