CONCORD —Celebrated folk duo Susie Burke and David Surette will join with sideman extraordinaire Kent Allyn for an uplifting night of holiday music and folk favorites, Sun., December 15 at 7:00 p.m., at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall Street in Concord. In their annual Holiday Folk Concert, this beloved trio interweaves nimble guitar and mandolin playing, masterful bass and piano accompaniment, and heartfelt vocals to bring holiday sparkle to the Music School.

The concert will feature a number of selections from the musicians’ holiday CD “Wonderland”, along with folk and acoustic fare from their standard repertoire. With influences and styles ranging from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, blues to Broadway and beyond, Burke, Surette, and Allyn present seasonal repertoire with heart, flair, and energy.

Of their holiday CD, Boston Globe music writer Scott Alarik wrote, “Wonderland is a wintry gem, elegant as a Manhattan midnight, bewitching as hot buttered rum, and as warm and folksy as your grandmother’s old quilt. The trio moves gracefully among pop chestnuts, new songs, and ancient carols. Surette’s playing on guitar, mandolin, and cittern, is a marvel of melodic purity and ribbon-candy chordal color, lightly augmented by Allyn’s quicksilver piano. Burke’s twilight mezzo always puts melody before mechanics and heart before dazzle.”

Surette and Allyn are members of the Concord Community Music School faculty.

Admission is $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets to the December 15 concert, call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org. The other dates are December 13 and 14 in Kittery Point, and December 21 in Dublin. For tickets and information about the other three concerts, visit www.burkesurette.com/calendar.

 

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