Cantrip coming to Tavern Lawn

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PUTNEY — Twilight Music continues its 17th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, zydeco, Celtic, jazz, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 14, with the Scottish music bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio Cantrip. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 6 pm on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.

The series is sponsored by the town of Putney, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney area businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.

Cantrip sprung from a local music session in Edinburgh, Scotland 17 years ago. The band name is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief, and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in the trio's musical arrangements as well as the compelling potency of their musicianship. From the strong base of its Celtic roots, Cantrip branches out into the music of other European cultures. Weaving together songs and tunes, Dan Houghton (bagpipes, flute, whistles, guitar, vocals), Jon Bews (fiddle, vocals) and Eric McDonald (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals) take an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style.

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