Upcoming Events at Mountain City Traditional Arts
• Farmers Market, Saturday, April 6 and April 20: 10 am to 1 pm
Honey, Meats, Eggs, Natural Products, Greens, and More!
• Allegany Boardgaming Society- Game Day, Fridays, April 5, 12, 19 – 7 to 11 pm
Come play some games with the Allegany County Boardgaming Society! All are welcome.
•Fiber Arts Group, Wednesdays 1pm to 3 pm.
•Ronstadt Brothers, Friday, April 26,7 pm
The Ronstadt Brothers continue a musical tradition passed from generation to generation in the Ronstadt family. Michael Gilbert and Peter Dalton, Ronstadt Brothers, represents five generations of the family’s musical traditions in North America. Along with innovative drummer Aaron Emery, they present a new and fresh take on the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their family’s heritage while offering innovative original material to millennials discovering the treasure of roots music. An aural illustration of inception to creation, this musical journey will take you from the past to the present steeped in the Americana vein. Carrying forward a sound closely tied in its infancy to their aunt Linda and their father Michael, join the Ronstadt Brothers on their journey through the Post-Modern American West.
• Frostburg Arts Walk, Saturday, April 27, 3 pm to 8 pm
Come celebrate area artists! In addition to supporting local artists through sales every day, MCTA will host:
· Soap Making for Kids with Wynter’s Haven, scoop, color and mold!
· English Country Dancing, 4 pm to 5 pm – Presentation, Performance, and Workshop!
· FSU Student Art Exhibit by, The Artist Connection, a newly established art club.
· Brief interludes of fiddle and violin tunes throughout the day
•Kevin Burke, Irish Traditional Music, Wednesday, May 1, 7 pm
Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970’s. His far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits” and his work with such distinguished performers as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band established him as a first class musician. Never one to be restricted by geography or genre, his decades long career has seen several innovative collaborations with notable musicians of differing styles - Classical, Old Time, Bluegrass, Pop and Rock as well as the Irish Traditional music for which he is so well known. Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the “naked fiddle” as he himself sometimes puts it. This is very evident in his new live solo release, “An Evening with Kevin Burke”, a collection of performances and stories before audiences in Ireland and the US. Whether solo or accompanied, on record or in concert, Burke is an immensely engaging performer.
Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University in partnership with FrostburgFirst and the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.