we believe... that a Fair should ignite
all your senses and inspire all your passion, so we have music,
too. In fact, we have folk and world music to go with our folk
we are proud to present our 2014 performers, complete with contact information and bios. Who knows?
You may find you are in need of musical entertainment!
saturday, august 2
“Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso combine cleverly
witty with powerfully poignant songs, along with well chosen covers to present
an unusually entertaining and involving repertoire engagingly delivered. Prezioso's
song "1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes" is one of the most outstanding songs
of the past 50 years." Rich Warren The Midnight
Special - WFMT Radio, Chicago, IL.
Trilliam's eclectic repertoire ranges in style from Celtic, to
folk, to ragtime, to swing, to bluegrass, and appeals to all ages
and most musical tastes. "...the new CD is
one of the best recordings I have heard in a while...it's really
top shelf!" Lilli Kuzma, WDCB Folk Festival
Guyz with Bad Eyez
... are Merv Collins and Don Humbertson. The
Guyz enjoy playing a wide range of popular (and some lesser-known)
tunes with energy and gusto. Merv
Collins, a Fingerstyle and Lead Guitarist, has
been playing music for over 4 decades. Merv’s instrumental
style is influenced by celtic, classical, bluegrass, country,
folk, medieval and even some good old rock and roll music. Don Humbertson,
a Woodstock resident, handles lead singing duties for the
Guyz along with playing his 12-string guitar. Gordon Lightfoot,
John Prine, Leo Kottke and John Fahey are some of the performers
Don has admired and been influenced by. Long ago, in a galaxy
far, far away, Don was the advertising director of the Chicago
performers in 2014
Maureen and Brian Barnes have been playing dulcimer duets since 2004. They live in Bloomington IL and are known throughout the area as they play for weddings, charitable events, churches, senior citizen homes and parties. They are the proud parents of three grown daughters and two Angora fiber rabbits!
artistic director and choreographer of Midwest Ballet Theatre,
while rehearsing for a Celtic-themed program, Mim stood next
to a musician playing the hammered dulcimer and fell in love
with the instrument on the spot!
Mark’s songs will leave imprints on your heart,
and it’s likely that you’ll experience the full gamut of emotions,
from heartache to laughter, during his intimate performances.
Olivia has been playing harp for 7 years and piano for 8. This will be
her fourth year at the Midwest Fiber Festival. She is happy to return
to play the harp and meet some more wonderful people! Olivia has
recently taken up playing the guitar and the bandura, the national
Ukrainian instrument. She very much enjoys playing classical harp and
any other desired music at weddings and other social events.
|| Mary Lai
fresh renditions of familiar tunes and memorable originals
with passionate vocals and guitar. Her music has been called "magical," "deeply
moving," reminiscent of Judy Collins and Eva Cassidy but
with a voice all her own.
Dean’s music ranges from folk, country, rock, ballads,
latin, bluegrass, pop to novelty songs. He has opened for such
greats as Paul Butterfield, Jan & Dean, Cab Calloway, the
Spencer Davis Group, Bo Diddley, The Kingston Trio and many
19 year old Lillian Reasor is an internationally award winning Irish Folk Harper. Currently in her freshman year studying Classical Harp Performance at Northwestern University; Lillian also teaches, composes and performs both Classical and Irish music in the Chicagoland area.
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