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..."
Castleton in Performance, Rappahannock County, Virginia
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'.
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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