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13May
Cantrip: CD Release
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM The Burren Backroom
Date: May 13, 2020 to May 13, 2020
Where: The Burren Backroom, 247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, 02144
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Cantrip, Scotland's unique power trio returns with their fifth studio album. Swirling border pipes, raging fiddle, thunderous guitar and three rich voices blend to create a sound energetic enough to tear the roof off. After 20 years of touring, Cantrip has found a character like no other. Echoes can be heard of trad music from the 1960s and 70s, but the years have slowly infested their music with the sounds of funk, metal, bluegrass, swing, klezmer and anything else you could think of. Dan Houghton, Jon Bews and Eric McDonald stir the elements in a witches' cauldron, slowly coalescing into chaotic order. "Their music comes from wild landscapes and wild places of the spirit." -- The Orcadian. Check them out below. The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature. Ticket prices vary and there is a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to celtic@wgbh.org and we will send you the code. Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!

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