Shumei welcomes 4 Shillings Short

Courtesy photo 4 Shillings Short is returning to Shumei International Institute on Sunday March 3rd.

CRESTONE — The Celtic/Folk/World music duo 4 Shillings Short with Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Cristy Martin from California, perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30). 

Come join them at Shumei International Institute on Sunday, March 3rd starting at 3 p.m.  There is a $10 – $15 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit this talented musicians.

Aodh and Cristy have a lot to share with us, including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Recorders, Tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Native American Flutes, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukulele, Doumbek & Darbuka, Spoons, vocals and even a Krumhorn. 

Touring in the US & Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short are independent folk-artists who perform over 100 concerts a year and have released 12 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.

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 both 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, studying with Tony Karasek (a student of master Sitarist Ravi Shankar) and Rahul Sariputra (a student of Allaudin Khan).  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, Ukelele and sings in English, Irish and Sanskrit.

Visit www.shumeicrestone.org or call the office at 719-256-5284.


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