Tuesday, 11 December 2012

House Concert with Rosalyn and Frank - 14 Dec 2012


Friday December 14th, Rosalyn and Frank will perform a house concert hosted by Terry McGovern in Manotick. Concert starts at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm. Suggested donation $20.00

Bring your favourite drink. Light snacks provided. Please contact Terry by email if you wish to attend:
mcgovet /at/ rogers \dot\ com

You are invited for an old time session after the performance, so bring your acoustic instruments!

Rosalyn Dennett & Frank Evans met at a hot summers old-time festival down in West Virginia. When Rosalyn began spending time in Frank's hometown of Toronto, they quickly began playing and performing together on a regular basis. Rosalyn's original music is a slight departure from her role in the all-female roots quartet Oh My Darling. She wipes off the polish, and delivers a raw sound with both her fiddle and voice, that's intense and deeply intuitive. Combined with the virtuoso and daring banjo playing of Frank Evans, the two put on a live performance that is rooted in tradition, whilst searching for a unique sound; they'll be banging at your heartstrings and sawing at your soul.

Rosalyn, Dirk Powell and Oh My Darling at Tonder Fest, Denmark:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKKxvUi-btg

Frank Evans with Kitgut String Band,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujaL5ywImFg

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Rosalyn Dennett is a violinist & singer/songwriter, mostly in that order. She plays as a solo performer and a side player, as well as being a member of the all-female Roots quartet Oh My Darling, and duo Dennett & de Groot with banjoist Allison de Groot. She has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Roots Album "Oh My Darling" and "Sweet Nostalgia" and has released 3 highly acclaimed full length albums that have all reached the top of the Roots/Folk charts across Canada and Europe. Rosalyn has performed sold out shows across Europe and Canada including performing for Canada Day at Trafalgar Square in London (UK), Mainstage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and T√łnder Festival (DK), made her US debut performing with Oh My Darling at the Living Room in New York City. In the last couple of years she has opened for Tegan & Sarah, and Blue Rodeo with the band Oh My Darling, shared the stage with Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Le Vent du Nord and many more fine artists, and has given Fiddle workshops for the European World Of Bluegrass Festival (NL), The Maverick Festival(UK), the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and more.

Frank Evans grew up in a family of classical musicians in Toronto, which made his decision to play clawhammer banjo at the age of 10 all the more unlikely. Carving his own path, he developed a passion for Old Time Appalachian music, making regular excursions to festivals and competitions in the United States, eventually placing second in the banjo competition at the Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival (2011). With the guidance of Toronto banjo legend Chris Coole, Evans recorded his first CD, "Big Meal Time" with his brother Max. The two founded the highly popularKitgut Stringband in 2008, performed regularly in Toronto, and recorded the CD, "Rebel Raid". He formed the bluegrass outfit Slocan Ramblers in 2010, who are currently releasing their album "Shaking Down the Acorns" produced by Juno award winner Andrew Collins. Frank broke with convention one again when he began exploring jazz music, becoming the first banjo player to attend the jazz program at the Humber College of Music. Frank currently resides in Toronto and is in high demand as a session player, performing and recording with Oh My Darling, Annie Lou, Hamstrung Stringband, Foggy Hogtown Boys, and many more.

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