With RUCKUS, the long-awaited follow up to 2009’s multi award-winning album POSTCARDS, Beyond the Pale re-asserts its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative acoustic ensembles. Inspired by Klezmer and Balkan styles but informed by everything from jazz and chamber music to bluegrass and reggae, this stunning new album displays the virtuosic musicianship, meticulous dynamics, and exuberant energy for which the group has become known in its nearly 20-year career. RUCKUS is an instrumental tour de force, featuring an equal balance of genre-bending original compositions and inventive arrangements of traditional material. Join us to celebrate the artistry and longevity of this three-time Canadian Folk Music Award-winning group, which just happens to feature our very own Artistic Director, Eric Stein (mandolin), along with Bret Higgins (bass), Aleksandar Gajic (violin), Milos Popovic (accordion), Martin van de Ven (clarinets), and special guest Max Senitt (percussion).
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 8:30pm
HUGH’s ROOM, 2261 Dundas St. W.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
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