Wednesday June 22
7:30pm, doors open at 7pm
First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Harvard Square Cambridge
Featuring instrumentalists Dan Accardi (the Ivy Leaf) and Armand Aromin (the Ivy Leaf, the Vox Hunters) and dancers Rebecca McGowan and Jackie O’Riley (co-creators of From the Floor), Eight Feet Tall approaches steps and tunes with both intense respect for tradition and keen sensitivity to the shared rhythmic experience of music and dance. Instruments, shoes, voices, and whole bodies enter into conversation with one another, creating complex sonic textures and vibrant visual interplay which sit firmly within the bounds of tradition while continually testing those bounds.
Jenna Moynihan is regarded as one of the best of the new generation of freestyle fiddlers. Versatile and inventive, her fiddling style draws strongly from the Scottish tradition, but is also influenced by American, Irish, and Swedish styles. Jenna has performed and taught around the world, including performances at Celtic Connections, Celtic Colours, Scots Fiddle Festival, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn and Festival Interceltique. Jenna is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where she received the Fletcher Bright Award & The American Roots Music Scholarship, both given annually to one outstanding string-player. She released her debut solo album, Woven in 2015 & an EP of songs in 2020 called Five Songs. She currently performs in a duo with Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul, and with Seamus Egan Project.
Supported in part by a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation and a Somerville Arts Council ArtAssembled Residency (AiR) fellowship.