june, 2020

11jun7:00 pm8:30 pmLive from the Sondheim: Tim Britton7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Details

Live from the Sondheim: Tim Britton
Thu, Jun 11 | 7:00 PM
Livestreaming from YOUR Center to YOUR home
Facebook and YouTube Live

This Thursday, June 11, the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center welcomes you back to our weekly series called “Live from the Sondheim.” This week we will feature world-renowned bagpiper from Fairfield. Join us at 6:45 PM for a highlight video of performances and events from our 13 years then stay for the show at 7:00 PM.

Hailed as “a phenomenon” by TIME magazine, Tim Britton of Fairfield is renowned as one of the leading players of the uilleann pipes —the national bagpipes of Ireland—one of the sweetest and most complex bagpipes, according to the artist. He also excels on the wooden flute, tin whistle, Scottish bagpipes, mandolin, and as a singer and storyteller. Tim’s uniquely evocative style is founded on a profound knowledge of the Celtic traditions.

Born into a family central to the Philadelphia folk music scene, Tim was exposed to a panorama of traditions at the many festivals throughout the sixties.

At age 10, he became fascinated with his Celtic roots and immersed himself in the culture. He was soon performing with the best Irish musicians on the EastCoast.

At age 15, Tim received a grant to return to Ireland for the second time, prompting a local newspaper to acclaim him, “…a discovery.” The scarcity of Illeana pipes led him to make his own set, quickly gaining respect as a pipe maker.

For 45 years, Tim has been touring, teaching, and recording, appearing on over40 records, as well as on A Prairie Home Companion, All things considered, and countless other radio and television shows.

He has taught extensively at piping conventions, festivals, and workshops, and in 1989 he was designated a master artist by the Iowa Arts Council and was nominated for a “Best of Philadelphia Music Award”.

Tim is also in demand as a sound engineer, producer, and audio consultant.

To watch the show:

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