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Guest Artist Series: Rakish

Petrie School of Music at Converse College presents Rakish September 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn get their duo name from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that suits their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Yet “rakish” itself also suggests something strikingly unconventional in its appearance, and Scanlin and Hearn embrace this connotation, drawing on the music they grew up with and performing it with their own slant, Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects a shared interest in and love for chamber music and jazz. Free.