Swift Run Celtic House Concerts 2016

For the twefth 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 11
7:30 pm
Elizabeth and Ben Picture
We open our twefth 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.
This Concert was Sold Out!

June 18
7:30 pm
Lilt Picture The award winning duo Lilt returns to entrance you with their exciting program of jigs, reels, hornpipes and the occasional song, featuring Tina Eck on flute and Keith Carr on bouzouki, joined by special guest dancer, Agi Kovacs.

"Great stuff...a duo to watch out for!"
    - Matt Molloy, The Chieftains
Sat July 9
7:30 pm
Bev $ Jack Osburn 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.
July 30
7:30 pm
IONA picture
IONA join Barbara Tresidder Ryan (lead vocals bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds), Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, vocals, percussion), Chuck Lawhorn (bass guitars, vocals), Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Kathleen Larrick (dance, vocals, percussion) as they to take you on your pan-Celtic tour. They will be previewing tracks from their 30th Anniversary CD due for release shortly.
August 13
7:00 pm
Sleat picture Sound of Sleat Trio
The sound of the bagpipes, cello, and guitar in these musicians’ hands, captures the excitement of Celtic music, with master piper Bob Mitchell, cellist Karin Loya, and Pat Egan on guitar & vocals.
August 27
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.
Oct 8
7:00 pm
Beth picture Beth Patterson - Bouzouki queen and stellar songwriter.

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: September 8, 2016
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