Christmas with Al Petteway, Amy White
& Robin Bullock

St Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD


AL PETTEWAY & AMY WHITE perform an exciting blend of contemporary, Celtic-influenced, original and traditional instrumental music on acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, Irish bouzouki, vocals and world percussion. Their signature sound is heard daily on NPR and is featured in a number of movies and documentaries.

Al & Amy first began performing and recording together as a duo in 1995 and proceeded to win the 1995 Washington Area Music Association Award (WAMMIE) for "Best New Artist." Since then, they have become one of the most respected and well-liked acts in the acoustic music scene. They were Artists in Residence at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and have performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the country.

After releasing an impressive collection of solo recordings, they recorded Racing Hearts, their first formal duo project. It was awarded the WAMMIE for best New Age Recording in 2000 and was followed immediately by their second duo recording Gratitude which won top honors in 2001 including an "Indie" award in the Acoustic Instrumental category from the Association for Independent Music. These recordings also led to several awards from the Maryland State Arts Council for composition and performance. Between them, they won a grand total of fifty Wammie awards in the Celtic, Folk, and New Age categories before relocating to the Asheville, NC area in the winter of 2002-3.
Amy White & Al Petteway will be joined on stage by guitar wizard, ROBIN BULLOCK. Born in 1964 in Washington DC, a major focal point for both bluegrass and Irish music, Robin began playing guitar at age seven, initially inspired by Doc and Merle Watson, Norman Blake and John Fahey.  Robin's apprenticeship years were spent at fiddlers' conventions, bluegrass festivals and Irish seisuns, mastering the subtleties of a half-dozen instruments in both American and Celtic styles. Today, Robin is recognized as one of the few musicians who can so successfully blend the ancient airs and dance tunes of the Celtic lands with the roots music traditions of the "New World."

In 2000, Robin relocated to France, and now lives in the tiny village of Tripleval, on the Seine river northwest of Paris.  He continues to tour and record on both sides of the Atlantic, performing solo and in duos with guitarist Steve Baughman and flute player Michel Sikiotakis. "Dazzling spirit...what he offers is not just virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity, but also the sensibility of one on a quest between past and present, traditional and modern." - Trad Magazine (France)

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