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Austin Cultural Exchange celebrates Bloomsday with music & storytelling of Sean Orr and Thomas "Doc" Grauzer, Irish Harp Music as well as a brief reading by Ismael Ricardo Archbold from James Joyce's poetry collection CHAMBER MUSIC.
Join us for Bloomsday when we will celebrate the life & work of James Joyce and the particular state of being that is Irishness. We will enjoy the music, history-giving & storytelling of the country bard Sean Orr & Friends and the harpist Thomas "Doc" Grauzer.
Sean Orr learned to sing and play the fiddle in the honky tonks & dance-halls across the state of Texas. Later on, he extensively toured from Arizona to North Carolina as both a front-man and a side-man in countless country bands. In recent years he has played festivals in Canada & Europe and has had the privilege of representing Texas — singing & playing Texas-style fiddle at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Presently he fronts “Texas Gold,” a band known for their unapologetic, high-energy Texas Swing, Honky Tonk and Cajun offerings. He also fronts “The Imaginary Band,” a mainstay of Celtic music in the Central Texas-area, as well as being an in-demand studio musician & guest fiddler for numerous bands across the state of Texas.
Thomas "Doc" Grauzer
Thomas "Doc" Grauzer is a harper & storyteller of the Irish tradition.Fascinated with the traditional harp music of Ireland, Scotland & Wales, he often inclues the folklore or some weird story between the tunes because it's important to know the story of the music as well as the music itself. From the moment he first touched an Irish harp in a South Austin pawn shop 23 years ago, he knew that this is what he is here to do. In this 21st century, he is a link in a chain of musical & cultural tradition that goes back a thousand years plus.
Ismael Ricardo Archbold is the host of Austin Cultural Exchange.
ACE is a monthly collaborative series at the The Museum of Human Achievement with an emphasis on community, learning, eclecticism and fun. for more information about ACE, please go to http://austinculturalexchange.tumblr.com