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180923 RONN MCFARLANE AND AYREHEART * AGAR Chamber Music Series

Amherst Music Series

Amherst Glebe Arts Response
presents

Ronn McFarlane and Ayreheart


AGAR AND SECOND STAGE AMHERST
BRING GRAMMY-NOMINATED RONN McFARLANE AND AYREHEART BACK TO AMHERST

AT SECOND STAGE AMHERST  •  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 AT 4 PM

In between appearances in Richmond and Washington, DC, Ronn McFarlane and the Ayreheart Trio have made time to return to Amherst for a performance at Second Stage Amherst.

For centuries, the lute was considered the “prince of instruments,” and lute players were celebrities in royal courts across Europe. Ayreheart, a progressive folk trio founded by lutenist Ronn McFarlane, seeks to restore the instrument to its former glory – but in a modern context. Ayreheart’s concert in Amherst will stress their current fascination with Celtic music of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Brittany, as well as Ronn McFarlane’s recent original songs and tunes from the Renaissance.

During the Renaissance and Baroque eras, lute players were songwriters and pop stars who weren’t afraid to improvise. In a manner not so different from their predecessors, the three members of Ayreheart – McFarlane on lute, Willard Morris on fretless bass, violin and colascione, and Mattias Rucht on percussion – all show in their energetic performances their backgrounds in rock and jazz.

Ronn McFarlane’s original compositions draw influence from Celtic music, American folk, jazz, and bluegrass, making a case for the lute as a versatile instrument worth incorporating into modern popular music. With Ayreheart, McFarlane is reinventing the lute, giving the instrument its own renaissance, and bringing it to contemporary audiences with eclectic tastes.
Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 4:00 pm

Where: Second Stage Amherst
194 Second Street, Amherst, VA 24521

Individual tickets:
Adults/Seniors $15,  Students k-12 - $2,  College Students $5 
Family $24 (up to six persons when in combination of children & adults)

AYREHEART
RONN MCFARLANE (LUTE)
,
WILLARD MORRIS (Mandolin, Colascione, violin, Fretless bass),
MATTIAS RUCHT (Frame Drum, CAJON, UDU DRUM, VARIOUS PERCUSSION)

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE PERFORMERS

Seating is limited, reservations are recommended.

Produced by Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) PO Box 117, Clifford VA 24533 

(434) 989-3215. Director of Program Development for the music series is Anthony Harvey.
This chamber music series is supported in part by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Specifications
Season Tickets includes 7 concerts, or 4 concert half-season. 7 ticket season for $90 or 4 ticket half-season ticket $52.50
Individual Concert tickets: $15 Adults and Seniors, $5 College Students, $2 Children (K-12)
Credit cards only accepted through LynchburgTickets.com.
All tickets will be held at Will Call. Available for pickup when you arrive for the concert.
For more information: Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. 434-989-3215 or AGARVA@aol.com
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