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Global Harmony

Gualala Arts Global Harmony Season of Offerings and
Sonoma ~ Mendocino Coast Whale & Jazz Festival present:

Around the World in 30 Instruments

A concert featuring
Four Shillings Short

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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Four Shillings Short

The celtic / folk / world music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to the Gualala Arts Center to perform a multi-cultural educational family concert for all ages.

Four Shillings Short A perfect addition to the Global Harmony Season of Offerings slate of events and performances, "Around the World in 30 Instruments" features a fantastic array of instruments including hammered & mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, tinwhistles, recorders, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, north Indian sitar, Andean charango, medieval psaltery, banjo, bodhran, guitar, percussion, and even a krumhorn.

This fun and informative program includes traditional music from Ireland and Scotland, India, medieval & renaissance Europe and the Americas.

Celebrating their 18th year together, the husband / wife duo of Aodh Óg Ó Tuama and Christy Martin tour in the U.S. and Ireland, are independent folk-artists with 12 recordings, perform 150 concerts a year and live as full time troubadours traveling from town to town performing at music festivals, theaters & performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools.

Four Shillings Short

Aodh Óg Ó Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians and writers. He 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 tinwhistles, medieval & renaissance woodwinds, recorders, doumbek (from Morocco), bowed psaltery, spoons and sings in English, Gaelic & French.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers. From the age of 15 she studied north Indian sitar for 10 years, 5 of them with a student of master sitarist Ravi Shankar. She began playing the hammered dulcimer in her 20s and has studied with Maggie Sansone, Dan Duggan, Cliff Moses, Robin Petrie, Tony Elman and Glen Morgan. In addition she plays mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, banjo, guitar, bodhran (Irish frame drum), charango, bowed psaltery and sings in English, Irish, Spanish and Sanskrit.

This family friendly concert will follow a presentation earlier in the day of "Around the World in 30 Instruments" to local school children as part of the Sonoma / Mendocino Coast Whale & Jazz Festival.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 more on the day of the performance. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. Special lodging packages which include tickets to this performance are available from the Timber Cove Inn.

Four Shillings Short

"Sunday night's concert featured a husband and wife duo called Four Shillings Short. They are astounding. They both have wonderful singing voices. They play an incredible variety of music from Indian Ragas to Celtic, traditional folk and about anything else you can think of. Four Shillings Short They are very charismatic with great stage presence." - Columbus Folk Music Society, OH

"Their musical virtuosity makes old songs sound new and new songs sound like time-worn Celtic spells." - CITY PAGES, Wausau, WI

"Four Shillings Short, Celto-Indo fusion duo, is a world class act." - KMFB's Late Night Liz, Fort Bragg, CA

"Four Shillings Short takes you on a musical journey through time and across the seas as they perform everything from traditional Irish tunes and airs to Indian Ragas." - Foothills Sun-Gazette, Exeter, CA

"A husband-and-wife duo of mystical musical abilities. Their sound is haunting, crystalline beauty." - Monterey County Weekly, Monterey, CA

"The Celtic/Folk/World music duo performs on a bevy of unusual instruments and in myriad styles. This is a great show for kids of all ages, who'll be amazed by the duo's thematic range." - Glen Starkey, New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.