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Celtic music from the Isle of Man
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland, in partnership with the Calvert Marine Museum, is extremely pleased to present the Manx Celtic trio, “Barrule” for the Autumn Celtic Music Concert, Saturday, October 21 at 7pm.The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience.

Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces – gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith (of Mabon) and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes (Mabon and Manx band King Chiaullee) on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

The trio’s award winning debut album, self-titled Barrule, showcases a diverse collection of material from rousing marches, jigs and reels to sorrowful slow airs and beautiful songs sung in the Manx Gaelic language.

Their follow up album, “Manannan’s Cloak”, was recorded in December 2014 in the historic St. Bridget’s Chapel, in the Isle of Man’s Nunnery grounds. Released in May 2015, Manannan’s Cloak is receiving excellent reviews and continues to further the trio’s mission of promoting Manx music across the globe.

Since forming in 2012, Barrule’s three legs have hit the ground running with major festival appearances including Celtic Connections, WOMAD Charlton Park, Sidmouth, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, La Grande Rencontre, Montreal, Orkney Folk Festival, and the National Celtic Festival in Melbourne. Their debut self-titled album won many plaudits and has been awarded ‘Best Debut’ in the Spiral Earth awards 2014.

This performance will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Harms Gallery. Concert begins at 7pm with doors opening at 6pm for pre-concert beer and wine sales. Tickets are $25 at the door, as available, It is recommended to purchase in advance online (some discounts apply) via our ticket page.