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Clark Art Presents Scottish Dance Tunes Concert
08:00AM / Friday, March 01, 2024
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Friday, March 8 at 7 pm, the Clark Art Institute presents the musical ensemble Ruckus and their concert The Edinburgh Rollick: Music from the Niel Gow Collections, featuring Keir GoGwilt on violin. 
The concert takes place in the Clark's auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
Ruckus, a shapeshifting group with a playful approach to classical music, explores the legacy of Niel Gow, eighteenth-century Scotland's most celebrated fiddler. His son Nathaniel further combined traditional and original dance tunes under the Gow name in six collections of strathspeys and reels. Ruckus and GoGwilt bring their foot-stomping, dance-forward approach to tunes from the Gow Collections of Strathspey Reels, Books 1 and 2 (1784, 1788). Gow's dance tunes are full of the signature "Scotch snap" and rhythmic drive familiar to lovers of traditional Scottish dance, along with a refined lyricism.
Ensemble members include:
  • Doug Balliett, bass and viola da gamba
  • Rami El-Aasser, percussion
  • Elliot Figg, harpsichord
  • Keir GoGwilt, violin
  • Paul Holmes Morton, guitars
  • Clay Zeller-Townson, double reeds
Tickets $10 ($8 members, $7 students, $5 children 15 and under). Accessible seats available; for information, call 413 549 0524. 
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