Hampton performs on HarpBarnes performs on PipesExperience the magic of a Barnes & Hampton concert!

With a repertoire that includes music from Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the living and persistently growing body of Celtic music, traditional European and American folk music, their own compositions and informative introductions and explanations, the result is rare and uniquely beautiful.

After performing at the prestigious Inter-Celtic Festival in Lorient, Brittany, France, French press proclaimed "they proved it is possible to be both American and Celt by way of historical understanding and the heart..."

Upcoming events include:

Celtic Christmas Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton

Celtic Christmas in Castleton

The Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton Celtic Consort

with Joseph Cunliffe on flutes and Steve Bloom on percussion

with seasonal readings by Robert Aubry Davis

Castleton in Performance, Rappahannock County, Virginia

Tickets: (540) 937-3454 or castletonfestival.org

Sunday, December 2 at 6pm

This year is Linn and Allison's third consecutive year at Castleton!, and twenty something for the Celtic Consort.

The program will include music from Renaissance Europe, Celtic Ireland and Spain, American Blues of Mississippi John Hurt and, of course, a delightful gathering of music for the Season. Allison and Linn will perform a selection of airs for Celtic Harp and Harp-Guitar, an astounding, lush and and highly textured combination of very unusual instruments. Robert Aubry Davis and Linn Barnes will perform a rendition of Dylan Thomas's charming, 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'. Robert will read selections from the poetry of Langston Hughes, which Linn will accompany on the Harp-Guitar.

I hope many can come to this year's performance. It is going to be a 'corker'.

Celtic Christmas

in the historic Dumbarton Church in Washington, DC

The Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort

Saturday, December 8 at 4:00 and Sunday, December 9 at 4:00

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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