Piper's Hut Concerts present Sarah McQuaid

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Event Date: 
October 1, 2013 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Independent Media Center
Address: 
202 South Broadway Avenue Urbana, IL
Description: 

Renowned for her warm, engaging stage presence, Sarah McQuaid is a versatile and beguiling performer. In addition to her own elegantly crafted originals, she interprets traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads, 1930s jazz numbers, surprise covers and lively guitar instrumentals with panache and poignance. Her deliciously earthy voice delivers a powerful emotional punch that's matched by her distinctive, eloquent guitar style. Add this to a real rapport with her audience, and you have all the ingredients of a great night out.

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and holding dual Irish and American citizenship, Sarah spent 13 years in Ireland and now lives near Penzance, Cornwall, in the southwest of England. As might be expected of one who has led such a peripatetic existence, Sarah developed a taste for the road early on: From the age of twelve she was embarking on tours of the US and Canada with the Chicago Children's Choir. At eighteen she went to France for a year to study philosophy at the University of Strasbourg, where her performance at a local folk club drew a rave review in the Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, saluting the "superbe chanteuse d'outre-Atlantique qui fit passer comme une vibration émotionnelle dans une salle conquise" (superb singer from across the Atlantic who caused an emotional vibration to pass through a conquered hall)!

In 1994, Sarah moved to Ireland, where she became a weekly folk music columnist for the Evening Herald and a contributor to Hot Press magazine. She is also the author of The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, described by The Irish Times as "a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists," and has presented workshops on the DADGAD tuning at festivals and venues around the globe.

The move to the other side of the Irish Sea was triggered by the death in 2004 of her mother, in whose former home she now lives and to whom her second album, 2008's I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning, was dedicated. Says Sarah: "My first album was immersed in Irish traditional music, which I still love -- but this time round, I felt the need to revisit the Southern Appalachian songs and tunes that I learned during my childhood. All the songs on this recording have powerful emotional resonances for me, and all are connected in one way or another to my mother. Looking back, I guess it was kind of a cathartic process."

Admission: 
$20 Adult, $10 Student/Senior
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
September 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
September 16, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
September 23, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
September 30, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
October 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
October 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
October 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
October 28, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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Community Gamelan

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Event Date: 
November 4, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: 
School of Music, Room 1188
Address: 
1114 W. Nevada Street, Urbana (nearest entrance on Oregon Street)
Description: 

Community Gamelan Classes

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music offers community members the opportunity to learn and play traditional Balinese Gamelan music under the direction of I Ketut Gede Asnawa, a master gamelan musician and composer at the University of Illinois. A gamelan is an orchestra consisting mainly of keyed metallophones, gongs, and drums, often functioning as accompaniment to dance, dramas, and other Balinese performance arts.

As part of the center’s outreach programming, these Monday evening classes from 6pm to 8pm are open to all, free of charge, with no prior experience required. Classes are located in Room 1188 of School of Music at 1114 W. Nevada Street, with the closest entrance located on the Oregon Street side of the building. No credit is offered and registration is not needed for these classes. However, participants join the ensemble with an understanding that members need to attend regularly in order to enjoy the responsibility of making music in an orchestra where everyone depends on the contribution of every player.

Admission: 
free admission
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