WITH AN OPENING PERFORMANCE BY KEELEY BROOKS.
Methow Arts Events are generously sponsored by Blue Star Coffee Roasters. Always good.
Methow Arts invites you to an evening with the Gothard Sisters. Irish-inspired folk music, dance and storytelling. Come and celebrate our community on Saturday, March 26. We are reducing ticket prices as a BIG thank you to its community of supporters, teachers, sponsors and businesses!
We invite you to come out and enjoy the music and dance of the Gothard Sisters. General admission tickets are offered at just $9/adults, $4/kids 6 and up and under 6 are free. Reserved seating is available in the first 3 rows for $20/seat.
The Gothard Sisters, award-winning Celtic and Americana performers (who are truly sisters), have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Their music has been featured on NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock program and PBS’s Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour broadcast from Lexington Kentucky.
Beginning their career by playing for tips at the local farmer’s market, now the sisters regularly perform more than 120 shows a year nationally and internationally. Their special brand of Celtic-inspired original music pays respect to the older traditions of folk and classical music, while reintroducing them to a modern audience through beautiful new arrangements. Although much of the sisters’ inspiration comes with a distinct Celtic flair, hints of their western American heritage can be heard in what Irish Central calls “an earthiness that gives the songs a lively, approachable, down-home sound.” In addition to their musical endeavors, each of the sisters are highly trained in competitive Irish dance, bringing the exciting rhythms of Ireland to their live shows through dance, music, song, and storytelling.Over the last nine years the band has built a loyal following, independent of any music label, by connecting with audiences in a lively, entertaining and touching way and by insisting on a DIY approach in everything they do – self producing their award-winning albums, energetic live shows and imaginative music videos. In 2013, the Irish Music Awards presented the Gothard Sisters with Best New Irish Artist, and they were awarded with Album of the Year for Celtic Radio in 2011 for their album Story Girl. In March 2015, their music video covering the old English ballad, Scarborough Fair, reached over 1 million views on youtube.More recently, their music has been featured on NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock program and PBS’s Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour broadcast from Lexington Kentucky.In addition to this, the sisters have become regular performers on the Walt Disney Cruise Line, sailing to destinations in Europe and South America.
The Gothard Sisters are Greta Gothard (guitar, violin, cajon, bass, drum, percussion, vocals) Willow Gothard (violin, mandolin, dancing, octave mandolin, octave violin, vocals) Solana Gothard (vocals, bodhran, djembe, violin, whistle, percussion, autoharp, dulcimer). Find album and band here: www.gothardsisters.com
Keeley Brooks, daughter of Sarah and Erik Brooks, will open the performance on Saturday night for the The Gothard Sisters – in Winthrop, WA. A local Methow Valley student, Keeley has been playing violin for 7 years — spending most of that time with Pamela Hunt as her teacher through the Pipestone school of music — and recently completed book no. 7 in the Suzuki method of violin instruction. She is a longtime member of the Pipestone Youth Orchestra with Cascadia Music, has played with friends in an assortment of chamber music and string quartet arrangements, and was the inaugural recipient of the Christine Cherrington Merit Award in 2013. Keeley loves playing her violin, and recently started taking lessons twice monthly with Michelle Vaughn, Concertmaster for the Wenatchee Symphony.
LOCATION: The Winthrop Barn, Winthrop, WA. DATE: Sat, Mar 26, 7pm. TICKETS: $9/adults, $4/kids 6 and up and kids under 6 are free. Reserved seating is available in the first 3 rows for $20/seat. Tickets: online at BrownPaperTickets.com, Riverside Printing and Methow Arts office in Twisp. Contact: email@example.com, 509.997.4004, www.methowarts.org