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Dàimh, quintet from Scotland, in Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm$20
We’re going to fill up our little stage space with this great young band, based in Lochaber in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Taking their name from the Gaelic word for kinship, Dàimh (pronounced dive) fused together music from across the Celtic diaspora in a celebration of their common ground. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. They are a long‐established favorite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, twice nominated for Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards, and they are are also regulars on BBC television. Dàimh are Angus MacKenzie, pipes/whistle, Murdo Cameron, mandola, accordion, Ellen MacDonald, vocals, Gabe McVarish, fiddle, and Ross Martin, guitar. Ellen MacDonald, born and raised in Inverness with strong maternal ties to the language and songs of North Uist and Scalpay, studied at Scotland’s only dedicated Gaelic language college, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the the Isle of Skye See the band’s website, www.Daimh.net
The show will be in Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman) and tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. Tickets can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order), purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office at the Winnett Student Center for face value (Generally open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM) or purchased at the door for cash or check (no credit cards.) Better yet, join our mailing list and you’ll be informed about such situations ahead of time.
Tickets: $20 / $5 for Caltech students and children