Audrey Budington with Anders Larson

at the parkside stage at Concord Community Music School

Date: Sun, September 13, 2020
Showtime: 3:00pm


Price: $10 plus $3.75 fee, Livestream is $5

Audrey Budington and Anders Larson present a blend of dynamically upbeat and touchingly beautiful traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, and New England.

Raised on contra dances and old tunes from the British Isles, Audrey has a fiddle style that is both reminiscent and refreshing. Her performances maintain the integrity and raw emotion of beloved traditional tunes, while her original compositions sparkle with wanderlust and anemoia. In 2018, Audrey graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she was awarded a full-ride scholarship. During her time at Berklee, she studied with such Trad luminaries as fiddler Darol Anger, and harpist Maeve Gilchrist. Audrey is a 2014 alumna of the Concord Community Music School, where she first realized her passion for music and crawled around during Music and Movement as an infant. Occasionally, Audrey can still be found at the Music School rehearsing or catching up with teachers and friends at her “home away from home.”

Anders Larson is a multi-instrumentalist from Goffstown, NH.  He has harbored a love of traditional music and has been participating in Irish musical tradition since the age of five. An alumnus of the Music School, the fiddle is his primary instrument, and he is self-taught in guitar, Greek bouzouki, concertina, and harmonium. Anders has a growing reputation as an accompanist, backing up fellow students in CCMS recitals and camp concerts as well as playing gigs with Christopher Dudley and Audrey Budington around NH. He synthesizes elements from traditional styles of accompaniment, as well as elements from dance and more jazzy and experimental genres.  At CCMS, he has been a student of Liz Faiella for five years and a member of the Scholarship Folk Ensemble, and is interning in studio engineering with Eric Klaxton.

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