During the day, Mari Black will conduct workshops - “Get Jammin” from 2 to 3:15 p.m., “Make it your Own” from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. and “Time to Compose” from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. For more info and to RSVP call 406-363-5491.
At 7 p.m. will be an energetic and engaging concert.
According to her website, “Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation.”
The Hamilton concert will be a “unique musical adventure” filled with “eclectic fiddle music from all around the globe.” Her style blends Celtic, American and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk and her original works. The concert will have, “unexpected twists, fun background stories and lots of toe-tapping for everyone!
“Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world.”
Larry McClosky, concert promoter for BSM, said the school is trying to bring a variety of music and cultures to the Bitterroot Valley.
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“I met Mari in Boston where I moved here from,” McClosky said. “She is phenomenal. She was born to play fiddle. I found out she was doing a Montana tour and she added us to it. She mostly plays Scottish music but will do a variety of music.”
This tour she has a guitar and bass player with her.
“She loves to teach and taught at Yale,” McClosky said. “Part of her show is that she’ll explain the music, the background like where it came from, and the style and where the style came from. She really educates her audience as she goes. I’m really looking forward to that, it’s a multiple-style music tour.
“People will absolutely love it, it will be toe-tapping great music with maybe some dancing in the aisles!”
Enjoy the folk music by Mari Black and ensemble on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Bitterroot School of Music, 100 Skeels Ave. in Hamilton.
Upcoming concerts at the Bitterroot School of Music include Brenda Castles and Joey Albarta (Irish Concertina and Uilleann Pipes) on April 11, and Kyle Carey (Gaelic Americana Singer Songwriter) on June 12.
For more information visit www.bitterrootschoolofmusic.org.