According to the color-coded schedule I got from Larry Bethune, VP for student affairs/dean of students, the two dozen? members of the Transatlantic Seaway Music Collaboration have just arrived at Loon Mountain for the New Hampshire Highland Games. It’s the debut of a collaboration between Berklee, the University of Strathclyde, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, with support from Glasgow UNESCO City of Music.
The team includes:
6 Fiddle 4 Guitars 2 Pipes 2 Whistle
2 Clarsach 1 Banjo 1 Mandolin
2 Vocals 1 Keyboards 1 Accordion
1 Cello 1 Semi-bodhran
That has got to be one loud bus.
What does Berklee have to do with Scotland? Apart from Larry’s history competing in the athletic portion of the games*… there’s a healthy representation of various Celtic music styles among students plus a number of premier Scottish-style alumni. Scotland also played an important role in the development of the U.S. roots music that’s so hot around the college these days.
If you’re a New Englander, come see us at the Games! The big TAC performance is 9 a.m. Saturday, but the musicians will be playing a number of other sets as well throughout the weekend. Also there are sheepdogs.
And now, the most important question… should I wear my kilt?
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Yes! And you must post pictures of it to the blog. The things you do for Berklee….
Got to see the Transatlantic Seaway on Sunday — y’all were great!! Hope the collaboration goes on & on.
The TSC was the highlight for me of the NHHG’s. I had the good fortune to perform with a few of the TSC members and it was “great crac ” .
Photo and u tune video link are on my web site.
DId you find a kilt to wear ? I’m still looking for one as well .