Artist Huddle

Subscribe to our twice-monthly Zoom artist visits with guests from the across the realms of trad, folk and early music. Chris Norman is our host for these 1-hour sessions wherein we’ll get to know the artist, explore their musical ecosystem, learn a few tunes, songs, and dances as well as some tips during a Q & A. This subscription includes the Tune of the Month videos from Chris.

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Lisa Ornstein: Artist Huddle

Don’t miss this wonderful Artist Huddle with fiddle virtuoso Lisa Ornstein, an outstanding interpreter of the traditional music of French Canada and Appalachia, blending compelling and inventive playing with impeccable tune choice. Befriended by North Carolina fiddle legend Tommy Jarrell while she was in her teens, Lisa quickly became an accomplished

Alexis Chartrand: Artist Huddle

Our Huddle with Boxwood favorite, Alexis Chartrand, musician par-excellence and fiddler from Montréal is here.  Alexis has been active in the Québécois traditional music scene for his entire life; known for his energetic accompaniment of step-dancing and social dances. His interest in Québécois, Irish and Scottish fiddle styles informs his playing, along

Grey Larsen: Artist Huddle

You’ll enjoy our Artist Huddle with Grey Larsen,  a versatile and accomplished musician and an author of books on Irish music. As a wonderful bonus, we’re joined by his musical & life partner Cindy Kallet for a song and guitar. Grey leads a varied and rich musical life in Bloomington, Indiana

Hamish Moore: Artist Huddle

The influential piper & pipe maker Hamish Moore is our guest for a wonderful and wide-ranging Artist Huddle. Both as a piper and as a pipemaker, Hamish Moore has had a vital impact on the Scottish piping scene over the past three decades, particularly in what has become known as the

Hamish Napier: Artist Huddle

Be sure to check out this insightful and inspiring Huddle with Hamish Napier,  a multi-talented musician (flute, keyboards, song, composition and producer) from Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands. For over a decade he was an integral part of Glasgow’s vibrant folk music scene, whilst also touring in Europe and North America with Scottish folk quartet

Jane Lenoir: Artist Huddle

You’ll enjoy our Huddle with the virtuoso Brazilian Choro flutist Jane Lenoir. Jane grew up in a family of professional musicians in Tampa, Florida and left at 15 years old to study at Interlochen Arts Academy and later Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. She has a career spanning many different styles

Louise Mulcahy: Artist Huddle

Louise Mulcahy joined us for a memorable Artist Huddle rich with beautiful music and thoughtful insights. She  is an internationally renowned performer on both uilleann pipes and flute, and joined us for Boxwood Canada in 2016. She is a member of the highly acclaimed Mulcahy family, and with her father Mick

Lulian Pusca: Artist Huddle

Moldovan Pan Flute virtuoso Lulian Pusca shares a deep-dive into the history and traditions of the instrument. He plays the classic Hora Stacatto by Grigoraş Dinicu (April 3, 1889 – March 28, 1949), the famous Romanian composer and violinist at the 40:00′ mark. Many thanks to Lulian for pulling together so

Tim Cummings: Artist Huddle

Our guest is the wonderful Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Timothy Cummings. Tim is chiefly a piper and whistle player who enjoys an uncommonly diverse repertoire.  His music spans from contemporary and sacred music to the traditional melodies of the British Isles, Appalachia, Cape Breton, Brittany, and beyond. Tim is currently on

Rennie Pearson: Artist Huddle

It’s always exciting to touch-base with Ren, as he’s continually growing and applying his fearless Kiwi ingenuity to his music making. He plays regularly with his duo partner Oscar West in Polytropos, with fiddler Rob Zielinski, and the Irish dance group Celtica. Rennie started playing the Boehm system flute at an early age. Initially learning

Will Woodson: Artist Huddle

Enjoy a visit with wonderful Will Woodson: Portland, ME based piper, flute player, and pipe maker. We’ll chat about his musical path encompassing Scottish & Irish music and share some great tunes. Recently Will has been researching and discovering some great old tunes recorded in the 1920’s by Tom Morrison and the Four Provinces Orchestra.

Barry Shears: Artist Huddle

One of Cape Breton’s leading pipers. Barry was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NS, and is an acknowledged expert on the history of traditional piping in Nova Scotia and its intrinsic connection to the Gaelic language, music and culture. He comes from a musical family which includes 3 piping brothers. His first lessons in

Rachel Brown: Artist Huddle

Enjoy a special Huddle with the incomparable Rachel Brown. Best known for her eloquent and virtuosic performances on a huge range of flutes and recorders, Rachel is also an acknowledged authority on historical performance practice, an inspirational teacher and an entertaining and illuminating speaker. Whilst training on modern flute at Manchester

Catherine McEvoy: Artist Huddle

Here’ s a delightful visit with Irish flute player Catherine McEvoy. Born in Birmingham to parents from Roscommon, McEvoy is known for her vibrant flute-playing in the Sligo-Roscommon style. She was a recipient of the 2019 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Musician of the Year, a member of the group

Aifric Boylan: Artist Huddle

Beamed in from our 2021 our Boxwood Australia gathering, we visit a wonderful fiddle class with Aifric Boylan, a fiddler originally from Celbridge, on the River Liffey in County Kildare. Aifric has a keen interest in searching out rare older tunes and in this Huddle she shares her love of the Sliabh Luachra region of

Máirtín Staunton: Artist Huddle

You’ll enjoy this Feb. 20, 2021 Huddle with Máirtín Staunton, a flute player from Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo, Ireland. His punchy, rhythmic style reflects the music of west Mayo whilst encompassing a modern and fresh outlook. Born into a musical family spanning generations Máirtín began playing music on the tin whistle at

Hammy Hamilton: Artist Huddle

Long-time Boxwood favorite Colin ‘Hammy’ Hamilton joined us for an Artist Huddle on March 6, 2021. Hammy was born in Belfast in 1953 and started playing the Irish flute in the 70s and is also a traditional singer, writer and researcher in Irish traditional music. In 1979 he created the first

Shane Lestideau: Artist Huddle

Our Huddle with Shane Lestideau was a wonderful snapshot-visit with one of Australia’s leading crossover musicians. Shane is regular at our Boxwood events each year in Queenscliff, VIC Australia. She’s a musician with a wide-angle lens, focused via experiences on nearly every continent of the globe. Fortunate enough

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