Swift Run Celtic House Concerts 2018

For the fourteenth 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.

Sat June 9
7:30 pm
IONA picture
We open the season with IONA, 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 June 30
7:30

Lily Neill Picture Lily Neill- uber harper, fresh from a UK tour and only briefly in the US will delight us with her amazing playing. It may well sell out, so reserve early.
July 14
7:30 pm
Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts
We open our twefth season with Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts. With 18th century contra dances, musette waltzes from Parisian cafes, lilting jigs from the Spanish Celts, driving Irish reels, songs and old lute music, Karen (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute) and Paul (harp guitar, accordion) take their audiences on an exciting musical journey through Europe! Also on Facebook at Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts - KA/PO.

Sat July 21
7:30 pm
Hickory Grove Hickory Grove - Founding members Bev & Jack Osburn are joined by Ralph Gordon on Bass and Larry Tapper on Harmonica to bring us an evening of Bluegrass - one of the American threads in the Celtic tapestry.
Sat Aug 25
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: April 22, 2018
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