Celtic group Golden Bough in Edmonds

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:54am

The Edmonds Arts Commission presents a free concert in the park performed by the Celtic band Golden Bough from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Edmonds City Park, located at P and Pine streets in downtown Edmonds.

The Celtic music of the British Isles has continued to increase in popularity for the past several years and one of the groups spearheading this popularity is the international touring and recording group Golden Bough. Since 1980, Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza, co-founders of the group, have recorded and performed not only the better known music of Ireland and Scotland, but also the lesser known music of the Celtic lands of Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Galicia. Besides the traditional music of the Celtic lands, the group also performs its own compositions.

For more than two decades, Golden Bough has brought its music to fans throughout North America, Europe and Japan, gaining critical acclaim and support everywhere they perform. The simple beginnings of their first European performances in the streets and small folk clubs soon led to major tours, which continue to this day. While on these tours, Golden Bough has regularly visited Ireland and Scotland and has appeared at the Belfast International Festival and The Edinburgh Frynge.

In addition to Butler on Celtic harp and recorder and Espinoza on guitar, mandolin and accordion, violinist Kathy Sierra brings vibrant fiddling and vocals to the group. The trio blends its voices in three-part harmony singing ballads and a cappella pieces.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Concerts are accessible to persons with disabilities. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled. For more information call 425-771-0228.

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