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The Oxford Community Center
and Carpe Diem Arts
A Winter’s Eve of Revelry
Holiday Celebration of
Celtic and American Traditions of Music & Dance
OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER
200 Oxford Rd., Oxford, MD
Saturday, December 15, 2018 ~ 3 pm
LILT: Tina Eck and Keith Carr
with special guests Agi Kovacs, percussive dancer
and the St. Michaels Middle High School (SMMHS) Choir
The Oxford Community Center joins together with Carpe Diem Arts in presenting the 3rd annual "Winter's Eve of Revelry" at the Oxford Community Center on Saturday, December 15 at 3 pm.
Enjoy Irish and American song and dance in celebration of the holidays. Performers include the duo “Lilt” with Tina Eck on flute and Keith Carr on bouzouki and tenor banjo, and Moira Smiley, renowned for her work with VOCO, Seamus Egan, Solas, Malcolm Dalglish, and Jayme Stone.
Featured as special guests will be percussive dancer Agi Kovacs, bagpiper Randy Welch, and members of the St. Michaels Middle High School Choir under the direction of Amy Effler.
The Oxford Community Center is located at 200 Oxford Rd., Oxford, Maryland.
TICKETS: Tickets $20 general admission; FREE for kids under 12. Student and group rates available.
www.oxfordcc.org / 410-226-5904
This concert is presented by Carpe Diem Arts and the Oxford Community Center with support from the Talbot County Arts Council with revenues from the Maryland State Arts Council, Dock Street Foundation, Nancy A. Graham Memorial Fund.
and by individual contributors.
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FEATURED PERFORMERS
Moira Smiley is a singer/composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot, and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC & PBS television programs, NPR, and on more than 60 albums. She accompanies herself with banjo, accordion, piano and percussive movement, and when she’s not leading her own group, moira smiley & VOCO, Moira has toured with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish super-group, Solas, The Lomax Project and Billy Childs’ “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined.” She has also toured with Paul Hillier’s Theater of Voices and KITKA. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, features on BBC Radio3, and ABC Australia’s Books & Arts programs. Moira’s recordings feature spare, vocally driven collections of warped traditional songs, original polyphony and body percussion. She is a well-known choral composer (recent commissions include the Los Angeles Master Chorale) and arranger, with millions of singers around the world singing her works. In 2018, she released a solo album and choral songbook called ‘Unzip The Horizon.’
LILT: Tina Eck and Keith Carr
The Irish traditional duo LILT: Tina Eck (flute, tinwhistle, vocals) and Keith Carr (10-string bouzouki, tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) presents a collection of Irish traditional and contemporary tunes in a variety of forms -- jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas -- plus the occasional slow air and song. LILT loves and tries to capture the essentials of Irish traditional music: the boundless energy, wildness, and melancholy. Keith Carr is an ecologist, alongside being a renowned performer and music teacher; Tina Eck is originally from Germany and currently works as a German radio news correspondent when she is not playing music!
AGI KOVACS, percussive dancer
Agi Kovacs was born and raised in Hungary where as a young child she was selected to study at the Hungarian National Ballet Institute in Budapest, where she was trained in classical ballet, Hungarian folk dance and historical dances. She moved to the USA 21 years ago and started her own family here in DC. A few years later she started her dance career again, performing and teaching Sean Nos (old style Irish) dance to all ages. She has been a principal dancer with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble for the past 8 years and continues to travel around the world performing, teaching and spreading the joy of different percussive dance styles. Agi has performed at venues throughout DC, Maryland, Virginia, and New York, as well as in Canada, Ireland, and England. She also has been teaching at schools in DC/MD/VA and she is looking forward to another great year here at Knock On Wood Tap Studio.
Randy Welch: Randy Welch is a professional bagpipe player who makes his home in Easton. He’s performed for over 1,000 varied events over the past 20+ years, including annual Congressional receptions at the US Capitol and for the Maryland Senate chamber.
Members of the St. Michaels Middle High School Choir under the direction of Amy Effler will perform Moira Smiley’s popular arrangements of “Bring Me Little Water Sylvie” by Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and “They’re Red Hot” by blues musician Robert Johnson.
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Contact: Busy Graham Liza Ledford
Carpe Diem Arts Oxford Community Center
PO Box 64, Royal Oak, MD 200 Oxford Rd., Oxford, MD