Craicdown

Celtic and Brazilian choros and French swing musettes

Location: R.A. Fountain

You’d never guess these guys are from Durham from the music they make: Celtic and Brazilian choros and French swing musettes, with fiddle, flute, accordion, Irish cittern and lots of percussion by the master himself, Jim Roberts.

From our promo for this concert:

Craicdown, a trio of excellent musicians living in the Triangle, perform a dynamic concert of acoustic roots music with a high-energy, rock inspired flare Friday night at Fountain General Store.

Craicdown’s acousticana is noted for its extensive world music influences from reggae, Celtic and Irish folk songs, Cajun, Brazilian choros, and French swing musettes.

Rob Sharer plays guitar, Irish flute, double bass, fiddle, and mandolin; Dave DiGuiseppe, accordion; and Jim Roberts, percussions.

Sharer lived in Clare, Ireland for several years, where he performed with many of the area’s finest musicians. With several bands, he has toured the U.S., Europe, and China. Since 2006 he has been living in North Carolina.

Dave DeGuiseppe tours nationally with his own ensembles, FootLoose and Contrazz. He has released 3 CDs that showcase his songs from Celtic, Parisian and American traditions and has published two collections of traditional fiddle tunes arranged for accordion through Mel Bay Publications. 

Jim Roberts, an ECU Music School graduate, brings along to each show a trunk of percussion instruments that includes West African djembe, Cuban cajon, Middle Eastern dmbek, and Brazilian panderio. Roberts has worked as a producer and studio engineer in Nashville, New Orleans, and Durham and has released three CDs of his own music.

Tags: world music