Kallet, Epstein & Cicone

 
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photo by Alison Shaw

Kallet, Ellen Epstein and Michael Cicone have had the pleasure of performing together in concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout New England since 1981. Their close harmonies have inspired enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics alike. The trio sings both a capella and accompanied by guitar and hammered dulcimer, drawing material from contemporary and traditional music of the British Isles and North America, with a liberal sprinkling of sea music and occasional forays into other cultures as well. The threesome released their third recording, HeartWalk, in 2008. They continue to celebrate the fact that they have been making music together for over 30 years.

Cindy Kallet is a songwriter, singer and guitarist with five solo albums to her credit. Working On Wings To Fly and Cindy Kallet 2 on Folk Legacy Records, and Dreaming Down A Quiet Line, This Way Home, and Leave the Cake in the Mailbox – Songs for Parents and Kids Growing Up (chosen for a 2004 Parents’ Choice Gold Award ) on Stone’s Throw Music. She has also recorded a collaborative effort with Gordon Bok entitled Neighbors (Timberhead), two duo albums with Grey Larsen, Cross the Water and Welcome Day, and has extensive performing experience throughout North America. Cindy’s love for the natural beauty of the New England coast has been the inspiration for many of her songs. The Cindy Kallet Songbook – A Collection for Guitar and Voice published in 2003 by Stone’s Throw Music, contains words, music. chords, and guitar tab for 32 original songs.

Ellen Epstein has enjoyed playing guitar and singing with adults and children for more than 40 years. She has lent her harmonies to numerous recording projects, including all of Cindy’s solo albums, and to many singing groups, including the Boston-based folk chorus Northern Harmony. In 2007, Ellen received her credential as a Certified Music Practitioner with the Music for Healing and Transition Program, which trains musicians to play bedside music for people who are ill or dying. Learn more about Ellen and the Music for Healing and Transition Program.

Michael Cicone has been singing and dancing in the Boston area since 1979. He has performed with the Christmas Revels in Cambridge and New Hampshire, and was a member of both the traveling folk festival Green Mountain Crossing, and instrumental trio Filigree Deep. He teaches hammered dulcimer and English country dance, and can also be heard on Cindy’s recent albums. His most recent release is an instrumental collaboration with Susan Robbins entitled Sea Change.

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