News Release: Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College

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February 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 13, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer
410-857-2294
cknauer@mcdaniel.edu

 

COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL AT McDANIEL COLLEGE BRINGS VISITING MUSICIANS TO CAMPUS FOR WORKSHOPS AND A SPECIAL CONCERT

Events are open to the public 

Common Ground on the Hill events take place Saturdays, March 4, March 18 and April 22 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College presents workshops and a special concert featuring visiting musicians. 

The events, which are open to the public, take place Saturdays, March 4, March 18 and April 22, at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. See full schedule below. 

Founded on the premise that “there is a common human thread unifying all people expressed in our various artistic traditions,” the mission of Common Ground on the Hill “is to make this thread a path towards human understanding, tolerance, fulfillment, and enjoyment.”

For more information, email commonground@commongroundonthehill.org or call 410-857-2771. Visit www.mcdaniel.edu for information about McDaniel College. 

COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL AT MCDANIEL COLLEGE SCHEDULE:

OLD-TIME MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH BRUCE MOLSKY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS 
Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m. 
Thompson Hall 

Cost to participate is $50.

Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College presents a music workshop with Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Grammy-nominated Bruce Molsky, known as “one of America’s premier fiddling talents,” is touring throughout the United States with his new group. In addition to Molsky, the group includes clawhammer banjo player Allison de Groot and guitarist Stash Wyslouch.

During the workshop, participants will be divided into smalls groups—directed by Molsky, de Groot and Wyslouch—to then join back together and play as a group.

SPECIAL CONCERT FEATURING THE KRUGER BROTHERS 
Saturday, March 18, 8 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall 

Tickets are $25 or $22 for seniors and students with ID.

The Kruger Brothers perform their award-winning fusion of bluegrass and classical music as part of Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College. 

OLD-TIME MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH THE HIGH RIDGE RAMBLERS 
Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m.
Thompson Hall 

Cost to participate is $75.

Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College presents a music workshop with The High Ridge Ramblers. This trio performs West Virginia mountain music on fiddle, banjo and guitar, and features musicians Dave Bing, Andrew Dunlap and Mark Payne.

During the workshop, the trio will transform an old-time fiddle or banjo tune into a string band tune. They will also explain the techniques to approach old-time music.  

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Editor's Note: High-res jpeg images of visiting musicians Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, The Kruger Brothers and The High Ridge Ramblers are available for download.    

Additional information: Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting interpretingservices@mcdaniel.edu. Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.
 

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu