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.