Greenwood Tree to kickoff 2013 Homestead/RHS concert season, June 19, 7:00 pm

Once again this summer, The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor and The Richfield Historical Society will combine forces to present a three concert season to be held at The Bartholomew House, Richfield’s oldest residence located at 6901 Lyndale Ave S.  This is the fourth year of the concert series which has been designated as “Backporch at the Bart”.

Bill Cagley and Stu Janis, both instructors at The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor have pooled their energies and talents in the duet, Greenwood Tree since 1985.  Bill plays guitar and mandolin and will occasionally pick up the bodhran (Irish drum) and often features the dancing limberjack in one of their concerts.  Stu Janis plays the hammered dulcimer and the bowed psaltery.

Greenwood Tree performs lively and lyrical traditional music of the British Isles.  They offer a blend of lively jigs and reels along with haunting airs and sweet waltzes.  They deftly and effortlessly trade off playing lead with the other member of the duo playing rhythm or harmony.

They perform at weddings, music festivals, parties, corporate events, folk dances or any occasion that calls for professional quality, well presented music.   Bill and Stu are equally at home playing background music for any occasion or for delivering an entertaining and educational stage show.  We are delighted to have them initiate the 2013 Homestead/RHS season.

The concert will be held rain or shine.  Weather permitting, they will perform in the back yard of the Bartholomew House.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.  All concerts are suitable for all ages and families are encouraged to attend.  Inclement weather will move the event indoors.  There is no charge to attend this event.

The remaining 2013 concerts will present Karen Mueller who will perform on July 17 and Sherry Minnick and Jackson Buxton, who were popularly received last year, performing for a second time on August 21.  Watch this space for further information. Greenwood Tree

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