TOC Presents Celtic Christmas with the Gothard Sisters
The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music and new arrangements Christmas music. Through 10 years performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.
Their latest Christmas album release, Falling Snow, reached #13 on the Billboard World Music charts, and the Gothard Sisters have performed in venues large and small all over the country, including a concert at the Kennedy Center's Millennium stage in Washington DC, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, music festivals and performing arts venues nationwide.
Blending Celtic, Christmas, folk, classical, world and northwest musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, octave violin, whistle and vocal harmonies, creating music that is "vivid, inspirational and captivating." (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018)
The band's special Celtic Christmas show, Christmas with the Gothard Sisters is a special holiday seasonal program that is only performed by the sisters in the months of November and December. Featuring Celtic tunes and songs as well as the Gothard Sisters' joyful and sincere arrangements of beautiful Christmas carols old and new, this family-friendly show includes sibling harmony, step-dancing, special guests and surprises, the sisters' signature humor and heart, and even a Christmas Eve disaster story.
Writing and recording near their home in the Pacific Northwest between touring nationally, the band has released 7 albums and has performed over 1,000 live shows over the course of their career.
"Joy and sincerity come from every one of these ten songs and it makes Falling Snow one of the most rewarding releases of this Christmas season."
- Vents Magazine
"[The Gothard Sisters] have perfected their handling of Celtic-influenced contemporary folk... the true magic comes from their ability to craft music both fresh as sunrise and yet drenched in tradition."
- Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review
The sisters are top flight musicians who rely on a variety of traditional instrumentation to get their work across with a modern audience and their ever-growing itinerary of more than one hundred and twenty shows a year proves that their unique visual presentation, undeniable musical talents, and command over traditional and original material alike are striking chords with a wide audience. They accomplish none of this through taking shortcuts or pandering to a modern sensibility. Instead, sincerity is their byword.
The Old Church Concert Hall (View)
1422 SW 11th Ave at Clay St
Portland, OR 97201
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
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