CD release concert with Marcy Prochaska and the Hanshaw Trio
Hammered dulcimer artist Marcy Prochaska has completed a new album of instrumental Christmas music. Recorded at Electric Wilburland, What Child Is This? features hammered dulcimer with bowed psaltery, guitar, recorder, and fiddle.
Some of the pieces are familiar, such as "Silent Night" and "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," while others are new, like "Fallen," or less well-known, like "The Lord at First Did Adam Make." Together, these tunes tell a broad story of Christmas, looking back to the Fall in Eden that Christmas promises to redeem, and looking forward to Easter when that promise was fulfilled.
A release celebration and concert is scheduled at the Moosewood for Sunday, November 21, at 6:30pm. With the Hanshaw Trio, Marcy will present music from the new CD as well as selections from her debut album, No Loose Threads, and the trio's mostly Celtic repertoire. Besides Marcy, Hanshaw includes Jerry Drumheller on fiddle and Craig Higgins on guitar and mandolin. Their work appears on two of the new CD's medleys, "Easter Thursday / O Sacred Head Now Wounded," and "Hewlett / Silent Night."
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