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Celtic duo Magical Strings to perform at uNi coffeehouse April 18

Celtic duo    Magical Strings    to perform at uNi coffeehouse April 18 magical_strings_high.jpg
On April 18 at 8 p.m., The uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series presents the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer duo Magical Strings. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield. For information or reservations call (413) 562-3990 or visit www. tickets are $15 at the door About Magical Strings For 30 years the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer duo of Seattle natives Philip and Pam Boulding have drawn a loyal following worldwide, captivated by their energetic arrangements of Celtic music and their own engaging compositions, intertwining Celtic roots with classical and world music influences. With dancing hammers and pulsating strings augmented by penny-whistles, concertina, and valiha (Malagasy harp), the Bouldings create the distinctive music of Magical Strings, described by The Washington Post as warm, graceful and sonically gorgeous. The duo describes their compositions as music for the journey of life and this Spring concert will celebrate the mystery of the earth coming to life again. Since 1980 Magical Strings has recorded over 13 albums of their own. The release of their CD Where Dragons Dance represented a new phase in the Boulding's musical evolution, infusing their familiar Celtic influences with innovative rhythms and soulful dialogue, inviting the spirit to dance. Their fascinating musical odyssey has even included appearances on prime time TV in Japan, having their music launch General Moto s TV ad campaign for the Saturn car, and performing for Russia's Boris Yeltsin when he visited Seattle!