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Money in Both Pockets: Trad Baroque from the Old and New Worlds.

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Berwick_credit_Nathan_LeachLydia Becker, Julia Connor & Sarah Douglass ~ fiddles

Combining historical folk music from Cape Breton, Scotland, and Ireland, 18th-century settings of traditional Scottish tunes, and well-known Baroque pieces, this lively, wide-ranging program explores the deep connections between aural folk traditions and the Baroque canon. Audiences are encouraged to tap their feet to the music, cheer after tune changes, or get up and dance.

Founded in 2018 by Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, and Sarah Douglass, the Berwick Fiddle Consort (BFC) performs historical folk music on period instruments. Approaching fiddle tunes from a multi-faceted perspective that combines Baroque violin technique, aural folk traditions, and study of historical manuscripts, BFC offers an exciting counterpoint to the traditional canon of historical repertoire and the classical music experience.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.