Join Calliope once again as we partner with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to provide afternoons of free music under the tent at Schenley Plaza this summer. Spend your lunch with great music! Scroll down for this summer’s complete schedule.
Thursday, June 29
11:00 am Carrie Collins
11:40 am Pardon my French
12:20 pm Steel City Ukuleles
Carrie Collins is a local singer-songwriter inspired by 90’s indie and alternative music. Her music has been described as, “melodic indie-acoustic with ethereal vocals like honey, bourbon and smoke, and charged lyrics. Check her out on ReverbNation here.
Pardon My French is a Pittsburgh based band that plays traditional and contemporary French music, especially of Bretagne but also a variety of Bal-Folk. Bal-Folk is trad dance music from Western Europe. Pardon My French John Sarney on Accordion, Lisa Tamres on Fiddle, and Fabien Goulay on accordion. Check out their website.
Steel City Ukuleles is a community group dedicated to entertainment, education and performance among ukulele enthusiasts in the Greater Pittsburgh area. All players are welcome, from beginners to professionals. Check out their website.
Thursday, July 27
11:00 am Jessica Keller
11:40 am David Hipchen
12:20 pm Amarillis
Jessica Keller is a Pittsburgh-area based songwriter who also performs in the duo, False Apathy. The duo will participate in an Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention. Keller will be teaching ukulele, guitar, and basic music theory lessons ($5 for an hour lesson) to raise money for their team. More info here. Check out her Soundcloud page here.
David Hipchen is a singer songwriter that performs both as a solo/duo acoustic act, and as the singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Tilted Shadows. Hipchen is a member of the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle whose influences range from classic rock acts like Hendrix and Pink Floyd, to 90’s bands including Collective Soul, Alice In Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots, to current artists such as Ben Harper and Highly Suspect. Check out his website here.
Amarillis plays dance music: Contra dance, English Country dance, waltzes, tangos, hambos – whatever takes our fancy. We are Allison Thompson – concertina; Maro Avakian – piano; Donna Isaac – fiddle
Thursday, August 31
11:00 am Bay Chamber Players
11:40 am South Wind
12:20 pm Penny Anderson / Shape Note Singers
Bay Chamber Players: Violinist; Gil Bigenho, Jr. directs the ensemble in performing a wide spectrum of styles from the classics to folk, bluegrass, jazz and originals. The group consisting of an all Pittsburgh cast of players looks forward to seeing you at their next performance.
South Wind, a duo formed by singers and multi-instrumentalists Annie Trimble and Curt Cooper, presents a variety of acoustic traditional and contemporary folk music, including songs from the Child’s collection of early Celtic music, to songs of modern Appalachia. Contemporary and original folk songs, a wide repertoire of children’s songs, and traditional old-time dance tunes round out South Wind’s program. Check out their website here.