Four Shillings Short
October 30, 2017
“A SAMHAIN/HALLOWEEN CONCERT
– music, stories & folklore to celebrate the Celtic Bonfire Festival of Samhain”
The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, have been performing together since 1995. They tour in the US and Ireland, are independent folk-artists with 12 recordings, perform 150 concerts a year and live as the Troubadours of old traveling from town to town playing at music festivals, theatres an performing arts centers, fold and historic societies, libraries, museums and schools.
The Celtic Feast of Samhain also known as Féile na Marbh (the Feast of the Dead) marks the end of harvest, the beginning of Winter and the Celtic New Year and is traditionally celebrated at the end of October and beginning of November. Samhain is Irish-Gaelic for ‘the Summer’s end.
Four Shillings Short perform Traditional & Original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukelele, Doumbek, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn. Go to http://www.4shillingsshort.com/ for more information about them.