A Celtic Christmas With
Maggie Sansone, Paul Oorts & Andrea Hoag
Tickets $22.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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MAGGIE SANSONE: hammered dulcimer
Maggie Sansone, one of America’s most well-known hammered dulcimer recording artists and CEO of Maggie’s Music that features over sixty recordings. Maggie has received numerous Wammie awards from the Washington Area Music Association for musician and Record Label. NPR host Fiona Ritchie (The Thistle & Shamrock) said “Maggie’s Music has been at the heart of a musical movement that explores American roots and Celtic soul in a great variety of authentic acoustic delights.” The label’s newest Celtic holiday recording is Cold Frosty Morn at West River. The album was praised in Living Traditions (U.K.) “Sparkling musicianship… joyous and spirited.”
PAUL OORTS: harp guitar, mandolin, French accordion.
Belgian-born Paul Oorts performs on harp guitar, 10-string cittern, mandolin, and musette accordion. He is equally at home with Celtic, American, and European traditions including his native Flemish and French music. Since moving to the DC area in 1997, he is often heard playing for English and contra dances at Glen Echo. He is very active in the world of English, Contra, and Vintage dances in the DC-Baltimore area. And performs most often with his wife Karen Ashbrook &mdash As a duo they recorded the acclaimed Celtic Café on the Maggie’s Music label. Professor Oorts is on faculty staff at Loyola University, Baltimore and teaches French and Italian.
ANDREA HOAG: fiddle
Known for her versatility and imagination, Andrea Hoag is a GRAMMY® nominee and recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Award. She has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Performance Today, at the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and on numerous recordings and venues around the U.S. and abroad. Andrea is the founder of Freyda’s Hands, an arts non-profit fostering collaboration and education across the traditional performing arts, and a founding member of the acclaimed cross-cultural Dovetail Ensemble. Best known for her playing of traditional Swedish music, she is widely respected for her interpretations of Celtic and American music as well. “Call it a fiddle, call it a violin, in her hands it is simply a marvelous instrument…” ~ Richard Harrington, The Washington Post.