Friday, April 3
7:30 PM, Tickets: $16.50, Student/low income: $12
Advance ticket sales available. Call Traditions at 360-705-2819
Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over. Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.
“The group has made a name for itself in Bordesholm. Thus the two concerts on Saturday and Sunday were sold out. (Golden Bough) create, in a wonderful way, the connection between the old and the new world, not only musically, but also the spirit. Once in stride, (they) heated up the public and didn’t get away without four encores.”
–Holsteinischer Courier, Germany
“Both educational and fun, Golden Bough’s enthusiastic performance captured the hearts of our Children’s Music Festival Workshop participants. Their joyful performing style enchanted the children leading to a natural outpouring of contagious merriment. ‘Bring them back’ we have heard again and again.”
–Redlands Bowl Music Festival