Boxwood Festivals






Music of Maritime Canada and beyond

Chris NORMAN - flutes, pipes, vocals

Robin BULLOCK - guitar, cittern, mandolin, piano

Chris Norman & Robin Bullock have been playing together since 1987 as two-thirds of the world music trio Helicon. They collaborated on Chris' groundbreaking albums Man With the Wooden Flute and Beauty of the North, which both made the Billboard Crossover charts in the 1990's. They share an ecclectic repertoire that includes Celtic music from Chris' native Nova Scotia, Ireland, Scotland, and American Old-Time music, art music of the 18th century baroque, and original compositions. Their concert will include solos and duos that sing across the centuries.

$5 (Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library $4)
This pricing is made possible by the Friends of the Willimsburg Regional Library Foundation.
More info at the WRL website.


Chris NORMAN - flutes, small pipes, songs

World-renowned flute-player Chris Norman is one of the foremost tradition bearers playing the music of Maritime Canada: dances, airs and songs from Nova Scotia, Acadia and Quebec as well as roots music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, the U.S.A. Dazzling arrangements featuring one of the finest traditional flute players of our time with pipes, whistle, guitar, mandola, harp, oboe and vocals bring music bursting to life, leaving audiences with a deeper appreciation of how traditional music sings across the centuries with timeless beauty, wit, and vitality.

Robin BULLOCK - guitar, cittern, mandolin, piano

Robin Bullock's virtuosity on guitar, mandolin and cittern has been called "breathtaking" by Guitar Player Magazine. Robin is a winner of Editor’s Pick and Player’s Choice Awards from Acoustic Guitar Magazine, multiple Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Governor’s Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, a bronze medal at the National Mandolin Championships in Winfield, Kansas, and the Swannanoa Gathering's Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement in musicianship and teaching. He maintains a busy international touring schedule, performing solo, in Celtic duos with guitarist Steve Baughman and four-time National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards, and as sideman with Grammy Award-winning folk icon Tom Paxton. Robin's sixteen solo and collaborative CDs include the holiday albums Christmas Eve is Here and A Guitar for Christmas, volume one of the first-ever complete recording of the Bach Cello Suites on solo mandolin, and most recently his debut duo CD with harp champion Sue Richards, Highland Ramble. An experienced and respected instructor, Robin has taught at many of North America's leading music camps and festivals, and now runs his own Robinwood Guitar Retreat in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

SATURDAY APRIL 27, 10 am - 12 noon

$30 per person

In this two-hour workshop Chris will cover the fundamentals of playing traditional folk music on the modern Boehm flute and simple system wooden flute. Our focus will be the music of Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, Quebec, American Old-Time highlighting some of the similarities and differences in this musical dialects. The workshop is open to players of modern Boehm system flutes, simple-system wooden flutes, as well as 'D' penny whistles. Music will be be provided, so players need only bring their instruments and a music stand. A recording device is encouraged to capture examples, demonstrations, and the tunes. Please come early so we can start right on time to cover as much music as possible!

Registration coming soon . . .

Walk-In participation is welcome. You are also invited to email us with your name as well as the names of anyone else who may attend the workshop with you if you wold like to reserve a space.