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Songs and instrumental tunes from Ireland and Scotland are featured

in Golden Bough's "Song of the Celts" concert, to be performed at Mount

Si High School on Thursday, March 23. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

for Snoqualmie Valley Arts Live's concert number five in the current series.

The trio of artists who comprise Golden Bough have been a

touring group for nearly 20 years, earning critical acclaim throughout the

Western states, in Europe and Japan for their interpretation of the music of

the Celtic Lands _ Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man

and Galacia. This concert will offer musical fare ranging from haunting

ballads, mythical tales and beautiful aires, to lively sing-alongs and toe-tapping

jigs and reels.

The voices of Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza and Sue Draheim, who

are Golden Bough, are a lovely, harmonic blend as they perform their

unique fusion of Celtic and original music. They play a wide variety of

common and more unusual acoustic instruments including the Celtic harp,

penny whistle, guitar, accordion, octave-mandolin, harmonica and bodhran

(a hand-held drum unique to the Celtic culture).

They have won a loyal following on their regular European tours,

appearing at many venues including The Belfast International Festival and

The Edinburgh Frynge Festival, where they have collected material for

their musical performances. Their CDs are distributed worldwide including

their latest release, "Song of the Celts,"

a typical Golden Bough combination of Celtic traditional music with

contemporary arrangements and vocal harmonies _ the delightful sounds you

will hear at the March 23 concert.

Tickets ($15 regular, $10 seniors and youth) are available at

Nature's Marketplace and Mountain Valley Office Products, in North

Bend; Isadora's, in Snoqualmie; Video Nites, in Fall City; and Mills Music,

in Issaquah; or at the door.

Plan to enjoy complementary soft drinks and coffee at intermission,

and cookies following the performance.

Mount Si High School, disabled accessible, is located at

8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E., Snoqualmie.

For more information, call (425) 888-1514.

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