Presented by The Institute of Musical Traditions

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland

   Ann Mayo Muir withGrammy-Nominated Ensemble GalileiCelebrate The Release of Their New CD:

SILVER SPRING, MD – On Sunday, October 17, 2010, the Grammy-nominated instrumental group Ensemble Galilei and musician/singer/songwriter Ann Mayo Muir celebrate the release of their new collaborative CD, Notes From Across The Sea, in a special presentation by The Institute of Musical Traditions (IMT) at the magnificent Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College with a special appearance by Hot Soup!  Ann Mayo Muir has had a long and lustrous career as a recording artist and touring musician, most often performing with the legendary folk trio, Bok Muir & Trickett. In those years she distinguished herself as a singer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, recording three solo albums and eleven critically acclaimed albums with the trio. Now Ann adds "Composer" to her list of accomplishments - stunning instrumental music which can be found on her new CD NOTES FROM ACROSS THE SEA. Ensemble Galilei, a highly respected Celtic/Early Music/Classical Crossover group, arranged and performs the pieces with Celtic harp (Sue Richards), fiddle Hanneke Cassel), viola (Ryan McKasson), percussion (Danny Mallon), viola da gamba (Carolyn Anderson Surrick) and guitar (by guest musician, Tom Mitchell). Of the CD Gordon Bok writes, "Some pieces feel American, many have a European twist and a couple have run off with the is a sinuous, snappy, energetic delight of interpretation, with many shifts and surprises, happily suited to Annie's unique vision. With so many tastes and textures, this CD is a feast for the musical gourmet." Ann will also appear with Ensemble Galilei to sing some of her favorite songs complete with scrumptious Hot Soup harmonies! Ticket special $10 with Montgomery College ID

$20 advance/$25 at the door