Alex Cumming and Louise Bichan— 8/25/19

Potluck: 12:30pm | Concert: 2:00pm | Admission: $15/person

 

Alex Cumming is a traditional singer, accordionist, pianist and dance caller hailing from Somerset, England, now living in Greater Boston, MA. He performs songs and tunes from around the United Kingdom and America with a great depth of knowledge of the tradition. Alex has made his mark on the folk scene with his rhythmic dance-able accordion style, strong voice and his fun and engaging stage presence.

As well as performing live, Alex has starred in prime time TV shows including BBCs Edwardian Farm and played live sessions for BBC Radio. In 2014, Alex obtained a BMus Hons. in Folk & Traditional Music from Newcastle University, the only degree program of its type in England.

Alex is also an experienced teacher and workshop leader. He has run group workshops for many schools and some of the top folk festivals.

Alex is currently on the Board of Directors at the Folk Arts Center of New England and is Interim Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford, MA.

Learn More: http://www.alexcummingmusic.com/

Louise Bichan is an artist and musician who grew up in Orkney, a group of islands in the north of Scotland. As a fiddle player, Louise enjoys a wide variety of music, but mostly plays and writes folk and traditional Scottish music. 

Louise has been playing the fiddle since the age of eight, taught in school by Douglas Montgomery (SaltfishfortyThe Chair) and through fiddle classes at the Orkney Traditional Music Project (OTMP). While still in school, Louise appeared on stage in many venues across the UK and abroad, with different groups such as Hadhirgaan (school fiddle group lead by Douglas Montgomery) and the OTMP, including Yn Chruinnaght on the Isle of Man,the North Atlantic Fiddle ConventionCeltic Connections, the Edinburgh Fiddle Festival, the Traditional Music Awards in Glasgow. 

Learn more about Louise on her website: https://www.louisebichan.co.uk/

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