Shows: Cellar Stage Baltimore


THE CELLAR STAGE™ BALTIMORE at
Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton
5315 Harford Road * Baltimore, MD 21214
Located in the Hamilton area of Northeast Baltimore.
Concert information: 410-521-9099
Cell phone for info on day of show: 443-540-0226
uptownconcerts@gmail.com

Tickets:

  • By web: Available at Brown Paper Tickets. Use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
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  • By mail: send check or money order to Uptown Concerts, Inc., P.O. Box 1053, Randallstown, MD 21133. Please make checks payable to Uptown Concerts, Inc. Include a phone number and be sure to specify the show(s) for which you are purchasing tickets. Include your e-mail address and I’ll e-mail you a receipt.
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Uptown Concerts Money Back Guarantee
We encourage you to take a chance on an artist you don’t know. If the music is really not to your liking and you wish to leave you can get a full refund of the ticket price any time before the headline act has played for 30 minutes.

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Friday, February 17th
BALTIMORE IRISH TRAD FEST
fundraiser concert and silent auction

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Join us for an entertaining evening of some of the Baltimore/Washington area’s Irish traditional music! Featuring greats such as Billy McComiskey (button accordion), Donna Long (piano), Jim Eagan (fiddle), Laura Byrne (flute), and MANY MORE! There will be dancers, music, a silent auction and other events to be announced.

All proceeds will benefit the annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest to be held April 2017. Bringing in some of the world’s most talented Irish traditional musicians and dancers from around North America and Ireland, the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest is an annual weekend of educational music and dance workshops, sessions and a concert held at various venues around the city of Baltimore. Class offerings include guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle, button accordion, piano, songs, banjo, bodhran and more!

Buy tickets for Baltimore Irish Trad Fest Fundraiser Concert and Celebration at Cellar Stage Baltimore


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Robin Bullock

Robin Bullock

Friday, February 24th
ROBIN BULLOCK

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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“Celtic guitar god.” ~ Baltimore City Paper.

“Breathtaking…brilliant technique, always in service of the music.” ~ Guitar Player.

“A musician whose technical skill and stylistic expertise are second to none…a time-served folkie of the highest calibre.” ~ Classical Guitar (U.K.).

Robin Bullock is a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O’Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of the southern Appalachians and evocative original compositions all find a musical 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 multi-instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and American traditions.

“Dazzling spirit…what he offers is not just virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity, but also the sensibility of one on a quest between past and present, traditional and modern.” ~ Trad Magazine (France).

Originally rising to prominence as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon, Robin’s solo career has won him three 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.”

(Note: Aiofe Clancy will not be appearing at this show.)

Buy tickets for Robin Bullock at Cellar Stage Baltimore


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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke

Friday, March 10th
KEVIN BURKE

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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“Lyric, fluid and precisely as tricky as he needs to be…probably the greatest Irish fiddler living.” ~ The Village Voice

Kevin Burke’s fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. In the US he received a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA, in Ireland the prestigious Gradam Ceoil award, both acknowledging him as a master of the tradition. Although Kevin has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music — the “naked fiddle” as he sometimes puts it. This is very evident in his live solo release, “In Concert”, a performance of mostly unaccompanied traditional pieces. His solo concerts are mesmerizing, you feel like a fortunate guest in the home of this gracious master of the vibrant Irish tradition.

“Kevin Burke plays the fiddle so smoothly, with such buoyancy, and with such relaxed showmanship, that even a large concert hall becomes intimate.” ~ The New Yorker

“A lyrical player of emotional electricity.” ~ The Washington Post

“Burke imparts a rhythmic intensity that is remarkably powerful…a superior instrumentalist in any idiom…impressively virtuosic.” ~ The New York Times

Buy tickets for Kevin Burke at Cellar Stage Baltimore

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Friday, March 24th
HEATHER AUBREY LLOYD, KIPYN MARTIN & VICTORIA VOX
Singer/Songwriters in the Round

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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More than a decade touring the U.S., Heather Aubrey Lloyd has brought her lush, passionate voice to every type of venue, from folk festivals and bars to bait shops and clothing-optional resorts. A recovering reporter, her songs drift from journalistic to deeply personal, each narrative offered up in her distinctive alto and layered over finger-picked guitar. Her sets are rounded out with a few pieces on djembe, the instrument that earned her primal reputation as co-front for the Baltimore-based band ilyAIMY. She’s backed and supported Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Shawn Mullins, performed as a 2012 Most-Wanted Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was a DC Lilith Fair Talent Search finalist. In Jan. 2015, she began work on her second solo CD, “A Message in the Mess,” a collaboration with Reno band, The Novelists.

“Lloyd’s voice has a powerful emotional and technical range, using everything from a delicate whisper to a bluesy growl to breathe life into the folk narratives.” — Michael Duck, The Morning Call

Kipyn Martin is a West Virginia native who now resides in the Washington DC area. Recent accolades include being named New Artist of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association in 2015 and winning Gold and Silver Awards in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Her song “Nightbird” from her debut album, Undercover Muse won a Gold Award, as well as the Director’s Choice Award, in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and she received international distinction in the 2013 UK Song Contest when “I Believe in You” from Undercover Muse earned a semi-finalist rating. In addition to her songwriting and concerts Kipyn, along with Allison Shapira, presents a tribute show to Joni Mitchell & Joan Baez — The Joan & Joni Show.

Her voice is gathering a reputation in the region, hailed by listeners as “an instrument of unrefined purity” ~ Tony S. (Leicester Bangs) and “the most pure voice I’ve ever heard” ~ Karin Fuller (The Charleston Gazette).

Victoria Vox is a glorified band-geek and award-winning songwriter, originally from Green Bay, WI. The ukulele-toting Vox has been touring the world since 2006 at ukulele festivals, folk clubs, and listening rooms. Not only is she a household name on the ukulele scene, she’s becoming better known for her “mouth-trumpet” (as seen on the Jay Leno Show and in the Wall Street Journal), a jazz era vocal technique. She holds a degree in Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music, and although her music is eclectic, tapping into many styles: folk, soul, old-time, swing, pop-rock and chanson; jazz often comes to the forefront.

Buy tickets for Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin, Victoria Vox: Songwriters in the round at Cellar Stage Baltimore



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Bill Staines

Bill Staines

Friday, April 21st
BILL STAINES

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For over forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s and, for a time, emceed the Sunday hootenanny at the renowned Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. In 1971, after one of his performances, a reviewer for The Phoenix stated that Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” A decade later, both in 1980 and 1981, the annual Reader’s Poll of The Boston Globe selected him as a “favorite performer.”

In 1991, Bill entered his forth decade as a folk performer with an international reputation as an artist. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today and averages around 200 concert dates a year. Bill weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances, and as one reviewer wrote, “he has a sense of timing to match the best stand-up comic.” His music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease, his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon.

“Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines” ~ Charles “Sandy” Paton, Folk Legacy Records.

Buy tickets for Bill Staines at Cellar Stage Baltimore

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Friday, May 12th
ANNE HILLS & DAVID ROTH

Tickets TBA ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
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