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Sat Jan 4th: Still On The Hill – has proved itself a favorite at many prestigious festivals and venues here and abroad, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas and countless others. Their own region, the Ozarks, has voted them the “Best Folk Band” for several years running, and the mayor of their town, Fayetteville, Arkansas, proclaimed Dec. 20th Still on the Hill Day for all the work the duo does in community service. They have produced eight widely acclaimed CD's and nine years ago they signed with Swiss record label Brambus Records for the European release of their CD “Chaos & Calm”. In 2010 they produced their 'Ozark Project' which created waves across the region that are still resonating today and also garnered them the coveted Governors Folk Life Award for their effort to preserve Arkansas Traditions.
In 2015 they completed ONCE A RIVER, a year-long journey to write and record songs about the history of the Beaver Lake Watershed and the White River to promote good stewardship of this precious resource. The project included over 35 FREE concerts in the watershed and the duo gave away 1,000 Once A River CD’s. Now they are working on a follow up project using the same template but this time it’s about the Buffalo River, our nation’s FIRST historic river and the only major river in the south allowed to flow free and un-dammed. This CD is called STILL A RIVER and was released in Fall of 2016.

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Sat Feb 4th: 4 Shillings Short present: The Celtic Year - songs, stories & poetry from the Celtic Wheel Of Time - Making a long overdue return visit, Four Shillings Short perform Traditional & Original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukelele, Doumbek, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn.

The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, have been performing together since 1995, tour in the US and Ireland, are independent folk-artists with 12 recordings, perform 150 concerts a year and live as the Troubadours of old traveling from town to town playing at music festivals, theatres & performing arts centers, folk & historic societies, libraries, museums and schools.
Please join us for this musical feast of roots, reels and ragas!
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Sat Feb 25th: Alan Reid & Rob van Sante – With a bucket list goal of performing in all 50 states, Alan Reid - founder member of Scotland's wildly successful Battlefield Band with whom he toured the world for 41 years, releasing 30 albums in the process! - whittles the list down to a small few with his Arkansas and LRFC debut performance for which he is joined by Dutch (tho longtime Leeds, Yorkshire resident!) singer, guitarist and formidable sound engineer Rob van Sante whose resume includes such luminaries as Danny Thompson, Kate Rusby, John McCusker.

Introducing electric keyboards as an integral component of Scottish traditional music, Reid established a standard that in the intervening years has grown in significance and influence as contemporaries and younger musicians alike have added keyboards to their traditional music arsenals, thus ensuring both his own and Battlefield Band's stature amongst the pantheon of Scottish folk musicians and bands. .

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Sat Apr 1st: Kate Campbell – is an introduction even necessary after Kate's previous visits to LRFC? Absolutely unmissable!

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Sat May 6th Ashley Davis and Cormac de Barra - Their packed to the rafters Dec 2016 LRFC concert garnered so many requests to have them return asap that we are delighted to welcome them back for the first of our two May concerts. Glorious vocals and lovely guitar from Ashley, beautiful harmony vocals from Cormac and then his scintillating Irish harp accompaniment - in short, perfection!

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Sat May 20th: Mustard's Retreat - For the past four decades Mustard's Retreat( David Tamulevich and Michael Hough), have been entertaining audiences with its special brand of folk music. Highly acclaimed not only as songwriters but as interpreters of traditional and contemporary songs and stories, their show is full of enthusiasm, good humor and fine musicianship.

David and Michael met in Ann Arbor, MI in 1974, as short order cooks, both on hiatus from their studies at the University of Michigan. Discovering a mutual interest in music/writing and performing, they put together 3 songs one day after work, and took them to the legendary The Ark coffeehouse’s open mike night. They were a big hit, and, on the spot, were invited back to do a 45 minute set 2 weeks later. Within a year and a half they had both quit the restaurant and were doing music full time. 37 years later, they have 9 highly acclaimed recordings of their own, plus 2 more CDs with their songwriting collective, The Yellow Room Gang. Mustard’s Retreat has performed more than 4,000 shows over those years, travelled more than 1 million miles and in doing so, have earned a dedicated and loyal following, many of whom have been coming to hear them since the 1970s. Michael and David joke on stage about attracting people “with long attention spans”, but it is what Mustard’s Retreat gives them that turns audiences into such loyal fans.

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