Fiddler, Dancer Natalie MacMaster Takes Stage in Denison's Vail Series
Posted: September 29, 2007 / Last Updated: October 2, 2007
Fiddler and step dancer Natalie MacMaster stuns crowds around the globe with a talent that remains both raw and wondrously refined. Now the Vail Series is bringing MacMaster to Denison University for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 9) in Swasey Chapel. In addition to the concert, MacMaster will hold two informal workshops on Monday (Oct. 8) in Herrick Hall (on the upper campus), with opportunities to watch or participate: step dancing at noon and fiddling at 7 p.m.
Acclaimed for taking Celtic music to new heights, MacMaster's creativity and range expands the boundaries of the genre. With albums like "In My Hands," which fused jazz, Latin and the guest vocals of Alison Krauss, and the Grammy-nominated "My Roots Are Showing," MacMaster has made her mark on music history. She recorded her 2003 CD, "Blueprint," with the cream of American roots instrumentalists, including Bela Flack, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and Edgar Meyer. Two of MacMaster's CDs have charted on Billboard's Top 20 Selling World Music charts, and in 2006 she was one of the youngest people ever named a member of the prestigious Order of Canada -- Canada's highest civilian honor.
The Monday workshops held in Herrick Hall (500 West Loop) on the upper campus are free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. For the Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Dr.) concert on Tuesday, a limited number of tickets are being made available for sale to the general public. To order tickets, send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to the Vail Series (Denison University, P.O. Box 701, Granville, OH 43023) with a check made payable to Denison University in the amount of $15 for each ticket requested. For detailed program information, visit the Vail Series Web site at www.denison.edu/vailseries/ or call the Vail Hot Line at (740) 587-6557. Requests will be processed in the order received as space is determined and checks will be returned promptly if the concert is sold out.
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Denison University, Granville -- Vail Series "Step Dance With Natalie" workshop featuring Natalie MacMaster; Monday (Oct. 8), noon, Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6557 to confirm information.
Denison University, Granville -- Vail Series fiddling workshop featuring Natalie MacMaster; Monday (Oct. 8), 7 p.m., Herrick Hall (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6557 to confirm information.
Denison University, Granville -- Vail Series Concert featuring Natalie MacMaster; Tuesday (Oct. 9), 7:30 p.m., Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Dr.). Limited tickets are available to the general public at $15 each; call (740) 587-6557 to check on availability.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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