EMBERLIGHT FESTIVAL July 31, 2022
Contact: Kassi Huotari
Dan Truckey performing Emberlight Festival Expands Behind the Curtain Series
The Emberlight Festival is excited to announce the expansion of the Behind the Curtain series. The Behind the Curtain series presents accomplished scholars, artists and academics to lead provoking conversations that spark new ideas. Each Behind the Curtain dives into nuanced discussions on topics covering diversity, humanities, ethics, heritage, art, and scholarship. Behind the Curtains occur on Sunday afternoons during August at Theatre North. Each event is free to attend, and donations are split between Theatre North and the Emberlight Festival. The 2022 lineup includes Folk’s Tunes: The Upper Peninsula’s Musical Traditions (August 7), Mary Burns and the Ancestral Women Performers (August 14), United in Diversity: a Special Film Screening (August 21). The series begins August 7th with the drum songs of Anishinaabe to the polka tunes of Viola Turpeninen. The Upper Peninsula's musical history has wide cultural and ethnic roots. Dan Truckey, will talk about traditions, play rare recordings and perform folk songs written about the Upper Peninsula. Dan, who attended high school in Wakefield, is the director/curator of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Marquette. In addition, Dan is a singer-songwriter and musician who plays everything from jazz/blues to rock and recently performs with a Celtic trio. Dan has recorded six solo albums and plays with The Geezers and Norwegian Would. This event is free and will take place at 2pm at Theatre North on August 7th. For more information head to emberlight.org.