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The 'Indiana Jones' of instruments is bringing unique sounds and traditions to Kansas City

A man with gray hair and glasses plays a sultana with a focused expression, as a viola da gamba sits nearby
Carlos Moreno
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Classical KC
Gerald Trimble plays the sultana, with a viola da gamba at his side.

Classical KC's Brooke Knoll speaks with multi-instrumentalist and improviser Gerald Trimble about his eclectic instruments and musical influences. Hear him perform in our studio and learn more about his upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Candlelight Ceilidh.

Host

Brooke Knoll

Guest

Gerald Trimble

Program

Niksar'in Fidanlari, The Old Bush, Yabandan Gel
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - viola da gamba

Şeyh Şamil
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - sultana

Master Crowley's - Irish Reel
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - sultana

MacKenzie's Farewell
by John Ban
Gerald Trimble - five string fretted bass violin

Greensleeves To A Ground
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - bass viola da gamba, River Guerguerian - percussion

Parson's Farewell
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - bass viola da gamba

Argiers
by John Playford, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - bass viola da gamba, viola d'amore, quinton de viole, River Guerguerian - percussion

Irish Reels
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - vocals, vielle, bandora, Phil Hollenbeck - vocals, tabla, dholak, Maria Wolfe - vocals, Doug Goodhart - bodhran

Morag, Tres Morillas
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - vocals, bass and treble viola da gamba, vielle, lavta, Bob Brostoski - Bandora, Julia Thro - Lavta, Maria Wolfe - vocals

Gigues
Traditional, arr. by Gerald Trimble
Gerald Trimble - vielle, Bob Brostoski - Bandora, Julia Thro - Lavta, Phil Hollenbeck - tabla

Gerald Trimble and Jambaroque will perform at St. Garabed Armenian Church of Kansas City
on March 4, 2023. More about Gerald can be found at geraldtrimble.com.

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.