Lilt, the Irish traditional music duo of Tina Eck on flute and tin whistle and Keith Carr on bouzouki and banjo, is coming to IMT to celebrate the release of their latest CD, Little Falls. They're bring a few friends along to help, including Josh Dukes on guitar, Graham DeZarn on fiddle, Shannon Dunne with sean nós dance, and as a special guest, vocalist and pianist Eileen Estes, all of whom also appear on Little Falls.
Tina and Keith play the traditional dance music of Ireland - jigs, reels, hornpipes and the occasional slow air or song. They met in the Washington DC session circuit a few years ago, and found that their musical tastes and playing styles were complementary. To the delight of area audiences, they have been performing together since 2009.
They have released two CDs before Little Falls. The first was a demo recording that became a surprise hit in their local Irish scene. Their second album, Onward, was released in September 2011. In addition to Tina and Keith, it features several well known Washington-based Irish musicians.