UC Berkeley undergraduate recital

this is what a table looks like when traditional music is happening

Last week I played in a small recital by the UC Berkeley Music Department undergraduates studying world music performance.  The concert featured Chinese erhu, traditional Indian singing, and traditional Irish flute.  I was, obviously, the one playing flute, and shared a spicy salad of traditional and neo-traditional tunes.  Joining me was local guitarist and fiddler Will Wheeler, whose keen chord choices were a real treat.  (Check out Will’s latest project – Golden Toad Music and Dance Camp – an upcoming festival that promises a week of sleepless musical bliss.)

Here are live recordings of our three-set performance.

Maids of Mitchelstown/I Buried My Wife/Cliffs of Moher:

Crow in the Sun:

Jim Donoghue’s/The Lilac/Sligo Creek:

This concert was a pleasure because its somewhat impromptu nature allowed for a casual approach to the music- a good reminder that playing ought to be fun!

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Saturday, May 8, 2010. Tags: , , , . flute, music, traditional music. 1 comment.