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Celtic & World music concert with Four Shillings Short
October 11 • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm• $15
The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to town to celebrate the saving of Tsunami Books by the community of Eugene. Tsunami Books, one of Eugene’s most treasured gems, is a traditional independent bookstore and has hosted thousands of events including concerts, lectures, workshops, book clubs, book-signing parties, poetry readings and community forums for over 20 years. Last year, it nearly closed, but was saved through a successful fundraising drive and the amazing work of owner Scott Landfield and countless others. Four Shillings Short has been performing at Tsunami Books since 2006 and is delighted to be coming back to help celebrate this iconic bookstore and it’s continued success.
“Eclectic and unpredictable are apt descriptions of this beguiling duo. Their repertoire joins together traditional Celtic tunes, Indian ragas and American mountain music into an intoxicating mash. Through their many albums and constant touring, they’ve become known for thwarting listeners’ expectations and finding common ground in genres not often associated with one another.” (Connect Savannah, Savannah GA) ”The delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds this husband/wife act create, stretch the limits of Celtic and Folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings via some of the tastiest sitar playing this side of Ravi Shankar. ” (Valpariso Times, IN) “Their music is a global potpourri.” (New Times, Miami FL)
ABOUT FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT
Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Recorders, Tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Native American Flutes, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukulele, Doumbek & Darbuka, Spoons, vocals and even a Krumhorn.