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”.