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"Sunday in the Gallery" Folk Music Performance at Norris Cultural Arts CTR by Cindy Kalley and Grey Larsen 4/14/24, Tix Available; While There Visit Last Day of Watercolor Show


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“Sunday in the Gallery” - Norris Concert Series

Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, IL

1040 Dunham Road

Sunday, April 14, 2024

3 – 4:30 pm


Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, each well-known and loved for their decades of music making, have spent well over a decade and a half in a joyful musical collaboration. Cindy is a superb singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Grey is one of America’s finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, as well as an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano and harmonium player. As composers each contributes to the unique tapestry of contemporary folk and world music as it flourishes in the US today. Together, they weave songs and tunes of vibrant color and rich texture.


Their music is remarkable for its vibrant colors and intricate textures, rewarding the listener with a level of nuance and craftsmanship often compared to that of fine chamber music. 

Scott Alarik of The Boston Globe calls Cindy “…one of folk music’s most respected songwriters… provocative, heart wise, and original …a brilliant guitarist….” Mike Joyce of the Washington Post calls Grey “… a gifted multi-instrumentalist who consistently demonstrates his melodic finesse,” while The New Mexico Daily describes his playing as “positively spellbinding.” Cindy and Grey have also appeared with host Andrea Seabrook on National Public Radio’s “Weekend All Things Considered.”


The duo’s repertoire includes Cindy’s sparkling original songs, distinctive settings of traditional Irish music, Scandinavian-style fiddle duets, old-time fiddle and guitar tunes from southern Indiana, and new music that Cindy and Grey are inventing together. There is plenty of variety and breadth of musical territory here, all deeply rooted in folk traditions, and interwoven with the renaissance and baroque counterpoint in which both Cindy and Grey, coincidentally, were immersed while growing up. Included are vocal duets, guitar, Irish flute, Irish alto flute, tin whistle, concertina, harmonium, and duet fiddling, and plenty of stories that put the music into a personal context. 


For tickets, go to: www.norrisculturalarts.com 

Norris Cultural Arts Center

1040 Dunham Road

St. Charles, Illinois   60174

630-584-7200

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