McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Halloween with Circa Paleo.Embracing rhythms and melodies that breach the boundaries of region and era, Circa Paleo draws upon varied global influences to bring unlikely musical combinations to the here and now. As our interpretations meet exotic traditions, the folk music evolution continues.The emotions, whether joyful celebration or sorrowful longing, weave a common thread among the many countries, eras and peoples represented. Experimental layering of ethnic drums and percussive rhythm create a supportive space for the expressive violin performances. Other instruments including saz, oud, ney, cittern, clarinet and charengo emerge as guest voices in these arrangements.circa: from Latin circa “about” or “around”
paleo: prefix used in scientific combinations; from Greek palaio-, comb. form of palaios “old, ancient; also “far” (in space and time)
circa Paleo: around the world in approximate times.
Jenny and Josh hunt and gather from world-wide musical influences, while Jay provides wisdom of paleolithic proportions.
Violin, Fiddle, GuitarJoshua Amyx
Plethora of Percussion and Hand Drums, Saz, Guitar