If you are interested in producing a solo performance by Grey Larsen, please send him an email or call him at (812) 334-9901.
Grey performs primarily with Cindy Kallet.
Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
To book performances and workshops by Cindy and Grey, please call Cindy Kallet at (812) 334-9901 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, each well-known and loved for their individual musical work, come together in concert to provide an evening of shared tunes and songs. Grey is one of America's finest players of the Irish flute and tin whistle, as well as an accomplished singer and concertina, fiddle, piano and harmonium player, and Cindy is a wonderful singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Grey's playing has been called "positively spellbinding" (The New Mexico Daily, Albuquerque, NM) and "exceptionally exceptional" (The Spectator, Raleigh-Durham, NC), while Scott Alarik of The Boston Globe calls Kallet "...one of folk music's most respected songwriters... provocative, heartwise, and original ...a brilliant guitarist... " Together they craft fresh new arrangements of traditional Irish music, Cindy's own sparkling original songs, Scandinavian fiddle duets, and old-time fiddle and guitar tunes from the great Indiana fiddler Joe Dawson. There is plenty of variety and breadth of musical territory here, all deeply rooted in folk traditions and informed by the baroque and classical counterpoint in which both Cindy and Grey, coincidentally, were immersed while growing up. Included are vocal duets, guitar, Irish flute, Irish alto flute, tin whistle, concertina, harmonium, and duet fiddling, and plenty of stories that put the music into a personal context. For more on Cindy Kallet, click here.
Grey and Cindy perform concerts, festivals, and school programs, and teach workshops from one-hour sessions to week-long classes at folk music camps. They are also available for private events such as weddings and celebrations, and for Unitarian-Universalist and other church services.
Grey Larsen Solo
Grey is most well-known as one of America's finest players and exponents
of the Irish flute. He has been playing traditional Irish music for over 30
years, having learned the art largely from Irish immigrants in his native
Ohio. His lyrical and soulful flute playing is renowned throughout the United
States and beyond. His flute playing is the centerpiece of his solo concerts,
along with Irish music played on the tin whistle and anglo concertina.
Grey is also a fine fiddler and has devoted a great deal of his musical life to the old-time fiddle music of his native southern midwest, which he likes to call "the northern fringe of Appalachia." Grey is one of the only people expert in playing and presenting the unique and lovely crooked-tune repertoire of 77-year-old southern Indiana fiddler Joe Dawson.
He loves to share stories about his musical mentors like Joe and Irishmen Michael Kennedy, Tom Byrne and Tom McCaffrey, as well as music and experience that he has gathered on his recent trips to Ireland. Expect to hear a few songs, too, traditional ones from the midwest as well as a few of Grey's favorites from his songwriting friends.
Grey has performed and recorded widely since the mid 1970s with Malcolm Dalglish, Metamora (Grey, Malcolm, and Pete Sutherland), André Marchand, Paddy League and many others.
* Grey is available for concerts, festivals, workshops and house concerts
Grey Larsen & Paddy League
Grey made two Irish music CDs (The Green House and Dark of the Moon) with Paddy League in 2001 and 2003. They performed soulful traditional Irish music throughout the US and in Europe with Irish flute, tin whistle, concertina, harmonium, guitar and bodhrán (traditional Irish frame drum). To read reviews of their CDs, please click here.
Grey Larsen & Andre Marchand
Grey recorded The
Orange Tree with André Marchand in 1993. In July 2004 Grey
and André released their long-awaited follow-up, Les
Marionnettes. Thousands know André from his years with the seminal Québeçois band, La
Bottine Souriante, and his current a cappella male vocal
group, Les Charbonniers de l'Enfer.