Summer/Autumn Celtic Music Festival
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland (CSSM) presents an annual Summer/Autumn Celtic Music Festival that showcases performing artists for an evening concert and brings enthusiastic musicians from the local community to participate in 2-hour afternoon workshops with the evening’s performers. Funding for this event has been provided partially through the Maryland State Art’s Council’s Touring Grant. Additional sponsors include The Ruddy Duck Brewery and Grill and SOMD.com
This year, CSSM is pleased to present Ocean Quartet (Jennifer Cutting, electric keyboard and accordions; Stephen Winick, vocals; Lisa Moscatiello, vocals; and Andrew Dodds, Scottish fiddle) – the band nominated for “Best Traditional Folk Group” by the Washington Area Music Association! With its buoyant beats and soaring Celtic melodies, OCEAN provides an uplifting soundtrack for traveling hopefully on life’s changing seas. Audiences can lose themselves in dreamy reverie, or cut loose and dance to the propulsive beat of electric jigs and reels. It’s a marriage of otherworldly Celtic beauty and raw World-Beat energy. There’s nothing else like it anywhere…it’s Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns!
The workshops and concert will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the newly renovated indoor theater, Calvert Marine Museum, Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD 20688 USA
Afternoon workshops will be offered by the performers from 2 – 4pm as follows:
Scottish Fiddle Tune Teach-in by Andrew Dodds;
Songs of the Supernatural from the Celtic Tradition by Stephen Winick;
Writing New Celtic Songs that Sound Old by Jennifer Cutting; and
DADGAD Open Tuning: Guitar for Celtic Song and Tune Accompaniment by Lisa Moscatiello
The evening concert will be presented at 7:30pm.
Tickets $30* at the door (Early Bird discount available for a short time for advance online purchase).
*other fees apply
The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland Welcomes you in the languages of the seven Celtic Nations:
Benvidas (Galician (Galicia/Asturias, Spain) for “Welcome” [to men and women])
Ceud Mile Failte (Scots Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”)
Céad Mile Fáilte (Irish Gaelic for “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”)
Croeso (Welsh (Wales) for “Welcome”)
Digemer Mad (Breton (Brittany, France) for “Welcome”)
Dynnargh Dhis (Cornish (Cornwall) for “Welcome”)
Failt Erriu – (Manx (Isle of Man) for “Welcome”)
Our mission is to educate the general public through our celebrations and coordinating service, the Highland Games and Celtic Festival, music, dance, dress, heraldry, genealogy, and history as we celebrate the cultural heritage of the seven Celtic Nations: Ireland; Scotland; Wales; Isle of Man; Brittany; Cornwall; and Galicia/Asturias.
Thank you for visiting our website and supporting our events. We look forward to seeing you throughout the years as we share together the many aspects of this great culture.