Thu Mar 30
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The magnificently rich sound of two acoustic guitars conjures up the ancient musical landscapes of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany in the hands of Celtic guitar masters Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock (founding member of Baltimore's legendary world-folk trio Helicon). These two virtuosos together in concert, surrounded by guitars - and the occasional cittern, mandolin or banjo - and completely relaxed with their audience, form an irresistible onstage synergy. Traditional airs, jigs and reels blend with the timeless harp compositions of Ireland's legendary bard Turlough O'Carolan, hypnotic Breton dances, rollicking Appalachian fiddle tunes and soulful meditations from both sides of the Atlantic, as two of North America's leading Celtic guitarists join forces to create a uniquely beautiful sonic experience.
Steve and Robin met as instructors at the Swannanoa Gathering's Guitar Week in 2000, sat down to share a few tunes informally, immediately realized that something very special was happening, and proceeded to capture that magic on their debut duo CD Celtic Guitar Summit. Honored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine with three "Editor's Picks" awards as one of the top CDs of the year, Celtic Guitar Summit "sheds new light on O'Carolan's enchanting melodies and on the long history of Ce`tic music they inspired," according to the Washington Post. Sing Out! hailed Celtic Guitar Summit as "a shimmering collection of haunting melodies, ringing tones and consummate musicianship," while Dirty Linen warned that the CD was "guaranteed to lower your blood pressure. Other side effects may include uncontrollable smiling and blissful humming."
Since then, Steve and Robin have toured as a duo whenever their schedules would allow, on both coasts of the U.S as well as in Canada and Italy, made cameo appearances on each other's solo CDs, and finally, in 2014, teamed up in the recording studio again for their long-awaited second CD, Alone and Together, earning five-star rave reviews from Amazon to AllMusic.
Check out these YouTube videos:
Celtic Guitar Duet / "Danse des Deux Pommes Frites" / Steve Baughman & Robin Bullock
Celtic Guitar Duet by Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock Dans Keff Avec
Showtime: 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/12 am GMT
Limited in-person seats: $25/ $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Advance sales end 1 hr before showtime; tickets can be purchased at the door if any remain.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active for one week