Ocean Quartet: It Must Be Spring!
What else can we want for a March monthly program (and annual meeting) than an evening of Celtic traditions old and in-the-making from local composer and band leader Jennifer Cutting and her OCEAN Celtic Quartet (Jennifer Cutting on accordions & keyboard; Lisa Moscatiello on vocals, whistles & guitar; Andrew Dodds on fiddle, and Steve Winick on vocals and percussion).
For those unfamiliar with Cutting's cutting-edge (pardon the pun) spin on Old World Celtic rhythms and songs, expect an evening ranging from soaring ballads and stirring sea chanteys to blazing fiddle and accordion tunes. And then, of course, are the gems that come out of Cutting's mental drawing board: "Green Man, ? "Song of Solstice, ? and her compelling "Steady as You Go ? to name a few of her originals. Together, the group combines compelling vocals, award-winning original songs, rollicking instrumentals, and innovative arrangements of rare traditional repertoire uncovered by original archival research--a signature blend Cutting calls "Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns. ?
Cutting celebrates the seasons of nature and human life, delving deep into the archives and coming up with some of the oldest songs from British and Celtic tradition. With her penchant for deep scholarship (and a great sense of humor), she delivers a deeply satisfying program as provocative as it is entertaining.
OCEAN has played to sold-out and enthusiastic crowds throughout the Mid-Atlantic region: Strathmore Mansion, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Globe Theater in Berlin, MD, the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, the Birchmere, Mystic Seaport's Sea Music Festival in Connecticut, and Mountain Stage.
The March program will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 8-10 pm, at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, Washington, DC (Takoma Park) cattycorner from the Takoma Metro stop (across from the 7-11). Street parking or in the metro lot. Free to FSGW members; general public $20.
A brief meeting will be held at intermission to accept nominations for people who wish to serve on the FSGW Board for the 2016-2017 year.