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Published on 11 May 2017
Event date: 24/09/2017 20:00 - 22:00 Export event
Kris, Dale and their son Ethan hail from middle Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau. The Ballingers play music that ranges from old time fiddle tunes to gypsy swing to contemporary ballads. Along with their tight-knit vocals, Kris’ guitar work and Dale’s upright bass provide a solid foundation for Ethan to soar on mandolin and guitar.
Kris and Dale have been playing music for most of their lives, and since 1980 they have been making music together. They played with national fiddlin’ champion Frazier Moss for seven years and performed with fiddler Junior Daugherty at Carnegie Hall in NYC. As founding members of “The Cluster Pluckers” they have recorded five albums, played across the United States and toured Europe and Japan.
Ethan was jamming with Chet Atkins, John Hartford and Roy Acuff before the age of two. He started playing piano when he was eight, but his true passion for music blossomed when he started playing guitar at age ten. Ethan is now a full time musician playing and touring with Lee Ann Womack and Aubrie Sellers and stays busy with studio work and producing in Nashville.
Matt Flinner will be joining the Ballingers on banjo and mandolin. He won the National Banjo Contest at Winfield Kansas in 1990, and took the mandolin award there the following year. Since then, Matt has become recognized as one of the premiere mandolinists as well as one of the finest new acoustic/roots music composers today.
Advance tickets £12
£14 on the door
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
This is a seated show
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