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Golden Bough’s Christmas in a Celtic Land – Saturday, December 16 at 8 pm


Golden Bough
Christmas in a Celtic Land

Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza & Kathy Sierra 

“Christmas comes but once a year and Golden Bough rings in good cheer,
Families gather one and all to raise their voices in the hall.”

Share the laughter, song and joy as Golden Bough performs rare versions of Celtic songs of Winter, as well as their unique take on better known Christmas Carols.

No newcomers to the current Celtic trend, Golden Bough (founded in 1980) has been bringing their Winter Concerts to family audiences far and wide. These modern-day minstrels have traveled the world over performing their own brand of Celtic music. They have drawn from the rare carols of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall for their Christmas in a Celtic Land program.

Their Holiday Concert is the perfect setting in which to enjoy Golden Bough’s rare carols and songs of celebration for the Winter Solstice and the New Year. With lively instrumental pieces, haunting ballads and humorous sing-alongs, the band creates an atmosphere in which the listener is transported to another place and time. Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza and Kathy Sierra capture the essence and joy of traditional music on a wide variety acoustic instruments, including; Celtic harp, penny-whistle, guitar, accordion, violin, viola, mandolin, and bodhran (a hand held drum, particular to the Celtic culture).

Golden Bough’s three Yuletide CDs, Winter’s Dance, Christmas in a Celtic Land, and When Winter Comes, are distributed worldwide and have received enthusiastic response from music fans and critics alike. Rock & Reel Magazine in England had this to say about their 2nd Christmas offering: “A vibrant and multi-faceted collection, Christmas in a Celtic Land sees Golden Bough at their musical and creative peak.” You can find out more about Golden Bough, their recordings, concert schedule and history by visiting their website at

“There is a love of this music by the performers that is obvious. All in all, a great example of how to do something the right way when many are just doing it, period.” Wind & Wire Magazine

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