Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara - CELTIC - 3/10
Celtic and British Isles!
Come and listen to some beautiful Celtic music just in time for St. Patrick's Day!
A LOCAL orchestra of Santa Barbara's best musicians playing a rich amalgam of folk and classical music in exciting, unique arrangements!
Our first program of the Folk Orchestra's 2019 Season! Come and enjoy the gorgeous acoustics of the Presidio and join us for a tasty beer from Telegraph Brewing or some fabulous wine at intermission.
Whiskey in the Jar, Shebeg and Shemore, Haul Away Joe, Scarborough Faire, and Suo Gan are some of the tunes from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, and Galicia!
Founder/Music Director - Adam Phillips, vocals, Scottish Smallpipes, Irish whistles, Welsh pibgorn, acoustic guitar, mandolin, mandola, Galician gaita, and shruti box
*Nicole McKenzie, concertmaster
Harp - *Laurie Rasmussen
Flute, Whistles - *Erin McKibben
Bagpipes/ Bodhran - *Alan Wood
Banjo/Tambourine - Theo Montrose
Matthew Roy (hurdy gurdy)
* denotes Principal players
Don't take our word for it:
It was a great program, and the second to the last piece, House of the Rising Sun, brought the house down. The acoustics are great: it's a warm, enveloping sound that really flatters the lower ranges of the orchestra, but with clarity to hear into the orchestra, which reminds me: I keep forgetting how good of an arranger Adam is! The colors and sounds he can make his orchestra do is really amazing considering how small they are.
Several family members went to your concert last night and we were all overwhelmed with the magnificent sound that was created....both tearful and inspiring at times. It was one of the most memorable musical performances I have been to and the environment and musical abilities and the creative composition with their arrangements were magical.Thank you for a terrific evening.
This is without a doubt in my opinion the most fantastic group of musicians ever! I felt wrapped in a musical hug, dynamic energy! Adam is conducting the orchestra plus playing a bunch of instruments and singing at the same time it is phenomenal! AND you get to have a beer at intermission in the beautiful presidio courtyard.
A superb concert by an excellent group of musicians!
What a lovely Sunday afternoon and what a impressive concert by very talented musicians.
We immensely enjoyed the FOSB concert at the Presidio last Sunday. It was just pure joy. Thank you so much.
Presidio Chapel (View)
125 E Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|