Sunday Series: Roaring Jelly East


Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 pm

Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport

 Roaring Jelly East, a musical group which meets weekly at the EAC, will be featured for a talk about traditional music and some instrument demonstrations. Rob McCall, the group's leader, says "The spirit of Roaring Jelly is strictly one of enjoyment and love of this old music: tunes that were written by no one and played by many, and which are enjoying a wide revival over the last several years. The point is not to stun listeners with our magnificent technique but simply to have a good time and learn from each other." The group has been meeting since last year, and typically hosts around 20 people for weekly jams featuring jigs, reels, waltzes, airs, and laments of the British Isles, Maine and the Maritimes. Participants have added fiddle, mandolin, guitar, flute, penny whistle, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, bodhran, clog dancing, spoons, and limber jacks to the sessions. McCall explained that the group's name was taken from the name of a jig also known as "Smash the Windows," referring to the Irish resistance.


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