WEEKEND: Duo brings world of music to Coyle on Saturday night
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Tania Opland and Mike Freeman will mix music from around the world inside Coyle's Laurel B. Johnson Community Center on Saturday.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

COYLE — Hurdy-gurdy, Native American flute, ocarina: These are some of the instruments Tania Opland and Mike Freeman will bring to this Saturday night's show at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, home of the Concerts in the Woods series.

The pair have been touring the globe together for close to two decades, from their two home bases.

Eclectic selections

Opland and Freeman divide their time between Suquamish in Kitsap County and Inistioge, Ireland, so they sing songs from those locales and places in between, accompanied by that eclectic selection of instruments.

It will all tumble forth this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the center, where admission is by donation.

And as usual, listeners of all ages are welcome.

Freeman, originally from Manchester, England, has played guitar and percussion for many years with an assortment of bands and Middle Eastern and African dance troupes, performing at festivals throughout Britain and North America.

Opland, who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, plays five-string violin, hammered dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy and an Alaska-made, double-chambered wooden ocarina.

“I still find their sound to be one of my favorites,” said Concerts in the Woods presenter Norm Johnson.

“They keep the attendance interested all the way through,” he added, “with their variety of instruments, languages and styles from around the world.”

For more about the duo, visit www.Opland-Freeman.com.

For directions to and details about the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center at 923 Hazel Point Road, visit www.CoyleConcerts.com or contact Norm Johnson at 360-765-3449 or johnson5485@msn.com.


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: February 13. 2014 7:16PM
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