Saturday, July 22nd, 7PM (doors at 6:30)
Celtic Multi-instrumentalists Elizabeth Nicholson and Bob Soper
Harpist and singer ELIZABETH NICHOLSON is at the vanguard of a new generation of Celtic musicians. Considered among the top American interpreters of Irish traditional music for harp, her studies have also included classical, Paraguayan, and medieval harp, and she has stretched the traditional boundaries of the instrument into rock music and country blues. Her most recent CD of traditional and original music, Sink or Swim (Waterbug Records) was released to widespread critical praise and international airplay, including a spot on Fiona Richie’s Thistlepod, which highlights outstanding new Celtic releases.
BOB SOPER is counted among Portland’s most astonishingly versatile multi-Instrumentalists. A rock and jazz drummer from a young age who also studied classical Indian music at the Ali Akbar College in California, he went on to learn the Irish fiddle, ultimately becoming one the Northwest’s most sought after players. Also an accomplished banjo, guitar, & bouzouki player (and a singer of both Irish and American traditional styles), he’s been a member of some of the region’s most beloved and successful ensembles, including the Irish bands Cul an Ti and Grafton Street, as well as the old-time/country-blues group The Pagan Jug Band.
The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, WA.
Concerts benefit the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization