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Poisoned Dwarf is:
Thomas DeRose, Irish Flute
Wayne A. Hill, fiddle
Eric Hunter, guitar
Lance A. Pedigo, percussion
Stewart Pittman, whistles and Small Pipes

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The dwarves in concert on HR Music TV

Poisoned Dwarf’s new CD, Bolt the Door,
is now available!

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Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music, and for them, the tunes matter most. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, Virginia has entertained audiences in many different settings for years.

The Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish Small-Pipes, banjo, a variety of percussion instruments (including bones and bodhran), accordion, and of course fiddle are all brought to the dance for Poisoned Dwarf performances. Their love for the music and the playing of it is always obvious from the first note, so while listening to and seeing Poisoned Dwarf’s melting of one tune after another, you'll dance.

From the liner notes of Poisoned Dwarf’s latest CD, Bolt the Door:

The tunes matter most. Tunes under the traditional music umbrella are virtually living organisms and since there are an infinite number of ways to approach every tune it is best to allow them to breathe and continue to evolve. Our straightforward arrangements of these tunes into Sets allow our playing of the Sets (and the tunes within them) to evolve as well. This recording is therefore only a snapshot of our playing of a few of these tunes during a cold February weekend in 2007.

As this inviting body of tunes continues to grow, so too do the numbers of listeners, dancers, and musicians eager to join in the fun associated with it. We love this music and hope our listeners enjoy our playing of it as much as we enjoy playing it. While respecting and taking the tradition of traditional music making seriously, we avoid taking ourselves too much so. After all, compared to the growing party under an ever expanding umbrella of great tunes and great music, we’re mere dwarves.
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