Wed, Sep 25th 2019, 7:00PM
St. Mary’s Celtic Concert volunteers (otherwise known as Little Red Church Productions) are gearing up for a splendid line-up of music this fall. Our concert series kicks off with Elias Alexander and the Bywater Band, a talented young group from Boston. The Bywater Band draws on their roots in the Scottish and Irish traditions to create blazingly tight tune sets and emotional song renditions. Their music is infused with original compositions, improvisation, and tones of American roots music, giving it a fresh and unique feel. The band is led by singer/piper Elias Alexander, (Soulsha, MAC, Seven Nations, Fàrsan) who has performed at St. Mary’s several times with MAC. It also features the talents of Scottish National Fiddle Champion and Glenfiddich champion Maura Shawn Scanlin on fiddle, Eamon Sefton on guitar, and Patrick Bowling on flute, whistle, bodhran, and step dance. Tickets for this exciting event are available for purchase through www.celticsociety.org.
Here is what the critics say:
“A fiercely melodic and compelling sound…. Each number is something of a marvel.” ~Jerome Clark, Rambles
“Played with feeling and skill… top-notch music in the Scottish tradition with lots of contemporary influences.” ~Gary Whitehouse, The Green Man Review
Bywater Band “illustrates once again how much fantastic Celtic music is being produced in the United States these days.” ~Rick Anderson, CD Hot List
“Elias wields Highland and Border pipes with the ability to be both strictly traditional and seriously innovative.” ~Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld
Additional shows this fall include the sensational Scottish band, Daimh (pronounced “Dive”), on October 27th, The sublime Irish fiddler, Kevin Burke, on November 6th, and the irrepressible Molly’s Revenge returns with their seasonal Winterdance, on December 18th. For additional info, or if you are interested in being a concert volunteer, please call or text Jackie Pierce at 831-224-3819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Mary’s recognizes Celtic Society discounts, and because of our relationship with them, we are able to use their ticket portal at no additional charge to St. Mary’s.