Magical Strings St. Patrick's Day Celtic Gala
Come travel with Magical Strings to experience the Magic of Ireland in music, stories and verse! With their Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, concertina, accordion and whistles, Philip and Pam Boulding will share lively Irish music along with their new compositions and stories inspired by their journeys to Ireland and beyonddon't miss this great opportunity to hear these two heart-filled virtuoso musicians and the tales they weave through their music! They will be joined by family members, special guests, and the Tara Academy Irish Dancers for a special Celtic Gala event to put you in a proper lively mood for St. Patrick's Day!
Philip and Pam Boulding founded Magical Strings in 1978, beginning their tradition of family Celtic Yuletide concerts with their five children. They have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Japan, toured and recorded with Dan Fogelberg, appeared on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," and recorded 18 albums on four labels. Philip and Pam also design and build Celtic harps, run the School of Magical Strings, and host the Magic Hill Summer Harp Camp and Summer Fairy School on their beautiful 5-acre home in the Northwest overlooking the Puget Sound.
During their most recent of many trips to Ireland, in September 2009 Philip and Pam traced the footsteps of the 17th Century Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan, whose many compositions are played and loved to this day by musicians worldwide. They were inspired to write several new compositions; one by their stay at a rustic cottage on Lock Mask in Galway which belongs to one of their students, and another inspired by the ethereal music of the wind blowing through Philip's harp strings on a Kerry bluff overlooking the majestic Skellig Islandshear these new pieces, "Barbara's Cottage" and "The Fairy Wind" at their performance, woven in with their repertoire representing the old Bard's 'Three Mystical Moods of Music' from ancient Ireland.
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Redeemer United Methodist Church (View)
9900 NE Shorty Campbell Rd
Kingston, WA 98346
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