(YADKINVILLE, NC) – The Yadkin Arts Council is bringing the Celtic / Traditional Eastern European / Appalachian Scythian rock band back to the Willingham Theater for two shows. These concerts will take place on November 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Willingham Theater located inside the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center at 226 East Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Come dance the day away and experience the unique One reinvented folk rock music that Scythe created that gets people talking and praised around the world.
Named after Ukrainian nomads, the Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions. With thunderous energy, technical prowess and narrative compositions, they invite the crowds to live a rock concert and barn dance experience.
The roots of the musical city of Nashville says the Scythian is “what happens when a rock star’s charisma meets the Celtic dervish violin”, and the Washington post claims that “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious and the shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping or hoisting glasses.”
The quartet composed of Alexander Fedoryka (Vocals, Violin, Mandolin, Harmonica), Danylo Fedoryka (Vocals, Guitar, Accordion), Ethan Dean (Vocals, Double bass and Electric bass, Percussion, Guitar) and Johnny Rees (Vocals, Drums, Percussion ) brings together various influences to create a technically precise conglomerate steeped in various folk traditions: the classically trained Fedoryka brothers grew up with Ukrainian folk music and bluegrass, while Ethan Dean grew up with the folk-rock greats of the years 60’s and 70’s. Lafayette LA, bred by Johnny Rees, brings a Cajun backbeat to Celtic-American fusion, giving Scythian another dimension that keeps audiences entertained and moving.
Scythian is coming out of its most prolific year of 2020 with over 1,000 hours of live streaming during Covid lockdowns, the release of two new albums (Roots & Stones and Quaranstream: The Album) and four new music videos. You have to see the show live to understand why The Camel City Dispatch said of their performance at Merlefest: “[Scythian gives] no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring joy to their music that gives it a non-ironic and wide-open feel of manic possibility. The game is technically brilliant, but it’s the energy that wins. “
When: 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Saturday November 13, 2021
Or: Willingham Theater, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville
Tickets: $ 30 for a morning at 3 p.m., $ 35 for an evening show at 7:30 p.m. – yadkinarts.org or call 336.679.2941
About the Yadkin Arts Council
Transforming lives in our community through the arts by providing opportunities for meeting, creation and participation is the mission of the Yadkin Arts Council. We believe art is transformational. The arts open the mind, free the imagination, and help people see the world from different angles.
The Yadkin Arts Council is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of citizens of Yadkin County through the arts. In September 2010, the council opened the Yadkin Cultural Center, which houses the arts in Yadkin County. It includes the Welborn Gallery, Willingham Theater, Center Bistro, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices and working artist studios.
About the Willingham Theater
The Willingham Theater hosted its first performance in December 2012, just two years after the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened its doors to the citizens of Yadkin County. While many might dismiss the power of a small town theater, we like to prove that we can indeed bring the excitement and experience of a big city to our small town. Our state-of-the-art theater can accommodate 193 spectators and presents a variety of captivating performances ranging from music, dance, theater, comedy and even cinema. In addition to plenty of seating, the Willingham Theater has remarkable cutting-edge technology. The Willingham Theater is owned and operated by the Yadkin Arts Council.
This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources www.NCArts.org.