Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. The group performs at Brandon Music Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals), the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.
Sharing a love for the music of generations past, the trio’s sound echoes that of Irish-American dance halls from the 1920s and 30s, alongside the lonesome tones of Donegal country fiddlers and the rollicking smoky pubs of Northern England’s immigrant neighborhoods. Taken together, these influences merge into a sound that’s very much part of the present; a sound that’s urgent and wild, held together by camaraderie that’s quite audible. This is the foundation of their music. What emerges is intimate enough to feel at home down at the local pub, big enough to fill a festival stage or a concert hall.
Each member of the trio had carved his individual musical pathway and style from diligent listening and study, extensive travels, and numerous performances in Ireland, Scotland, England, and America before meeting at the Northern Roots Festival in Vermont during the winter of 2015. Over a long night of music, they discovered a natural and complementary fit of individual styles, as well as a mutual interest in the same corners of the Irish tradition.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 for reservations or more information.
Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.
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