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Date:
March 18, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Location:
Hampton History Museum
Address:
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Contact:
757-727-1102
Cost:
Museum members free, non-members $5
PD from FB 5 2020
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Poisoned Dwarf

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Keep the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day going a wee bit longer…Poisoned Dwarf returns for their annual presentation of driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, Virginia has entertained audiences in many different settings for years. The Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish Small-Pipes, banjo, a variety of percussion instruments (including bones and bodhran), accordion, and of course fiddle, are all brought to the dance for Poisoned Dwarf performances. Their love for the music and the playing of it is always obvious from the first note, so while listening to, and seeing Poisoned Dwarf’s melding of one tune after another, you’ll dance. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Seating and capacity are limited.

Poisoned Dwarf, a four-piece band from the Williamsburg Virginia, plays driving traditional Celtic music. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, the band has entertained audiences in many different settings since 2001.

The Irish flute, whistle, Scottish Small-Pipes, a variety of percussion instruments (including bones and bodhran), accordion, and of course fiddle are all brought to the dance for Poisoned Dwarf performances. Their love for the music and the playing of it is always obvious from the first note, so while listening to and seeing Poisoned Dwarf’s melting of one tune after another, you'll want to dance. For the band, the tunes matter most. Tunes under the traditional music umbrella are virtually living organisms and since there are an infinite number of ways to approach every tune it is best to allow them to breathe and continue to evolve. Our straightforward arrangements of these tunes into Sets allow our playing of the Sets (and the tunes within them) to evolve as well.

As this inviting body of tunes continues to grow, so too do the numbers of listeners, dancers, and musicians eager to join in the fun associated with it. They love the music and hope listeners enjoy their playing of it as much as they enjoy playing it. While respecting and taking the tradition of traditional music making seriously, they avoid taking themselves too much so. After all, compared to the growing party under an ever expanding umbrella of great tunes and great music, they’re mere dwarves.

Poisoned Dwarf are Thomas DeRose, Stewart Pittman, Lance Pedigo, Mei-Li Garcia and Patrick Rooney.