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April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$18 – $20
Folk – On April 30 the folk duo Castlebay (Julia Lane & Fred Gosbee) will present “A May Garland,” a concert in celebration of the Celtic holiday of Beltane, also known as May Day. In olden times a “garland” was not only a woven chain of flowers, but also a collection of songs and music. In this May Garland, traditional musicians Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee of Round Pond (known as Castlebay) will join voices and instruments to weave together songs and tunes, poetry and lore all celebrating the coming of Spring. These fine singers support their vocals with a variety of instruments including Celtic harps 12 string guitar, fiddle, and woodwinds.
The music and lore of the Celtic lands is alive with imagery associated with the turning points of the year and our relationship to the natural world. New life in all it’s forms is celebrated as are symbols assuring the fertility of animals and crops for the rest of the year. The great fruitfulness of the earth and the exuberance of Spring, the “Queen of May” and her consort, the Green Man, are honored, beginning the night before, with a carefree sense of playful abandon. In many areas, these traditions are still carried on as, rising to greet the dawn, celebrants sing, gather flowers, dance around the May Pole and parade through the streets.
Concert will be LIVE at Cadenza and also live-streamed on the Cadenza Facebook page, where contributions to the artist are encouraged.
Tickets are $18 in advance (order here), $20 at the door.
NOTE: Cadenza’s calendar is very dynamic, especially these days. We recommend you purchase tickets in advance to be notified of schedule changes or check the Cadenza website for the latest before you head there to get tickets at the door. – Ed.