Ancient Future


Acoustic Guitar

Matthew MontfortGlobal Guitar: This acoustic guitar program by Matthew Monfort, the leader of Ancient Future, focuses on Montfort's ability to bring unusual tonalities from the musical traditions of the world to the guitar, which has been recognized in articles in Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, and an appearance and interview on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Video. >YTmusic (repertoire).

Hammered & Picked

World Folk for Guitar and DulcimerHammered & Picked: This world folk duet showcasing hammered and picked instruments features Matthew Montfort on scalloped fretboard and fretless guitars and Mariah Parker on hammered dulcimer. They perform Celtic, Latin, Indian, Arabic, European and American folk themes. Video.

Related World Folk Programs


Matthew Montfort Plays Celtic MusicCeltic Raga: Strains of Celtic music and Indian raga emanate from this energetic folk duet, which so rocked the Summer of Love 30th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco that CNN selected a clip of their performance as the musical example for their coverage of this historic event. Video. >YTmusic (repertoire).


Slavic Music with Irina MikhailovaSlavic Sounds: This program features traditional melodies from Eastern Europe. Fronted by Irina Mikhailova, a vocalist, composer, and multi instrumentalist from Kazakhstan whose musical style reflects the traditions of Russia, Balkans, Asia and Middle East. Video. >YTmusic (repertoire).

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