The Sultans of String return to Maine
New England Celtic Arts partnering with the Kingfield POPS will present The Sultans of String at The Herbert Hotel in Kingfield on Sunday, Sept. 30; at Unity Center for the Performing Arts in Unity Maine on Tuesday, Oct. 2; at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, Oct. 3; and at the Dexter Middle School in Dexter on Thursday, Oct. 4. Curtain at The Herbert, Skye, and Dexter are 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Unity. A pre-show jam session starts at Skye and Unity one hour prior to curtain.
Recently seen on MPBN, The Sultans of String return to Maine to launch the 11th season for the Kingfield POPS. The Sultans will perform at the annual Kingfield POPS festival with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in June 2013. They are coming into the region to work in school systems in Franklin County and will also perform concerts in several communities in preparation for the 2013 event. This tour will feature Sultans founder Chris MacKhool and multi instrumentalist Devin Laliberté. A meet and greet will be held at The Herbert where audience members can talk with the artists before the show. Space will be limited at that event and reservations are suggested.
Experience the Sultans of String Duo show. Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar), the songwriters behind the music, take you on a musical journey around the world!
McKhool met Laliberté just as the guitarist was coming off the road from touring around the world with Jesse Cook and cross Canada with The Chieftains. When McKhool (who has performed with Jesse Cook, Pavlo, Club Django) first heard guitarist Laliberté’s rumba rhythm their musical mind-meld created Sultans of String’s sound – the intimate and playful relationship between the violin and the flamenco guitar. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, creating soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people.
Larger than the sum of its parts, this dynamic duo take you on a journey to hear the horses of Sable Island, underwater to hear the calls of Luna the Whale, and on the silk road through Spain and the Middle East, through the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, and then back to Canada for a trip to the majestic Arctic.
The The Herbert Hotel is located at 246 Main Street in Kingfield, Skye Theater is located 3 miles West of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Rd and US RT. 2 in South Carthage. UCCPA is at 42 Depot Street in Unity. Ticket price is $15.00 at the door. For reservations at The Herbert Call (207) 491-3330; at Skye Theatre call (207) 562-4445; or UCCPA at (207) 948-7469. Reservations are strongly suggested at all three venues.
More information is available at: http://www.necelticarts.com