Weis Center hosts Famed Piper, Fiddler Team

Genevieve Block, Contributing Writer

The University welcomed the Famed Piper, Fiddler Team to campus on Sept. 6. The duo, David Power and Willie Kelly, performed traditional Irish music for an audience of University students, faculty, and community members. With only three instruments, a set of pipes, a penny whistle, and a fiddle, Kelly and Power radiated the unique sounds of Irish music throughout the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Power is well known throughout Ireland for his talents and Kelly is regarded as one of the top fiddlers in the Northeast. The duo recently came together to create an album titled “Apples in Winter,” which has received rave reviews in the music world. The University puts on free concerts such as these to encourage students, faculty, professors, and members of the Lewisburg community to become involved in the arts.

“It was a magical evening of traditional Irish music performed by two of the finest musicians working today. David Power, in particular, is a true master of the uilleann pipes, which is an extremely complicated instrument. The packed Weis Center audience was appreciative of the concert which fits in nicely with the Weis Center’s mission to bring the best in performing arts from around the world to Bucknell,” Executive Director of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts Kathryn Maguet said.

“I originally visited Bucknell University in 2014 with a touring group of pretty famous traditional Irish musicians called ‘Masters of Tradition,’” Power said. “We had a wonderful experience at that time and I was very pleased to receive an invitation to return to Bucknell from the Director of your wonderful Weis Performing Arts Center, the energetic and dynamic Kathryn Maguet.”

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