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Saturday, December 28 at 8 p.m. on witf's Center Stage
Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter and fiddle player, is a founding member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Guitarist Joe Newberry picked up the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association Award for Best Gospel Song for “Singing as We Rise.” Mike Compton, mandolin, is a Grammy winning artist, and nominated IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year. Jason Sypher, upright bass, performs and records with Irish musicians such as Grammy winning vocalist Susan McKeown.
The title of Laurelyn's song cycle is The Gathering: A Winter's Tale in Six Songs. The group of performers decided to use it as the basis for a holiday album and a live tour. Different members of the group brought in seasonal music and together created the program. They performed it at the Carlisle Theatre in 2012. They also dropped by the witf studios to talk about the project.
For this holiday season Center Stage features music from their program, including the entire song cycle and selections such as "O Holy Night", "Old Ebenezer Scrooge", "On This Christmas Day" and others.
This week's show also features a Center Stage Spotlight on the Celtic band, Cormorant's Fancy, based in the
To round out the evening, the popular Mechanicsburg-based duo, Voxology drops in bringing some of their original holiday tunes. Join us.
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