House Concert Bothel Neighborhood
Friday, July 15 7:00 PM Seattle, WA
(Drinks/Appetizers at 6:30)
Contact Susan McCroskey email@example.com
Sweet Spring Concerts
Sunday, July 17 3:00 PM
St Luke’s Episcopal Church, in the sanctuary.
525 N5th Ave Sequim, WA
Small bites for intermission and after the show (tea munchies)
Suggested Donation: $15,20, 25. Pay what you can and come.
Contact: Donna Willy firstname.lastname@example.org
Join father/son duo John and Tyler Weed with Stuart Mason for an evening of Celtic and Nordic fiddle tunes, old-timey mountain music, and American song. The talented trio will trace the music of the Emerald Isles and follow it to one of its many landing spots in the United States. Watch the folk process unfold as John Weed and Uncle Stu Mason, two members of West Coast Celtic power house Molly’s Revenge and Nordic band New World String Project, pass this musical lineage to next-gen banjo, mandolin, and guitar virtuoso Tyler Weed. The event will feature new compositions on tenor banjo from Tyler Weed, a fresh voice upcoming in the West Coast scene.
Tyler Weed was raised in a musical family, hearing his mother and father playing fiddle since birth. Tyler has been taught guitar and banjo licks from “Uncle” Stuart Mason since his first days strumming a guitar. Tyler is a six time recipient of Santa Cruz Redwood Camp Teen Band scholarship, and has been awarded the Big Sur Fiddle Camp scholarship twice. Tyler’s composition, “Tyler’s Ancient Jig” was featured in Molly’s Revenge’s latest release, “The Lucky Set.”
John Weed, fiddler for Molly’s Revenge and New World String Project, is a classically-trained violinist who has spent the last 25 years immersed in various fiddle styles. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He has honed his skills since, attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. With an affinity for American fiddle styles, John explores the connections between Irish, Scottish, Swedish, and old time fiddle.
Veteran artist Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals and nimble skills on guitar, mandola, and banjo. He is a member of the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has performed at festivals in China, Scotland, Ireland, and many of the United States. He also tours with old time quartet SLO County Stumblers, Nordic quartet New World String Project, and in a duo with fiddler John Weed.