Couple presents Mediterranean music in Lake Zurich

  • Eve Lawler, right, plays a hammered dulcimer for roughly 60 children and adults Thursday during the Music Around the Mediterranean program at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

      Eve Lawler, right, plays a hammered dulcimer for roughly 60 children and adults Thursday during the Music Around the Mediterranean program at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • George Lawler talks about the tambourine before playing along with his wife, Eve, during their concert that's designed to explore folk songs, instruments and cultures of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

      George Lawler talks about the tambourine before playing along with his wife, Eve, during their concert that's designed to explore folk songs, instruments and cultures of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Nearly 60 children and adults learned about eastern Mediterranean instruments, cultures and songs Thursday from Chicago musicians George and Eve Lawler at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

      Nearly 60 children and adults learned about eastern Mediterranean instruments, cultures and songs Thursday from Chicago musicians George and Eve Lawler at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 12/27/2018 5:49 PM

Nearly 60 children and adults escaped Thursday's rain to enjoy Ela Area Public Library's Music Around the Mediterranean program in Lake Zurich.

Chicago musicians George and Eve Lawler shared the history of a variety of instruments and then played them during their nearly one-hour program. The concert, designed for people of all ages, explored folk songs, instruments and cultures of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea such as Turkey, Greece, Italy and North Africa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The married couple regularly presents their program at libraries, schools and the Chicago Children's Museum.

For more information, visit musicaroundthemediterranean.wordpress.com.

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