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Robin Bullock (The Kennedy Center)

Robin Bullock

Hailed as a "Celtic guitar god" by Baltimore City Paper, Robin Bullock is a prolific composer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist interpreting the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants on acoustic guitar, cittern and mandolin. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of southern Appalachia and evocative original compositions all find a common ground in Robin's music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and American traditions. Originally rising to prominence as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon (winners of the Association for Independent Music's prestigious INDIE Award for Best Seasonal Recording), Robin's solo career has won him multiple Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Governor's Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a feature broadcast on National Public Radio's hugely popular Celtic music program "The Thistle and Shamrock."  His recorded work includes seven critically acclaimed solo CDs and four collaborations, including Celtic Guitar Summit with California fingerstylist Steve Baughman, which was honored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine with an "Editor's Pick" as one of the top CDs of 2003.

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Dubbed the “Celtic guitar god,” Robin Bullock blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic people and their Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision with his virtuosity on guitar, cittern, and mandolin.

Robin Bullock

Dubbed the “Celtic guitar god,” Robin Bullock blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic people and their Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision with his virtuosity on guitar, cittern, and mandolin.

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