Atlantic Crossing plays at Salisbury church
SALISBURY — On Friday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m., the 40th annual Salisbury Summer Performance Series (at the Salisbury Congregational Meetinghouse) will host the return of the lively traditional music of long-time series friends, Atlantic Crossing. Having performed across the U.S. and UK, they have been designated “American Masterpiece Artists” by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Folklife Center.
With their fiddles, guitar, mandolin, whistles, percussion and vocals, Rick Klein, Viveka Fox, and Peter Macfarlane will perform their special mix of songs from Quebec, Maritime Canada, the British Isles, and New England. In recent performances and recordings, they have introduced original songs based on regional lore and arrangements of songs drawn from the Flanders Collection of New England Folk Music at Middlebury College.
Their performances and recordings (the most recent being “Glory of the Day,” 2016) testify, as one reviewer noted, to the complex and interwoven history of New England culture and music. All the traditions benefit from their rich harmonies, driving rhythms, emotional expression, and abiding sense of fun.
This will be the second event in the Summer Performance Series, which will continue, with the exception of July 12, on Friday evenings through Aug. 9 at the historic, but handicapped accessible, 1838 meetinghouse in Salisbury Village. There is no admission charge; a free-will donation in support of the series is appreciated. Any receipts in excess of the expenses for the series will be applied to the continued restoration of the Salisbury landmark.
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