Don't miss a rare Seattle appearance by piper
Dick Hensold this Saturday!
Saturday, February 4
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave, Seattle
Show at 8pm, Tickets $12 adv/$15 Door
NOTE: You can get a great preview of this concert thanks to our friends at KBCS 91.3fm
! Dick will be appearing live on the air this FRIDAY, February 3 at 11am
as part of Our Saturday Tradition. Tune in! WWW.KBCS.FM
Renowned bagpiper Dick Hensold
will be coming to Seattle for a rare appearance at Empty Sea Studios to showcase his many bagpipes. He'll be performing the dance piping tunes of Cape Breton, Eastern Canada, Scotland, and beyond. He performs on the Scottish smallpipes
(a quieter cousin of the Highland pipes), Northumbrian smallpipes
(a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), Swedish bagpipes
(säckpipa), Medieval greatpipes
, Scottish Highland pipes
, recorder, seljefløyte (Norwegian willow flute), low whistle and traditional Cambodian reed instruments. This will be a wonderful chance to catch a lively and engaging performer on a variety of beautiful bagpipes, and a chance to learn more about the dance piping tunes of Cape Breton. Dick has learned Cape Breton and Scottish music directly from bagpiper John Maclean, who learned from the great Alex Currie. Both Dick's teachers are some of the last Cape Breton dance pipers, a style nearly lost in Scotland as well.
“Dick Hensold is a master piper with an exquisite touch.” –City Pages, Minneapolis, MN
READ MORE ABOUT Dick's music via this great interview on the Empty Sea Studios Blog:
Artist Spotlight: Dick Hensold
Dick Hensold is the leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, and for the past 20 years has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. He has released numerous CDs as a member of the groups Piper’s Crow, Way Up North, The New International Trio, the Lyra Baroque orchestra, and with Ruth MacKenzie’s Kalevala. His solo Northumbrian smallpipes CD Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes
was released in 2007.