Sat, Jan 27|
Margot Krimmel (harp and voice), Nicolette Andres (flat fiddle, Hardingfele, voice), and Graeme Danforth (cittern)
Time & Location
Jan 27, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
About the event
Suggested Donation: $30 (all donations go to the musicians)
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Harp player Margot Krimmel brings creative musicianship to her work as a performer, teacher, composer, and freelancer in the Boulder and Denver area. As a solo performer, Krimmel has won diverse awards ranging from first place in jazz (Pop and Jazzfest; Tucson, AZ), first place in traditional music (Scottish Highland Festival; Estes Park), and third place in composition for Celtic harp (Rencontres Harpe Celtique, Dinan, France). Two of her compositions placed in the International New Century Harp Music competition 2007. Her solo CD, EVER THE NEW TIME COMES, of original solo works for harp (released June 2020), is quickly garnishing accolades. Of the album, jazz pianist Art Lande says, "Her sense of touch, timing and color take the listener into the very personal worlds of her elegant compositions" Ars Nova director, Thomas Morgan says, "an enrapturing collection from one of my favorite musicians. You'll move, lilt, dance... then stop in your tracks, enveloped by an astonishing depth of feeling and beauty." (more info at Margot's website here: https://www.boulderharp.com/)
Nicolette Andres, a local of Colorado, began studying violin classically at age five, but was always surrounded by jazz, folk music, and bluegrass. While studying for her music degree at the University of Puget Sound, Nicolette began playing Irish music, drawn to it because of the social aspect and beauty in the music. From Irish music Nicolette discovered Swedish traditional music, and then landed on the music of the Hardanger fiddle, the national instrument of Norway. Nicolette was accepted into a national loan program to have a Hardanger fiddle for six months, and from the first moment of playing she felt that she had found the instrument for her. Nicolette has been studying traditional Norwegian music since 2020, and now enjoys playing Norwegian and other music from Scandinavia with accomplished musicians Margot and Graeme. Although the music comes from tradition, this trio of instruments is always finding new ways to present these timeless melodies from the rich, musical traditions of the far North.
Graeme Danforth is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Boulder, CO. Initially drawn to traditional Irish music via sessions in the Front Range of Colorado, he has since become well-versed in Irish fiddle and bouzouki, and has more recently been exploring Scandinavian melodies on the cittern.