http://www.myspace.com/cantriphq – Cantrip is a quartet of Scottish traditional musicians that positively crackles with energy. The name itself, which is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief, aptly evokes both the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements and the inherent and compelling potency of their native Scottish traditions. By interweaving the individual elements of dual fiddles provided by Jon Bews and Gavin Marwick; Scottish Bagpipes and flute by Dan Houghton and Guitar, Bouzouki and Banjo by Cameron Robson, Cantrip creates a musical fabric of the finest colours and textures. It is a sound that is driving and inspiring in the reels and jigs, sensitive and contemplative in the slow airs and never without a touch of humour. This skill and enthusiasm radiate out in their live performances as well as their recorded material.
Wednesday September 12 – Mariel Vandersteel and Jordan Tice – www.marielvandersteel.com
Wednesday September 19 – Christian “Junior” Stevens – solo no one can hear
Wednesday September 26 – Owen Marshall & Lindsay Straw: Beauty and the Beast