Hillside Echoes presents Noctambule


Thu Feb 29 2024 at 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm


The Hillside Club | Berkeley, CA

Noctambule brings you music rendered with lush beauty, sensitivity, grace and humor on an array of strings.
About this Event

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor together take the name Noctambule, French for 'night-owl,’ from a Robert Service poem about a nocturnal ramble through the back alleys of Paris, which they set to music and included on their first CD together, Travel in the Shadows, released in 2013. Since then, they have released another three recordings — The Waking in 2015, A Sweetish Tune in 2017, and most recently, Every Migrant is my Fellow in 2021.

In performance, Bruce and Marla will take you on a journey. Their love of traditional music will shine through their instruments, and they will wrap you in their beautifully crafted songs, bringing an unusual array of poetry to life with their music and their voices. Much more info, tracks for listening and videos here!

MARLA FIBISH is one of the prominent voices of the mandolin in Irish music. She brings a deep and distinctive sensibility to the tradition on one of its lesser heard instruments. She is also known for her compositions, musical settings of poetry and instrumental pieces that have been featured in her work with Out of the Rain and Three Mile Stone, and on her acclaimed all-instrumental recording with Jimmy Crowley, The Morning Star. In 2020 she released a solo album, The Bright Hollow Fog. In addition to the mandolin, Marla brings mandola, tenor guitar, accordion, and her alto voice to the Noctambule sound. An experienced and sought-after mandolin teacher, Marla teaches private students, classes, online with Peghead Nation, and as a guest instructor at workshops and retreats all around the US and in Ireland. She serves as Board President of Healing Muses, a Bay Area based non-profit that provides live therapeutic harp music in medical settings.

BRUCE VICTOR is an eclectic and accomplished guitarist and composer, who plays several different guitars in several different tunings. In recent years he has added the cittern to his array of string sounds. Seemingly resisting any single musical genre, he has been labeled a 'poly-stylist’ by Acoustic Guitar magazine. He is also a practicing psychiatrist. Formerly a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, he is now a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and serves on the Psychiatry Council of the Royal Society of Medicine. Most recently, he has become Director of Programmes of ArtsaWonder a non-profit organization based in Northern Ireland dedicated to the utilization of music and the arts in conflict resolution and peace promotion.


Where is it happening?

The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, United States

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USD 25.00

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