Windborne at the Minstrel
Name: Windborne at the Minstrel
Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM EST
Conjuring up echos of the Canadian group "Finest Kind", Windborne is a harmony-driven quartet of 20-somethings who revel in the vocal traditions of the British Isles and early American folk song. To this they add vocal harmony traditions from around the world from the Balkans to South Africa. They sing either a capella, or with spare accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, and percussion. Opener Maia McCormick came to folk music by way of the folk dance scene, through the unaccompanied song tradition. Her wide repertoire, gleaned from years of pub sings and song swaps, encompasses both the classic and contemporary; she performs touching ballads, rousing shanties, and some songs more ridiculous than sublime. With her warm, resonant voice, she offers her listeners lots of choruses to sing with. Free parking; wheelchair accessible.