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Celtic/Americana with Duo Rakish

March 29, 2024
  • 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
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    Friday, March 29, at 7:30pm. Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn unite to form “Rakish.” The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Yet “rakish” itself also suggests something strikingly unconventional in its appearance, and Maura and Conor knowingly embrace this wealth of connotation in their music, drawing on the music they grew up with and performing it with their own slant. Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for old traditional tunes, chamber music and improvisation. Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, wields the technical range of a classical violinist and the deep sensitivity of a traditional musician. Conor, a native to the Irish music communities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, makes his home in Boston, MA, playing and teaching guitar. As a duo, they have performed at venues and festivals across North America and can be found teaching at fiddle camps across the country. Come enjoy a night of music as we celebrate Rakish’s first Cultural Center performance. $25. Tickets available at www.cultural-center.org or by calling 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.  

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    Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc.

    307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664