ACES World Music Series and Sponsored Programs
Spring 2015

Simple Gifts
Thursday, January 29, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Fynette Kulas Music Hall
Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street
Berea, OH  44017

Two women plus ten instruments equal one good time!  This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders and guitar plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.  Simple Gifts presents a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes.  Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots.
Simple Gifts website


Zuzu African Acrobats
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Student Activities Center (SAC)
96 Beech Street
Berea, OH  44017

This high-flying tumbling act from Mombasa, Kenya has been entertaining audiences across the country with their high-energy performances, incorporating fast pyramid building, limbo, contortion, bottle balancing, tumbling, chair stacks and balancing.  They have been featured on "America's Got Talent," The Late Show with David Letterman," and the Texas State Fair, and they have performed at three Super Bowls. Presented in celebration of Black History Month.
Zuzu African Acrobats video



Wednesday, April 1, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Gamble Auditorium
Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front Street
Berea, OH  44017

Tim Britton and Pat Egan are in the forefront of the contemporary Celtic music scene. Hailed as "a phenomenon" by Time magazine, Tim Britton is a virtuoso on the rare uilleann pipes, wooden flute and tinwhistle.  A veteran of almost 40 years of performing with the best Irish musicians, his profound insight into the tradition is enhanced by the many influences he grew up with in Philadelphia.  For over 30 years, Tipperary man Pat Egan has developed his own powerfully emotive style of guitar accompaniment and vocal delivery, appearing with players throughout Ireland and the United States.  He has some wonderful, but little-known songs - old and new, that fit both traditional and contemporary contexts.  Appearing here as a duo, they will be sure to warm your heart and challenge you to stay in your seat.
Tim Britton/Pat Egan video


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