Ballads & Folk Songs with Emerald Rae
Saturday, November 25
Exhibition Related Programs
A Concert Inspired by Lane’s Sheet Music Covers
Join us for a concert in the Museum with local fiddler and folksinger Emerald Rae. In addition to playing her original songs inspired by Scottish, Cape Breton, Irish and old time traditions, Rae will be playing 19th century ballads from sheet music featured in the special exhibition Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane.
Free for members or with Museum admission. Reservations required: Call (978)283-0455 x10 or reserve online at Eventbrite.
Boston-based Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae creates a groove-heavy sound reminiscent of old country blended with the intricacy of Celtic fiddle and rocked-up droning accompaniment. Complimented by sultry vocals and introspective lyrics that mirror old folktales, Emerald Rae brings the fiddling-singing combo to a whole new plateau. Her intriguingly quirky songwriting is steeped in the echos of traditional music, sewn together with imaginative arranging that will pique your curiosity. Her latest release “If Only I Could Fly” (2013) showcases her prowess as a multi-instrumentalist.