Saturday Evening Concert
Atwater-Donnelly with John & Heidi Cerrigione
8:00pm, at Memorial Hall on Rt. 9 in Wilmington
CONCERT FEATURED PERFORMERS
Don Pedi - Don started playing the dulcimer in 1968. Being in love with old-time fiddle music, that can be heard in rich doses in southern Appalachia, he began a long process to reproduce that mountain fiddle sound on the dulcimer. And he succeeded. He plays fiddle tunes up to speed, including all the notes, with a fiddle shuffle feel and the dynamics of the
best fiddlers. Don has won over thirty first place trophies and awards, had appeared three times on TNN's "Fire on the
Mountain", and on CBS's This Morning. He played dulcimer in "The Journey of August King" and "Songcatcher". www.donpedi.com
Atwater-Donnelly - Award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly performs a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo
blends gorgeous vocals with an astonishing array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin
whistle, guitar, limberjack, mandolin, harmonica, feet and more. They often collaborate with other musicians, Cathy
Clasper-Torch, Heidi and John Cerrigione, and Uriah Donnelly; and Irish step-dancer Kevin Doyle; and can be seen
performing solo, as a duo, trio, four-person band, or the six-member old-time gospel band, Jerimoth Hill. Based in
Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for twenty-three years in the United
States, and occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada, to perform as well as find their songs and dances one by
one. They have produced six books, a film, and twelve recordings that receive international airplay. www.atwater-donnelly.com
John & Heidi Cerrigione - The acoustic duo from Ellington, CT offer a simple brand of old-time acoustic music. Instrumentation typically includes autoharp, hammered and mountain dulcimer, banjo, guitar and acoustic bass. Their
tunes are drawn from many traditional sources, including fiddle and dance music of early America, the British Isles and
Switzerland. Jigs, reels, hornpipes and waltzes all find a place in the lineup.
They have performed and taught workshops at various festivals across the country. In 2003 John & Heidi released their first duet recording titled "Wood Stoves and Bread Loaves." Like "warm clothes and bread loaves and a fire in the wood stove," these songs and tunes are some of their favorites. Each one "brings back a face or a place that they've
been;" they do "love the old songs the best."
Their second duet recording, titled "Winter's Turning," was released in 2006. It's a collection of family favorites along
with others they've wanted to share ... a relaxing selection of instrumentals and vocal songs.
"Joy To the World", their 3rd duo project was released in 2009, and is an instrumental Christmas CD containing 16
melodies played on a variety of acoustic instruments. doofusmusic.com/JHWEB.html