Four Shillings Short

Celtic, World Folk

The Ugly Mug, 4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel CA95073

Wednesday, 19th April, 7.30pm $15res/$18dr

The Celtic/Folk/World music husband and wife duo, Four Shillings Short, create a surprising collection of songs and sounds, while stretching the limits of Celtic and Folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings. They bring musical diversity, captivating storytelling, and humorous side notes, while performing Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas, on an array of over 30 instruments. They have released 12 recordings, and live as full time Troubadours traveling from town to town and performing at music festivals, theatres & performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools in the US and Ireland.

Aodh Og O’Tuama received his degree in Music from University College Cork, Ireland and received a Fellowship from Stanford University in California in Medieval and Renaissance performance.  He plays Tin whistles, Medieval & Renaissance woodwinds, Recorders, Doumbek (from Morocco), bowed Psaltery, Spoons and sings in English, Gaelic & French.

From the age of 15, Christy Martin studied North Indian Sitar for 10 years, 5 of them with Ravi Shankar.  She began playing the Hammered Dulcimer in her 20’s and also plays Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran, Charango, bowed Psaltery and sings in English, Irish, Spanish and Sanskrit.

"They are not the Clancy Brothers or Jean Richie or Ravi Shankar,  but a combination of all three, laced with Irish humor. " …San Gregorio General Store, CA 2005