The Shedd welcomes back two of our favorites: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason return for their 7th stop at the Jaqua Concert Hall since 2003 and we're always glad to see them!
Jay and Molly achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay's composition "Ashokan Farewell" became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War. The soundtrack won a Grammy and "Ashokan Farewell", inspired by Jay and Molly's Ashokan Fiddle Dance Camps in New York's Catskill Mountains, was nominated for an Emmy. They reached an even wider audience over the years through their appearances on Great Performances, A Prairie Home Companion, their own public radio specials and through their work on film soundtracks such as Brother's Keeper and Legends of the Fall. In concert, Jay and Molly welcome audiences with their comfortable sense of fun, and a repertoire of traditional tunes and Ungar-Mason originals spanning two centuries and two continents.