Saturday, February 17th 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Come enjoy the Flurry festivities at Caffe Lena! Relax with a beer or a bite to eat and a fine sampling of Flurry Festival bands through the afternoon.
Concerts are $10 each at the door (no reservations), or free with a Flurry wristband.
11:15 AM – 12:05 PM Quickstep: Adirondack Songs & Stories
John Kirk & Trish Miller present fiery fiddle tunes, folksongs and fancy footwork to audiences of all ages. John’s lyric voice, good sense of humor, and versatile instrumental skills have earned him widespread recognition in folk and traditional music circles. On fiddle, mandolin, and several other instruments, he has performed on stages from Carnegie Hall to mountain campfire gatherings. Trish Miller is known for her clogging, guitar & banjo. Both of them call square dances and have taught folk music & dance programs of over two decades together. They are often joined by yodelin’ Ed Lowman on bass, fiddle & vocals and occasionally by several other band mates when a big ensemble suits the occasion.
12:15 PM – 1:05 PM Alexis Chartrand & Nicolas Babineau
1:15 PM – 2:05 PM Drank the Gold
From Upstate New York, Oona Grady (fiddle/viola/vocals) and James Gascoyne (guitar/banjo/vocals) play and sing North Atlantic dance tunes and folk songs. Steeped in Irish music for as far back as she can remember, Oona spent many years living in Cork, Ireland, where she honed her skills as a fiddle player and Irish music specialist. Upon moving back to her hometown of Ithaca, NY, Oona immersed herself in the local traditional music scene and incorporated old time and Cajun tunes into her repertoire. Growing up outside Louisville, KY, James was surrounded by music from an early age; radio, vinyl records, church music, and live concerts were a part of daily life. Finding his own musical style as an adult, James always keeps his ears open for sounds – new, old, familiar, or strange. While singing and playing guitar and banjo with Drank The Gold, he delves into the traditions of American old time and Irish dance tunes, while keeping true to his borderless, experimental musical roots. Now based in Saratoga Springs, NY, Oona and James collaborate as Drank The Gold, bringing new perspectives and innovative arrangements to the music they love.
2:15 PM – 3:05 PM Annie & Jonny Rosen
Known for their fun and soulful band, Annie & the Hedonists, Annie and Jonny Rosen are a powerhouse musical couple. Today they will be performing as a duo blending their perfect harmonies with a hints of blues, acoustic folk, bluegrass, jazz, and gospel music.
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM Windbourne: Polyphonic Potpourri
The four Windborne singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.