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Thursday 26
May 2016
8pm

Bury Art Museum

£14

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BRUCE MOLSKY

Bruce Molsky is 'one of America’s premier fiddling talents' (Mother Jones) and a twice Grammy nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. He has dug into the deepest reaches of mountain music, while growing his own unique voice. Bruce holds a stage as few other musicians can. His skill at performing a deep and varied repertoire and a reverence for the past, combined with a relaxed, conversational wit, draws listeners in as if they were sitting on the front porch of Carnegie Hall.

The result has landed him in collaborations with some of the most highly respected players in the world, from roots to rock. Molsky is a guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler's latest CD, Tracker, playing banjo, fiddle and guitar. His collaboration with Anonymous 4, 1865 - Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like Andy Irvine's Mozaik, with Celtic giant Donal Lunny, and he has been featured on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America's great dobroist Jerry Douglas.

Molsky was recently named by Berklee College of Music as its Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Music Program. Through his work there, he is a mentor, friend, and inspiration for the next generation of roots musicians.

Please note this is an unreserved seated event. You will be able to choose your seats on arrival at the venue.

Please note: The Met will be undergoing refurbishment between March and November 2016. Events during this period will take place at other local venues.

This event will take place at Bury Art Museum.