Swift Run Celtic House Concerts 2017

For the thirteenth 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 10
7:30 pm
IONA picture
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 Joe Duffy (dancing)! .
Sat July 8

Jody picture Jody Marshall is back this year with musical friends Paul Nahay on keyboard and James K Queen on fiddle. Together, they'll traverse the lands of Celts and baby boomers with their engaging mix of traditional melodies, original instrumentals, and the occasional Top 40 classic and show tune.
Sat July 15
7:30 pm
Bev $ Jack Osburn 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 July 29
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.
Sat Aug 19
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 13, 2017
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