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Pozvánka na gitarový a mandolínový koncert

Radim Zenkl & Craig McGregor


Friday, April 1 - 8pm
St James Hall, 3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Tickets $20 ($16 members)
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Reserve online or call 604-736-3022

Tickets also on sale at:
Highlife Records
Rufus' Guitar Shop

The former Iron Curtain's loss was the United States' musical gain when Radim Zenkl defected in 1989. The young Czechoslovakian has since settled in the Bay Area of California. In a few short years he has made a name for himself becoming the U. S. National Mandolin Champion and one of the world's premier mandolin virtuosos.

Radim's performance offers his original music which crosses the tracks of string jazz, new age, bluegrass, flamenco, gypsy, Irish, middle Eastern and classical music, combined with Czech and Eastern European traditional songs and instrumentals. Besides the standard mandolin Radim uses many instruments of the mandolin family such as mandola, Irish bouzouki and also pennywhistle, didgeridoo and a cow horn to name a few. Radim has extended the technical possibilities of the mandolin by inventing new styles of playing which sometimes allow him to sound like two instruments simultaneously.

Radim has released eight CDs, the latest one, Troubadour Tour features Radim primarily on the tin whistle and low whistle. He played at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival in 1994 and is a frequent instructor at the BC Swing Camp and BC Bluegrass Camp held in Sorrento.

"Radim has reinvented the mandolin in several different ways." — David Grisman
"Imaginative and great." — Jerry Garcia
"Excellent technique and lots of great ideas!" — Bela Fleck

Radim will share the evening with Craig McGregor. Craig has been playing guitar for forty years, which means he started playing before he could count to forty. Though he started his career as a pop musician, for the past two decades he's been playing various styles of roots music including Swing and Celtic and is often in demand as an accompanist for many fiddlers. In 2009 along with fiddler Roxanna Sabir, Craig released an album of instrumental music in Canada and Europe entitled Mad Tradition. He has performed at the Vancouver Celtic Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest and Vancouver Folk Festival as well as other festivals in BC and Washington. Craig toured with the Sabir Sisters, Great Northern and the Tiller's Folly, among others, and has tought several times at the British Columbia Swing Camp and British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop.

Sám Radim píše nasledovné:

Ahoj Redaku,

Posilam oznameni o chystanem koncertu spolecne s vybornym kytaristou.

(Je to 1. dubna, ale neni to Apríl! : - )

Budeme hrat folk, irske, flamenco, swing, ceske a slovenske lidove.

Dej prosim vedet vsem ostatnim kamaradum a kamaradkam z okoli, rad Vas tam vsechny uvidim!

S pozdravem,

Radim

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