Saturday, March 23, 2024, 7-9 pm, Location TBD
Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions. Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion joins Conor Hearn who plays guitar for Soulsha, The Galen Frasier Quartet, TriHearn, and Pumpkin Bread.
The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Yet “rakish” itself also suggests something strikingly unconventional in its appearance, and Maura and Conor knowingly embrace this wealth of connotation in their music, drawing on the music they grew up with and performing it with their own slant. In a performance that toes the line between concert music and session music, Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for old traditional tunes and chamber music.