Presented by Asheville Music School and Milissa Ellison, this premiere event will feature over 27 celtic woodwind instruments, and most of them handmade!
The first in a series of historically-informed concerts, WINDSONG is a celebration of Celtic music: the folk and dance tunes of Galicia, Brittany, Ireland, Ulster, Scotland, Australia, and North America. The concert also features performances on 27 different woodwind instruments: Galician, Scottish and Irish bagpipes; modern, Baroque and Irish flutes; a couple of Civil War fifes; various concert and marching piccolos; a consort of recorders; and a quiet little 19th century flageolet…plus handmade high and low whistles galore! The concert features woodwind multi-instrumentalists Milissa Ellison and Connell Sanderson, along with guitarist David Polechko and percussionist Maggie Anderson. Dancers from the Drake School of Irish Dance in Atlanta, GA will also perform.
The WINDSONG concert is open to the public at no charge, and is exceedingly kid-friendly. Donations are encouraged and will go toward Asheville Music School (a non-profit organization) and its affiliate program the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund.