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    Community Conversations Presents Celtic Winter Concert with Four Shillings Short

    When: Tuesday, 11/17/2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online

    Register by November 15*

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCThe Celtic/folk/world music duo Four Shillings Short are presenting a special Celtic Winter Concert featuring music, poetry, folklore and stories from the Celtic Lands in celebration of the winter season.

    Four Shillings Short is the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O'Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California. They perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas. They play a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, tinwhistles, recorders, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, North Indian sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, bodhran, guitar, percussion, vocals and even a krumhorn.

    Touring in the US and Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short are independent folk artists who perform 150 concerts a year, have released 12 recordings and live as full time troubadours. They travel from town to town performing at music festivals, theatres amd performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools.

    Aodh Og O'Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians and writers. He received his degree in music from University College Cork, Ireland and received a fellowship from Stanford University in California in medieval and renaissance performance. He plays tinwhistles, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, recorders, doumbek (from Morocco), bowed psaltery and spoons and sings in English, Gaelic and French.

    Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers. From the age of 15, she studied North Indian Sitar for ten years, five of them with a student of master sitarist Ravi Shankar. She began playing the hammered dulcimer in her 20s and has studied with Maggie Sansone, Dan Duggan, Cliff Moses, Robin Petrie, Tony Elman and Glen Morgan. In addition she plays mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, banjo, guitar, bodhran (Irish frame drum), charango, bowed psaltery and sings in English, Irish and Sanskrit.

    The concert is underwritten by Leslie Braun.

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for their generous support.


    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    1:00–2:00 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Free with registration
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]

    Register by November 15*

    *After November 15, go directly to the Four Shillings Short website at  www.4shillingsshort.com/ and look for the concert information.
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