See the Bee Eaters at BRT Saturday

See the Bee Eaters at BRT Saturday

CUMBERLAND - Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present The Bee Eaters on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m.

The group is a groundbreaking fiddle/cello/hammer dulcimer trio featuring brother-sister duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge joined by hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman. Together Tristan, Tashina and Simon weave a tapestry of sound all their own, drawing on roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time traditions.

Grand National Fiddle Champion Tashina Clarridge has toured with Mark O'Connor, Tony Trischka and Laurie Lewis and has performed at Carnegie Hall as a part of MacArthur Fellow/Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer's Young Artists program. Multi-instrumentalist brother Tristan Clarridge is a five-time Grand National Fiddle Champion and a pioneering cellist, synthesizing traditional folk influences with rhythmic vocabulary from jazz, rock and pop music, and leading a revolution among adventurous young cellists throughout the country. He has toured the world with bluegrass/folk sensation Crooked Still and Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, as well as Mike Marshall, Bruce Molsky and Cape Breton fiddle phenomenon Natalie MacMaster. Hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman brings a whole new approach to an instrument that has previously been thought to have limited range and technique. His inventive virtuosic touch and sophisticated rhythmic sensibilities are redefining the instrument and earning the attention of musicians from all over the world.

Admission is $13 in advance and $15 day of show. The show is sponsored by Navigant Credit Union.

For reservations or information, call 401-725-9272 or visit www.riverfolk.org .