Presented by Corvallis Folklore Society
Winterdance: A Celtic Christmas Celebration
Featuring: Molly’s Revenge
with Christa Burch and The Murray Irish Dancers
Sunday, December 21, 2014, 8pm
Advance tickets will be available at Grass Roots Books from Nov 10 on. The cost is $18 in advance for CFS members, seniors 65+ and kids under 12, and $20 for nonmembers; add $2 at the door. Tickets are also available online at www.tickettomato.com for $20 plus a small fee (no discounts).
Info: (541) 753-8307 Molly’s Revenge Website: http://mollysrevenge.com
Molly’s Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with The Murray Irish Dancers (out of Portland) will present an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, as well as selections from the band’s new album.
The California-based group has toured internationally since 2000 as an acoustic band, releasing ten CDs. In 2013, Molly’s Revenge as a trio released an all-instrumental collection titled Trio, recorded at a remote windswept retreat in the redwoods of the Mendocino coast. Trio is a compelling collection of fierce and beautiful tunes encompassing Scottish pipe sets, driving Irish reels, jigs, polkas, slides, and hornpipes, French Canadian fiddle tunes, and even a set of American oldtime melodies featuring Highland pipes.
Molly’s Revenge, whose lineup includes bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola, and bodhran, have toured extensively in the USA as well as Australia, China and Scotland. The band is known for its unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. Their arrangements of traditional jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.
Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song. To balance the gentle beauty of Christa’s songs, The Murray Irish Dancers bring a percussive, joyful, and colorful exuberance to the stage. This 10th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration will capture the traditional spirit of the season and warm the hearts of all.