December 15, 2011 – Hour 1

Helicon join us for their 18th annual appearance on the show.  While they’re now living in different countries and no longer performing regularly as a band, they reunite each year for a Winter Solstice concert.

This year’s Helicon Winter Solstice concert, the 26th, will be December 17th, at  3:30 PM and 8:00 PM at Goucher College’s Kraushaar Auditorium in Towson, MD.  For information, directions, or tickets, click here.

The members of Helicon are:

Ken Kolodner played hammered dulcimer, hammered mbira, and fiddle on the show today. Ken is a world renowned hammered dulcimer player who resides here in Baltimore, MD. In addition to playing and recording music, Ken teaches hammered dulcimer and fiddle to around 70 students.

Robin Bullock, who played cittern and guitar on today’s program, currently resides in France. Robin writes and performs music from Celtic and American traditions, and plays and records in the US and Europe extensively.

Chris Norman played wooden flutes on the show today. Chris tours both solo and with the Chris Norman ensemble. He’s the founder of the Boxwood Festivals and Workshops, and now lives in Novia Scotia.


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