Four Shillings Short @ Espresso Shoppe

by Don on February 27, 2011

in Music

Four Shillings Short will perform at the Espresso Shoppe on Saturday March 5th. Local Blues artist James Burke will open the show at 6:00 pm.  Cool instruments, cool music, cool ambiance, Celtic music. $5.00 cover charge. Come between 6 and 7 for live music and special supper of Irish stew ($4.00 for a bowl and a roll). Concert starts at 7:00.

The Music of Four Shillings Short

Rooted in Celtic and American Folk. Inspired by Indian Raga and Ethnic idioms. A diverse and inventive Traditional music adventure.

Travelling musicians with a carload of instruments is nothing new in the world of folk music, but what if one of those instruments is a Sitar from India or a Renaissance Crumhorn? Going out on a musical limb is common for the group Four Shillings Short. With an ever-increasing array of instruments (over 20 at last count), including hammered dulcimer, mandola & mandolin, tinwhistle & woodwinds, sitar, banjo, percussion and vocals, their music is always varied and captivating.

In a single night, Four Shillings Short perform Traditional Irish tunes and airs, Indian Ragas, Folk Ballads, Old-Time songs, Medieval & Renaissance instrumentals and acappella numbers as well as contemporary folk and original compositions.

Their sound has been described as “wondrously diverse”, “truly refreshing” and “alternative neo-Celtic folk of the first order”.

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