Photos for 2014
Here are more snapshots of recent performances, taken as we find an opportunity. These smaller shots link to denser, uncropped originals.
The True Life Trio joined us on October 25 to present their upcoming performance piece Like Never and Like Always. The trio of Leslie Bonnett, Juliana Graffagna, and Briget Boyle, joined by Gari Hegedus, draw on a deep background in Eastern European, Scandinavian, and other musics.
Well-known singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson joined us on September 13.
Some well-known local musicians have joined to perform Scandinavian music under the name Nykken. Barbary Grant sings in Norwegian and plays Celtic harp (shown here), cello, and button accordion; Verlene Schermer sings traditional and original songs in Swedish and plays nyckelharpa and harp guitar (both shown here) as well as fiddle, cittra, and hardingfele; and Kris Yenney sings harmonies and plays Hardanger cello d’Amore (Hardy for short) and nyckelharpa.
Great Scottish finger-style guitarist Tony McManus was our guest on June 21.
The Rowan Brothers, Chris and Lorin, live on June 7.
The group at least then known as the Trinity Trio joined us on May 31. They are Todd Denman, pipes and whistle; Diana Rowan, harp; and Eamonn Flynn, keyboard; joined by John Ward, guitar.
Cats of the KALW parking lot, as of May 21 and June 7. They are, left to right and top to bottom, Midnight, Monty, Striped Cat, White Lady, Little One, and the indominatable Tiger Mom. Below, Pu Yi, a parking lot alumnus who moved on to a different way of life.
The reknowned Irish-American band Solas, live on April 5: Seamus Egan, Eamon McElholm, and Winifred Horan; then Mick McAuley on accordion; and then singer Noriana Kennedy.
Up-and-coming Irish band FullSet appears live on our show March 29. From the left, they are Eamonn Moloney, bodhrán; Martino Vacca, pipes; Michael Harrison, fiddle and vocals; Teresa Horgan, flute and vocals; Janine Redmond, accordion; and Andrew Meeney, guitar.
Members of local Victorian manly male singing group Brass Farthing don modern garb for the radio audience on March 29.
Finest Kind (from Ottowa: Ian Robb, vocals and concertina; Ann Downey, vocals and bass; and Shelley Posen, guitar) shared their remarkable range of styles and outstanding vocal arrangements and harmonies on February 1.
Misner & Smith—Sam Misner and Megan Smith—combine poetic and resonant lyrics with great harmonies. You see them here appearing live on January 11.
Popular politically and socially conscious folk singer John McCutcheon is practically an annual winter visitor to our program. Here he is on January 11.