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Castlebay (House Concert)

  • 14 Mar 2020
  • 8:00 PM
  • Takoma Park, MD

Castlebay--from the Coast of Maine

We’re excited to have Castlebay return to the DC area with their blend of songs from Maine, the Celtic lands, and beyond.  Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee present a program of "Bygone Ballads": songs collected by several songcatchers in the first half of the twentieth century. Some of the songs were published but are long out of print. Others haven't been heard for seventy years or more.

Julia has been transcribing field recordings and manuscripts in special collections of Middlebury College, Harvard, the University of Maine, and the Library of Congress, among other sources. A book is forthcoming and Castlebay has been adding songs that they really like to their repertoire.

They accompany themselves with Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle, tin whistle, and perhaps other instruments that Fred crafts as a luthier.

Given the proximity to St. Patrick's Day, don't be surprised if they add some pieces from their vast Celtic repertoire as well.

 This concert is at the home of Rick Morgan and Arlene Rodenbeck in Takoma Park, MD. It's handicapped accessible. No pets in residence.

Suggested donation: $20, all proceeds to the performer.

For more information, reservations, and directions, contact Rick or Arlene at MorganRick50@gmail.com or (301) 920-0087.

This event is in a private home. The location and directions will be provided to those who RSVP.

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