Joint CFS/Whitesides Concerts


Tickets on presale now:

For more information, contact Rob at rgandara@whitesidetheatre.org

https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/live-events.html

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Oct 20th to 27th is Scottish Arts week 

with Daimh, Alan Reid and McKasson & McDonald

at the Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave Corvallis, OR 97333.

Three international acts cosponsored by both the Corvallis Folklore Society and the Oregon Scottish Society. Purchase a reserved seat for all three and get your tickets at GA pricing (available online only)

Note that we have changed ticket vendors and have a different discount code.

CFS members can get their discount online with the promo code CFS, also if they buy reserve seats for all three shows they pay GA priciu
ng in addition to $2 off each ticket.

Quite a savings!

 

Daimh Oct 20, 7 pm

the Reserve $30 available online

GA $20 available at Grassroots

and Corvallis Brewing supply

All tickets online at  app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=106471 and at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event. $2 off with CFS, Whiteside, or OSS membership

Daimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco. With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band is joined by “new guy” Murdo “Yogi” Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up. Daimh has always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serve to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmament’s most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals. Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and most recently the winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards

 

Alan Reid and Rob van Sante, October 24, 7 PM

Reserve seating $20 (online)

General admission $15 (Grassroots and Corvallis Brewing Supply)

All tickets online at  app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=106510 and at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event. $2 off with CFS, Whiteside, or OSS membership

Alan was a vital member of Scotland’s legendary folk group Battlefield Band for 40 years. His groundbreaking keyboard work helped cement the band’s reputation as one of the most influential of its generation, while his songs steadily gained admirers. From beautiful ballads to a musical cycle on the life and times of Scots-born sailor John Paul Jones Alan has forged a reputation for composing songs with beguiling melodies and strong historical content. He was nominated in the 2009 Scots Tradition Awards in the ‘Composer of the Year’ category. With the ’Batties’ Alan recorded almost 30 albums, won awards and toured all over the world, appearing at festivals in North America, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. His contribution to the band’s story has helped enshrine its stature in Scottish culture, confirmed when the band was inaugurated int the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Alan has continued developing his songwriting in his partnership with Rob. He has written songs for several drama pieces, one of which was featured in the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2014 powerful production ‘Glasgow Girls’. He has been a regular teacher of Scots song at the prestigious Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina and has guested both in Linn Records mammoth 12 CD series of the Complete Songs of Robert Burns and on the CD ‘Life and Times of Scrooge’, the solo album of Tuomas Holopainen of metal band heavyweights ‘Nightwish’. The album gained a gold disc in 2014. As well as all the recordings with Battlefield band and Rob Alan has released 2 solo albums, ‘The Sunlit Eye’ and ‘Recollection’, and a songbook ‘Martyrs, Rogues and Worthies’. 

McKasson & McDonald, October 27, 7 PM

Reserve seating $20 (online)

General admission $15 (Grassroots and Corvallis Brewing Supply)

All tickets online at  app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=106507 and at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event. $2 off with CFS, Whiteside, or OSS membership

Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald are masters of tradition who purposefully explore the dark corners floating on its edges. Their individual artistry is enhanced when together. In short, the sum creates a greater whole. The result is an alluring complexity, full of spontaneous musicality. Pulling from parallel strands of influence, they create a swirling level of intensity that traverses darkness, light, and everywhere in between. An air of mystery pervades a sound compelling enough to transcend boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all stripes. Devon Leger of Hearth Music says, “This duo really show

s how two masterful musicians listen and play off each other.” The music this duo creates is to share, and live performance is the forte. Their mutual attitude stretches beyond the music. The two have been good friends ever since they met, and this is present in their live performances, which are full of organic banter and good humor to go along with the music. They create an environment of their own design, drawing in listeners without pretense. Despite both living active musical lives thousands of miles apart these two musicians have committed to working together to forge a new musical path.

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Hanneke Cassel Trio at the Whiteside, Thursday Nov 7, 7 pm

 Reserve $22 available online

GA $18 available at Grassroots

and Corvallis Brewing supply

All tickets online at  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=106509 and at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event. $2 off with CFS, Whiteside, or OSS membership

The Hanneke Cassel Band features Mike Block on cello and guitarist Keith Murphy. Fusing influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, this group creates a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition

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Tom Paxton and the Don Juans, Nov 9, 7 pm

Reserve $35 available online

GA $25 available at Grassroots

and Corvallis Brewing supply

All tickets online at  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=106512 and at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event. $2 off with CFS, Whiteside, or OSS membership

Collectively, their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan… just to name a few! Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road

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Gothard Sisters Celtic Christmas, Saturday, Dec 7, 7 pm

Reserve $30 available online

GA $20 available at Grassroots and Corvallis Brewing supply

All tickets online at  https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=106513 and at the box office at 5:45 on the day of the event. $2 off with CFS, Whiteside, or OSS membership

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through 10 years performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.

Their latest all-original album release, Midnight Sun, reached #6 on the Billboard World Music charts as the highest ranking debut on the chart. The Gothard Sisters have performed in venues large and small all over the country, including a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage in Washington DC, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, a 20-city concert tour of Japan in 2019 and appearances at music festivals and performing arts venues nationwide.

Blending Celtic, folk, classical, world and northwest musical influences, the Gothard Sisters bring songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, octave violin, whistle and vocal harmonies, creating music that is “vivid, inspirational and captivating.” (Tim Carroll, Folk Words Review 2018)

Writing and recording near their home in the Pacific Northwest between touring nationally, the band has released 7 albums and has performed over 1,000 live shows over the course of their career

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 Mark O’Connor: An Appalachian Christmas, Friday Dec13 at 7 PM 

Res $55 available online at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=107274

GA $45 available at Grassroots Book Store and

Corvallis Brewing Supply

$2 off with CFS membership, use discount code CFS online

Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas album (2011) reached the #1 ranking on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album charts and has been in the top five each year since. Hailed by critics from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times as a top 10 album of the holiday season, it has become a perennial classic Christmas recording.

O’Connor says, “Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. This theme makes for what is a trilogy of my “Appalachia” recordings now; Appalachia Waltz, Appalachian Journey, and An Appalachian Christmas.