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Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara - CELTIC - ONLY FRIDAY LEFT!
Presidio Chapel
Santa Barbara, CA
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Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara - CELTIC - ONLY FRIDAY LEFT!
Celtic and British Isles!

Friday, March 8 at 7:30pm and Sunday is SOLD OUT!

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
*Kristi Holstein
Marie H├Ębert
DeeDee Nussmeier
Zela Goettler
Laury Woods
Laura Nelson

*Angela Miller
Esther Frankel
Lucy Kohansamad
Helena McGahagan
Jimmy Chen

*Jackie Greenshields
Karen Spechler
Michael Burridge
Laura Mihalka

*Rob Moreno
Todd Hartwig

Harp - *Laurie Rasmussen

Flute, Whistles - *Erin McKibben

Bagpipes/ Bodhran - *Alan Wood

Banjo/Tambourine - Theo Montrose

Acoustic Guitar/Mandolin:
*Michael Witt
Ian Martyn
Pat Hackney
Matthew Roy (hurdy gurdy)
Joshua Jenkins
Sio Tepper

* 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
United States


Music > Celtic
Music > Classical
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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