Linn Barnes' new novel!

Bright Hours: a Cold War Story 

It is Fall of 1964. Sean Kane is 21 years old. His family has returned to Europe and live in Munich Germany, where his father is a CIA officer under Consular cover. On the SS Independence, while crossing the Atlantic in June, Sean meets and falls in love with a beautiful Italian Countess who tells him a very strange story which seemingly fits into the narrative of his childhood years in Paris. A mystery is unveiled that leads Sean on a perilous quest that takes him from the University of Grenoble in the French Alps, where he is a student, to Paris, Munich and northern Italy.

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Described by The 
Washington Post as "a Washington institution...", Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton’s rare combination of styles and instrumentation serves to create concerts and recordings, which are multidimensional and 
accessible to a wide 
variety of audiences.

We invite you to learn more about our music, which we are eager to share through our CDs as well as teaching and local performances.

Toss the Feathers

Click here to listen to an excerpt from our latest CD, Toss the Feathers.


The Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort

Saturday December 7 at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday December 8 at 4pm
Saturday December 14 at 4pm
Sunday December 15 at 4pm

This timeless music, a lovely weave of the delicate sounds of the Celtic harp, lute, pipes, bodhran, flutes and recorders is perfect for the many moods of this season: Christmas, the winter solstice or any time the snow sparkles on a clear, cold night. Join our candlelit Celtic Christmas celebration that goes “down as smoothly as a mug of hot cider,” according to The Washington Post. 

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