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Leslie Bennetts

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By Leslie Bennetts

Friday MUSIC ACROSS THE CHANNEL A program that ranges from 17th-century Scottish harp music to contemporary French folk music is this weekend's offering from the World Music Institute, which is presenting a concert tonight as part of its Music From Britain, Ireland and France series. Martin Carthy, the British folk guitarist and singer, is teamed with John Kirkpatrick on concertinas; the duo have been noted for their work with Steeleye Span, the Albion Country Band and Brass Monkey. Robin Williamson, an Edinburgh-born harpist and founder of the Incredible String Band, will perform the Scottish harp music on this program. Also on the agenda is Gabriel Yacoub, a French guitarist and singer and founder of the group Malicorne. Mr. Yacoub will be performing original and traditional French folk music. The concert begins at 8 P.M. in the Triplex Theater at 199 Chambers Street. Tickets are $10 and $12. Information: 618-1980.

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