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Four Shillings Short are coming to The Old Meeting House of Francestown

Published: 9/17/2019 1:39:34 PM

Four Shillings Short are coming to the Old Meeting House of Francestown Saturday, Sept. 21. The show starts at 7 p.m. 

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of over 30 instruments.

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.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers. From the age of 15, she studied North Indian Sitar for 10 years, She began playing the Hammered Dulcimer in her 20’s. In addition she plays Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran (Irish frame drum), Charango, bowed Psaltery, Ukulele and sings in English, Irish and Sanskrit.

Their repertoire joins together traditional Celtic tunes, Indian ragas and American mountain music into an intoxicating mash.

Touring in the US & Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short are independent folk-artists who perform over 100 concerts a year, have released 13 recordings and live as full time Troubadours traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theatres & performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools.

General admission is $15, children free.

Aodh Og O’Tuama and Christy Martin will be at a reception before the concert. The public is welcome to join them for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the 5 p.m.  reception at the home of Steve and Janet Griffin, just down the hill on the right, at 60 Poor Farm Road.




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