MARLBORO -- Indie folk duo Red Heart the Ticker and The MacArthur Family perform a free concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Marlboro College’s Ragle Hall.
Red Heart the Ticker, the indie-folk husband and wife duo Robin MacArthur and Tyler Gibbons of Marlboro, has recorded three albums of ethereal Americana and toured nationally. In 2011, Red Heart received a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts to record an album of traditional Vermont folk songs collected by Robin’s grandmother, the renowned folklorist and folksinger Margaret MacArthur. The duo will perform its neo-renditions of these traditional songs as well as their own songs.
The MacArthur Family, (Dan, Megan, and Gary) began performing music with their mother Margaret in the early 1960s and recorded their first family record, "On the Mountains High," in 1973. After Margaret died, the siblings began playing as a trio and recorded "Branches On the Family Tree" in 2009. The MacArthur Family will perform songs they have collected that talk about lives lived close to the land, the nature of seasons, the bonds of family and finding hope in hard times.
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