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Thursday, April 20, 2006

MVFS: Roger Landes and Chipper Thompson

The Missouri Valley Folklife Society are presenting one of those special gigs that only they can do. Tomorrow night, April 21, Irish bouzouki masters Roger Landes and Chipper Thompson play All Souls Unitarian Church's Bragg Auditorium.

Founder of ZoukFest, Roger Landes, a Blue Springs, MO, native, should be very familiar to Kansas City Irish and folk music fans, having performed many years in Scartaglen and also as half of the duo with Connie Dover. Recently no less than The Irish Times named Roger's fiddle and bouzouki duo CD with Randal Bays House to House as one of the Top 5 Trad Albums of 2005:
At a sufficient remove from the origins of the music they evidently love, Bays and Landes inhabited the tunes with a refreshing vigour, and their insistence on retaining the personality of the live recording, replete with foot taps and squeaky chairs, only added to the technicolour of the collection
Chipper Thompson is a descendant of Irish immigrants, who was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. Chipper's appreciation of folk and world music has him playing what he calls folk-n-roll, which meant he was right at home when he played with traditional bands in the pubs in West of Ireland. Check out his excellent blog called Banjosnake

8pm, $20 adult, ($17 for MVFS members),
All Souls Unitarian Church's Bragg Auditorium
4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri

Related Post: After-Gig Music Session


At 2:35 PM, Kelly said...


There will be a great session immediately following the concert at Mike Kelly's Westsider. Come sing, play or dance!!


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