Friday, March 17, join Arts Longmont and the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration filled with Celtic music, art, food and dancers. The event begins at 6 p.m. and features the Beth Gadbaw Celtic Band in the Museum’s Stewart Auditorium.
Beth Gadbaw is an internationally-acclaimed and locally-grown singer who grew up singing harmonies with her triplet sisters in Western Colorado. A former Fulbright scholar, Gadbaw started her career singing in Irish pubs and English folk clubs. The Redstone Review describes her as “a Celtic angel with her heart all in it” and Irish Music Magazine says she is “exceptional.” In addition to her membership in traditional band, Take Down the Door, Gadbaw leads the Beth Gadbaw Celtic Band with her spirited stage presence, trademark lilting vocals and her rhythmic bodhrán drum. Joining her in the band are French guitarist Frédéric Pouille, Leslie Anne Harrison on Irish flute, Sandra Wong on fiddle and Swedish nyckelharpa and Celtic harpist Margot Krimmel.
The Beth Gadbaw Celtic Band delivers an energetic program of songs in English and Irish Gaelic, along with foot-stomping dance tunes from Ireland, Scotland, France, Scandinavia and North America. With a surprising combination of instruments and a compelling variety of vocal and instrumental music, the Beth Gadbaw Celtic Band brings the world to the stage, while making any audience feel right at home.
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception, cash bar and Irish Dancing. The concert will begin in the Museum’s Stewart Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30/general admission and includes the reception and concert. To purchase tickets, please call the Museum’s Box Office at 303-651-8374 or click here.
Can’t make it to the evening concert? You can catch The Beth Gadbaw Celtic Trio at Arts Longmont’s Friday Afternoon Concert & Art Show starting at 2:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day as well. This trio (different performers than the evening’s performance) features singer and bodhrán drum player, Beth Gadbaw, along with fiddle and guitar. Tickets are just $10/general admission and can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling the Box Office at 303-651-8374. Find out more about the Friday Afternoon Concert Series, here.