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Eliot Grasso and Adam Hendey – Wee Ceili Room

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Adam Hendey is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer living in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for his sense and skill as a sought-after accompanist in the city’s vibrant traditional music communities, he is also a prolific teacher, performer, and producer. Adam is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied Traditional Music as a Master’s student, and the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, where he finished with Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Philosophy.


Eliot Grasso (uilleann pipes, flute, tin whistle), has taught, performed, and recorded throughout North America and Europe for over two decades and is a founding member of the Celtic ensemble Dréos. He has performed for President Clinton at the NEA Awards, appeared as a featured artist on “Prairie Home Companion,” performed and taught for the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh, and appeared as a soloist in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Scotland’s National Piping Festival, Piping Live. Eliot has over a dozen recordings to his name, including an album of unaccompanied uilleann piping, which is volume 1 of Na Píobairí Uilleann’s series of master pipers, The Ace and Deuce of Piping. Eliot holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Oregon, and a M.A. in ethnomusicology from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Grasso’s artistic and academic work as a performer, recording artist, composer, and researcher has earned awards from the traditional music community, the recording industry, and the academic establishment. He teaches music at Gutenberg College in Eugene, Oregon. A fuller picture of his endeavors is available at www.eliotgrasso.com.


In 2023, Eliot and Adam released Breathe Blue, an introspective recording of Irish traditional music for tin whistle and guitar. It is currently available for streaming and purchase at https://eliotgrasso.bandcamp.com/album/breathe-blue


November 25
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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