step dancing

A double bill this Saturday 3 pm on Folk Music and Beyond!   Talented Canadian fiddler April Verch and her trio makes her debut on KALW.  April is an award-winning, champion fiddler and step dancer—her music covers a lot of different styles—American roots, old-time, and traditional Canadian.  And from the Bay Area, singer Chris Webster and guitarist Nina Gerber will stop by the KALW studios and share a few songs. 

The Black Brothers

Mar 15, 2012
Photo courtesy of www.black-brothers.com

This song sounds Irish – and it is. But the Black Brothers, who perform it, live in the Bay Area. Brother Michael is a lecturer at San Francisco State University, and brother Shay has a weekly Irish show in Berkeley.

This Saturday the Black Brothers will be at the Larkspur Theater, in Larkspur, for St. Patrick’s Day!  Their performance begins at 8pm, following a documentary about Irish Step Dancing.