The Sounds of Skye: A House Concert featuring Music and Dance
Wednesday, August 7, 7 p.m. (sold out) and 9 p.m. (tickets still available!)
ABOUT THE EVENT
For her 6th year working with Music Carolina, Christina Soriano brings another evening of celebrated intergenerational dance to this year’s festival, this time in a house concert setting, where she will translate movement ideas to music performed by the Dan River Girls.
The Dan River Girls
The haunting, poignant music of this performance is a unique take on traditional and contemporary Celtic music and erases the line between ancient and modern with a rhythmic intensity that is intricately linked to dance. Many of the tunes are played in sessions throughout the Highlands of Scotland, and the specific arrangements heard here were worked out by the Dan River Girls in Scotland on the Isle of Skye. The result is a high-energy music whose momentum translates joyfully into dance and, in so doing, transforms the listener.
The Dan River Girls are three sisters from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who wow audiences with their close harmonies. Hailing from a musical family, Fiona Burdette (mandolin and cello), Ellie Burdette (bass), and Jessie Burdette (fiddle), began studying classical music at a young age and, for the last five years, have concentrated on both traditional and contemporary music from the mountains of Scotland and North Carolina.