LRFC 2017 Concerts
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.
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.
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.
Sat Apr 1st: Kate Campbell – is an introduction even necessary after Kate's previous visits to LRFC? Absolutely unmissable!
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!
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.