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The CAPE TRADITION  

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In concert at the first Cape Cod Scottish Festival, September 2008

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Cape Tradition is a group consisting of some of the finest Irish traditional musicians on Cape Cod. They perform at sessions,
concerts, festivals, and private functions throughout the year. The group was founded in 2005 by Bill Black.

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The instrumentation includes fiddle, guitar, flute, recorder, uilleann pipes, banjo, accordion, harmonica, concertina,
bouzouki, whistle, mandolin, and bodhrán (the Irish frame drum). The group's repertoire consist of the Irish dance
tunes - primarily reels, jigs, and hornpipes that have been the staple of the Irish instrumental tradition for hundreds of years.

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Although the group totals about fifteen members, they are quite capable of performing in smaller units depending on the
requirements of the audience or the venue. The members are also versatile in that most are capable of performing other types
of music - American, Canadian, Scots, even blues! - and of adding vocals in English and Irish.

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Individual members are often called upon to act as teachers to the growing number of young (and not-so-young) people
who have become interested in Irish traditional music.
Cape Tradition is also highly supportive of more formal
teaching efforts such as those of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the West Bend Music School,
and Nik Engstrom's fine "Sonnay" fiddle group.

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For more information on Cape Tradition, contact Bill Black via email bill (at) capeirish (dot) com
or at 508.540.5324.