Neal Hellman Concert
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|Sat 16 Dec ’06||
Where: Playhouse Theatre, 704 Hastings Street North, Hastings
Event listed by: Trevor Ruffell
Dulcimer virtuoso returns to Hawke's Bay.
Mountain Dulcimer virtuoso Neal Hellman, returns to Hawke’s Bay on Saturday 16th December for a concert and workshop at the Playhouse Theatre in Hastings.
It has been over two years since Neal visited Hastings, but those who heard him shared an amazing level of musicality, careful, subtle arrangements, wonderfully paced rhythms and relaxed playing.
Hellman plays with excitement, vigour and energy. An evening with Neal is like "sharing good music with a friend" - San Jose Mercury News.
Internationally recognised, Neal has been active in performing, writing, teaching and recording acoustic music for the past twenty years throughout the United States and Europe.
As founder, director and one of the primary artists of the Gourd Music record label, Neal has produced thirty albums and is the author of many books on the Appalachian dulcimer.
Neal is regularly paid the greatest compliment possible: his festival workshops are invariably crowded with students, old and new, who appreciate his clear instructional style, varied and original repertoire, and enthusiasm for his instrument.
Neal Hellman will be at The Playhouse Theatre, 704 Hastings Street North, Hastings, on Saturday 16th December.
Beginners Dulcimer Workshop: 2.30pm, tickets $20 (bring your own dulcimer)
Concert 8pm, tickets $20.
Combined Workshop & Concert $30.
Ticket sale at the door or contact Trevor Ruffell, ph 876 0531 for more information.
BEGINNERS WORKSHOP INFORMATION:
Let's Get Started: (Beginner) For the complete beginner. All the basics with an emphasis on rhythm and tone. How to tune, change strings, basic embellishments (hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides) and dulcimer care in general. Let's make your playing, no matter how simple, sound pleasing and even. One does not need to know how to read music or have any musical experience to take this workshop. No one is expected to perform at this workshop.