Enjoy world music at Shumei on November 5

CRESTONE — On November 5th at 2 p.m. come on up to Shumei for an incredible afternoon of music from around the globe. Four Shillings Short returns to Shumei. Don’t be fooled by the name. This is not your typical Celtic show.

Having toured full-time since 1997, Native Irishman Aodh Og O’Tuama and Californian Christy Martin, play traditional music from Ireland and Scotland, Indian Ragas, original songs and folk ballads, Medieval & Renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including hammered & mountain dulcimer, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, tinwhistles, recorders, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, North Indian Sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, bodhran, guitar, percussion, vocals and even a krumhorn. 

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 & Renaissance woodwinds, recorders, doumbek (from Morocco), bowed psaltery, spoons and sings in English, Gaelic & French.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers. From the age of 15, she studied North Indian Sitar for 10 years, 5 of them with a student of master Sitarist Ravi Shankar. She began playing the hammered dulcimer in her 20’s 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, Spanish and Sanskrit.

Concerts starts at 2 p.m. with a $10 suggested donation at the door. Contact Shumei at 256-5284 or visit www.shumeicrestone.org.