News Release, Southern Maryland Traditional Music & Dance (SMTMD)

Chaptico, MD- Coming to Southern Maryland for the first time, mark your calendar for House of Hamill.  The SMTMD concert series is pleased to present this dynamic, fiddling, Celtic folk-rock duo, for one live evening performance on February 28th.  Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, duo Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan are accomplished traditional fiddle players as well as classically trained violinists. They seem to effortlessly blend heartfelt passion with technical brilliance in their delivery of original compositions, as well as breathe new life into familiar traditional and contemporary songs with their highly stylized arrangements.  With powerful vocal harmonies providing a mesmerizing compliment to their compelling fiddle arrangements, House of Hamill has stewed up a complete, unique and beautiful sound. You will not want to miss this concert!

House of Hamill is on the leading edge of a new generation of traditional musicians. Whether playing songs from their debut album “Wide Awake” (2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up “March Through Storms” (2018), their onstage chemistry reaches across generations into the audience, engaging music lovers with brilliantly played pieces and hilarious commentary.   In the summer of 2018, their quirky all-violin cover of “Sweet Child of Mine” went viral, amassing over 15 million views and more than 400,000 shares on Facebook in just a few weeks. It was quickly disseminated by publications all over the world.  For sound bites, go to

The February 28th concert is sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music & Dance (SMTMD), and will be held at Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, Maryland.  Doors open at 7 pm.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm.  Complimentary beverages and snacks are available.  Admission is $15, $10 for SMTMD members. Children under 17 are free. Checks and cash are welcomed at the door. We do not accept credit cards or online payment.

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