Folk music duo Sara Grey and Kieron Means will perform a concert of traditional Scottish and American folk songs at Montana State University-Billings, at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Cisel Hall. Presented by Yellowstone Public Radio, admission is $8, and free to children attending with parents.
Grey and Means will perform in Bozeman at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. The concert is sponsored by the Bozeman Folklore Society and admission is $12, $10 for BFS members and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.
An American singer, banjo player and song collector, Grey is immersed in the song traditions of both sides of the Atlantic. She lived in Scotland for 28 years and has traveled the U.S. striving to strengthen the links between Celtic and American culture.
A foremost exponent of old-time style, Grey accompanies herself on five-string banjo, and specializes in stories from her native New England. Her emotional voice reflects her great knowledge of and feeling for traditional music; she is also at home with a gentle lyric or a harsh account of life on the frontier.
Grey has performed in folk clubs, festivals and on many radio programs in Europe, Great Britain, and the U.S. Her son Means is a folk musician, singer and guitarist who tours the major festivals and folk clubs throughout the U.S. and Britain. He was chosen as one of the most promising talents to perform in the Buxton club and festival organizers conference.
In their Billings and Bozeman concerts, Grey and Means will perform music from Grey's many recordings, including "Boy She's A Daisy" and "Back in the Airly Days" and from Means' recently released debut CD, "Run Mountain." Call 657-2941.