Wed Jan 16
Wednesday Noon Hours
Fire & Grace
Edwin Huizinga violin
William Coulter guitar
Baroque, Classical and Folk Traditions
J.S. Bach Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
Liquid Gold Suite compiled works of Bach, Finnegan and Keene
Trad. Irish and Bulgarian
Coulter An Daingean
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
12:00 noon, Barnett Hall
$5 at the door (cash only)
Fire & Grace is a unique collaboration between guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire & Grace’s repertoire is vast, ranging from Bach to Vivaldi, tango to Celtic tunes, traditional Bulgarian to American fiddle tunes and waltzes, all played with a sense of discovery and commitment to the elements of passion and virtuosity—fire and grace—found in these diverse traditions.
In Spring 2017, Fire & Grace toured to New Zealand with appearances at the UPSURGE Festival, the Festival of Colour, and the New Zealand School of Music. Fall 2017 brought appearances in Ireland alongside County Kerry singer Éilis Kennedy, including the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre and a variety of pubs and traditional settings. Fire & Grace’s self-titled debut album combines melodies from Argentina, Bulgaria, and Western Europe with dance elements from baroque and folk musical traditions. Forthcoming projects include an album with mandolin virtuoso Ashley Broder.
Fire & Grace will be releasing Fire & Grace in Ireland in the Fall of 2018. This film captures live performances of The Liquid Gold Suite, filmed in eight different venues in Ireland, ranging from chapels to pubs to cathedrals to the glorious seaside vistas of Slea Head, all filmed live in County Kerry.