Crossroads Cultural Arts Series

Back by popular demand! Northwest Folklife is honored and excited to share the 5th annual series of curated, family-friendly cultural arts performances on the Eastside at Crossroads Mall’s Market Stage in Bellevue (15600 NE 8th Street) on the third Saturday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at no-charge!

Date Genre Group
18-Feb Hawaiian Da Oddah Guyz
18-Mar Old Time Squirrel Butter
15-Apr Latin America Correo Aero / Air Mail
20-May African Kouyate Arts
17-Jun  French Canadian  La Famille Leger
15-Jul Brazilian Eduardo Mendonca trio
19-Aug South Asia UW Awaaz
16-Sep  American  Mortgage Lifters
21-Oct Balkan Zakuska
18-Nov  Cajun  Touloulou
16-Dec British Isles Dréos
20-Jan  Maritime  Strikes A Bell

 

December 16

Dréos

New & Old music, Traditionally

Dréos is a Celtic music ensemble of performing composers who invent and arrange new and old music using a traditional vocabulary. Following the release of their debut recording The Clearing, you’re invited to join with this exciting trio as they light up the dance music of Ireland and Scotland. Dréos brings together the blazing piping of Eliot Grasso, virtuosic fiddling of Brandon Vance, and powerhouse accompaniment of Glen Waddell, for an evening of fiery dance music and soul-filling songs, new and old. Bring your dance shoes!

 

Dréos is a Celtic ensemble of performing composers that brings together the blazing piping of Eliot Grasso, virtuosic fiddling of Brandon Vance, and powerhouse accompaniment of Glen Waddell to create fiery dance music and soul-filling songs. Having performed in North America and Europe, this Celtic Kronos Quartet creates new music and re-imagines old music using a traditional vocabulary. Dréos’s mastery of Irish and Scottish music offers listeners exciting, handcrafted music in the living Celtic tradition, and engages audiences in a centuries-old cultural-artistic dialogue.

Website | http://www.dreosmusic.com

 

January 20

Strikes A Bell

Singable Sea Chanetys

Strikes A Bell sings familiar and catchy sea chanteys and maritime songs guaranteed to get the audience joining in on the chorus. The crew muster list includes Laura Bassett, Jean Geiger, David Kessler, Wayne Palsson, David Perasso, Dan Roberts, Steve Whinihan, and Mary Wilson

 

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