Chris Norman (flautist)

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Chris Norman
Born 1963 (age 53–54)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Genres Celtic, folk, bluegrass, classical
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Wooden Flute, Scottish Small Pipes
Years active –present
Associated acts The Baltimore Consort, Helicon, Skyedance, Concerto Caledonia

Chris Norman (born in Halifax, Nova Scotia)[1] is a flautist. He also plays bagpipes and bodhran and composes music. Specializing in the wooden flute, he has played as a member of groups such as The Baltimore Consort,[2] Helicon, Skyedance, and Concerto Caledonia; and performed and recorded solo.[1] His musical style is very eclectic, with projects including "Celtic Canadian and American traditional music; Renaissance tunes; orchestral, chamber, and solo performance; rock/jazz crossover; classical crossover" and world music.[3] He plays "traditional Celtic, Appalachian and Cape Breton music... and he played the flute for the ceilidh scene in the movie Titanic".[4]

Norman is also the Director of Boxwood Festival, Ltd,[5] a 501(c)3 non profit organization in the United States which aims to provide opportunities for the dissemination, sharing, presentation and celebration of traditional music. Norman and Boxwood have presented workshops in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Chris Norman Biography". Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Sunier, John (November 8, 2007). ""Gut, Wind and Wire" - Instruments of the Baltimore Consort - Dorian". The Baltimore Consort - reviews. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Child, Fred. "Keeping Score." Billboard 111.19 (1999): 34. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 7 Aug. 2011.
  4. ^ Shull, Jonathan (June 2006). "Locating the Past in the Present: Living Traditions and the Performance of Early Music". Ethnomusicology Forum. Routledge. 15 (1): 87–111. doi:10.1080/174111910600634361. ISSN 1741-1920. 
  5. ^ "Boxwood Festivals, Ltd. Contacts Page". Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Boxwood Festivals, Ltd. About Boxwood Page". Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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