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Duo opens Dana Alumni series

The opening concert of the Dana Alumni Recital Series will be available online beginning Saturday.

The performance, recorded at the McDonough Museum of Art, will feature Caitlin Hedge, violin, and Dave Lynn, guitar. Hedge, who earned her master’s degree in music in 2017, and Lynn, who earned his bachelor’s degree in music in 2004, will perform original folk songs and traditional Irish fiddle arrangements as well as some bluegrass.

Hedge started arranging folk tunes as a teenager in a Celtic band with her brother and sister.

“I taught myself how to play guitar and began writing my own songs,” she said. “All the lyrics I’ll be singing are my own texts. Sometimes I like to incorporate hints of classical music into the melodies, but I always give them a twist.”

Lynn and Hedge met while playing in Demos Papadimas’ band in 2016. Since then, they have performed several times as a duo, and Lynn now is helping Hedge reimagine her simple Celtic tunes into her first solo album, due out next year.

The Dana Alumni Recital Series features a variety of music performed by graduates of the Dana School of Music in collaboration with the McDonough Museum of Art. It will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Cliffe College and McDonough YouTube channels.

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