Swift Run Celtic House Concerts 2019

For the fifteenth year we are proud to present a series of
summer concerts on our 3-tier amphitheater deck in Fairfax Station.
Weather permitting, the concerts take place outside with a woodland backdrop
otherwise we move them indoors.
Please bring a lawn chair and picnic with your beverage of choice.
We provide desserts and soft drinks.
The suggested donation is $20 , unless otherwise noted.

For reservations & directions call (703) 426-1450 or email.

June 8
7:30 pm
Elizabeth and Ben Picture
We open the season with Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo . Elizabeth and Ben Anderson. Rising stars of the Boston music scene these siblings blend Scottish and Irish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies to create an original sound rooted in tradition, but inspired by the contemporary.

Sat June 15
7:30 pm
Hickory Grove Hickory Grove - Founding members Bev & Jack Osburn are joined by Dave Sargent on Bass and Larry Tapper on Harmonica to bring us an evening of Bluegrass - one of the American threads in the Celtic tapestry.
June 29
7:30 pm
Breige picture Briege Murphy - Singer/storyteller from Northern Ireland
Sat July 13
7:30 pm
IONA picture
IONA the 'House Band" for these house concerts returns this season with, Barbara Tresidder Ryan (lead vocals bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds), Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, vocals, percussion), Chuck Lawhorn (bass guitars, vocals), Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo, vocals) with Marsha Searle (dancing) They'll be performing sets from thier latest CD, Signature, along with some even newer material!.
Sat July 20

Moch Picture Moch Pryderi - one of the premier Welsh bands in the US.
Sat Aug 24
7:00 pm
Isla Isla! - Deborah Packard returns to weave Appalachian and Scottish spells with her heartbreakingly sweet vocals and fine whistle playing while native Glaswegian Peter Cairney provides world class guitar, lap dulcimer and harmonica accompaniment.

About house concerts: An idea born in the 1980s, as a way for touring artists to perform where the facilities or demographics would not support a full scale concert, house concerts hark back to a time when folk music was only performed in the kitchens and parlors of "folk". The host provides concert space in their home. No admission is charged, but a donation is requested, which goes directly to the performer(s). It is not a public event which is why the address is not listed and anyone wishing to attend must call first for an invitiation. We provide sodas and desserts, attendees are welcome to bring picnics and coolers.

Last Modified: May 30, 2019
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