333 Coffeehouse

333 Coffeehouse
Lilt (with special guests)

Friday Sep 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Annapolis Friends Meeting (Annapolis,MD)

We're excited to bring back our favorite purveyors of "pure drop" Irish traditional music, Keith Carr and Tina Eck. They will be joined by renowned sean nos dancer Agi Kovacs and bodhran player Jim Stickley. This should be a super night of Irish traditions!

Also, this concert will include the awards ceremony for the 2017 Fred Benjamin Peace Writing Competition, a statewide essay contest for middle school students.


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Biography: Lilt is a duo that plays Irish traditional music in the "pure drop" manner. That is, they play the music that is heard in pubs all over Ireland, at Irish dances and ceilis, and at social celebrations. Tina Eck and Keith Carr are both prominent players in the Washington DC area; the pair met several years ago in the Irish session scene in Washington, and began performing as a duo. Their music is played with passion and virtuosity, and covers the genre's full range of expression, from lively reels and jigs to haunting airs. Keith plays the ten-string Irish bouzouki, tenor banjo, and mandolin, and he sings. His musical background includes many years as a performing guitarist, plus extensive classical training in trumpet and piano. In addition to performing, he teaches bouzouki, banjo, mandolin, and bodhrn, and is on the faculty of the Washington Conservatory of Music program at Glen Echo Park. Tina, the recipient of a 2011 Maryland State Arts Council grant for solo world music performance, plays the Irish wooden flute and tinwhistle. She has performed at countless sessions, festivals, dances and concerts in the Washington area. She has traveled to Ireland frequently and has learned technique and repertoire from some of the best traditional flute players in Ireland and the USA.

Agi Kovacs

Biography: Agi Kovacs was born in Hungary, where as a child she was selected to study at the Hungarian National Ballet Institute in Budapest. She was trained in classical ballet, Hungarian folk dance and historical dances. She moved to the USA in the 1990s and started her own family here in DC. A few years later she started her dance career again, performing and teaching Sean Nos (old style Irish) dance to all ages. She has been a principal dancer with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble for the past 7 years and continues to travel around the world performing, teaching and spreading the joy of different percussive dance styles. Agi has performed around our region and in New York, Canada, Ireland, and England. She is a prominent teacher of tap, clogging and flatfooting at dance studios in the DC/MD/VA area.

Jim Stickley

Biography: Jim Stickley began drumming at the age of eight. He studied percussion at JMU, and after graduating served as a snare drummer in the US Army’s Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps. He also spent 10 years teaching elementary band in Fairfax County Public Schools and instructing various high school percussion sections, marching and concert, throughout the county. Jim was the lead drummer for the City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums for 5 years, and during that period he began playing bodhran in the Northern Virginia session scene. An active session player, often found at O’Connell’s in Old Town Alexandria, Jim also performs often with Lilt and has recorded with Josh Dukes, Dylan Foley and John Kerr.

Venue Information for
Annapolis Friends Meeting
Driving Directions: The Meeting House is at 351 DuBois Road in Annapolis, MD (21401).

From Annapolis and points east/north via US 50/301: take exit 24B onto MD 70, Rowe Blvd. Turn right at the first light onto N. Bestgate Rd. Turn left in about 500 ft onto DuBois Road. Proceed to the end of DuBois Rd (about a third of a mile) and turn left into the AFM parking lot.
From Washington via US 50/301: take exit 24; bear left on the exit toward Bestgate. Turn left at light onto MD 70, Rowe Blvd, to cross under US 50/301. Turn right at the first light onto N. Bestgate Rd. Turn left in about 500 ft onto DuBois Road. Proceed to the end of DuBois Rd (about a third of a mile) and turn left into the AFM parking lot.
Map: https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203389195213600173952.0004f5a0eafeedf3f86f3&msa=0&ll=38.99614,-76.518874&spn=0.021613,0.029655

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