We are thrilled to have Robin Bullock and his masterful guitar, cittern and mandolin playing at 333 again! His latest project is an adaptation of J.S. Bach's iconic solo cello suites to the mandolin, so we should hear some of that - as well as his lovely renditions of Irish harp music and his exciting jigs, reels, and original works.
Biography: A Washington native now living in North Carolina, Robin Bullock has been describer as a "Celtic Guitar God" - he's familiar to audiences in the DC/Baltimore region from his work with the renowned trio Helicon. He's recorded more than a dozen CDs and performed with many other luminaries on the traditional and folk music scenes.
Robin is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of the southern Appalachians and evocative original compositions all find a musical common ground in Robin's music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and American traditions.