Two members of West Coast Celtic Band Molly’s Revenge and one young prodigy play Celtic and Nordic fiddle tunes, old-timey mountain and American songs, and original California compositions.
Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 3:00 PM
St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
146 12th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Call or text 831-224-3819.
Tickets $25 adv/28 door. Kids 15 adv/18 door
Advance tickets available at www.celticsociety.org.
Doors open at 2:30 PM. Proof of full vaccination and masks are required. Covid restrictions are subject to change. This performance is a part of St. Mary’s Celtic Concert Series.
Join father/son duo John and Tyler Weed with Stuart Mason for an evening of Celtic and Nordic fiddle tunes, old-timey mountain music, and American song. This rare concert will be a St. Paddy’s Day kick-off, as the trio will trace the music of the Emerald Isles and follow it to one of its many landing spots in the United States. Watch the folk process unfold as John Weed and “Uncle” Stuart Mason, two members of West Coast Celtic powerhouse Molly’s Revenge and Nordic band New World String Project, pass this musical lineage to next-generation banjo, mandolin, and guitar virtuoso Tyler Weed. The event will feature new compositions on tenor banjo from Tyler Weed, a fresh voice upcoming in the West Coast scene.
Veteran artist Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals and nimble skills on guitar, mandola, and banjo. He is a member of the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has performed at festivals in China, Scotland, Ireland, and many of the United States. He also tours with old time quartet SLO County Stumblers, Nordic quartet New World String Project, and in a duo with fiddler John Weed.
He has won awards for traditional singing (Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention), mandola (Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest), and songwriting (West Coast Songwriter’s Association). When not gigging, he teaches, writes, and builds websites. His music blog Fiddle Freak has been going strong since 2008.
Tyler Weed was raised in a musical family, hearing his mother and father playing fiddle since birth. Tyler has been taught guitar and banjo licks from “Uncle” Stuart Mason since his first days strumming a guitar. Tyler is a six-time recipient of Santa Cruz Redwood Camp Teen Band scholarship, and has been awarded the Big Sur Fiddle Camp scholarship twice. Tyler’s composition, “Tyler’s Ancient Jig” was featured in Molly’s Revenge’s latest release, “The Lucky Set.”