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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Celtaire String Band's Upcoming Appearances
We are CELTAIRE STRING BAND....(from Hockley & Shiner, TX), we had the privilege of performing at the Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival in August 2008! What a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience. We've also had the honor to play at and in The Alamo (our 7th year), we have had a grand time! We specialize in playing "period" Americana music (dressed in period clothing from either the 1500s or 1800-1900s), for Texas events, private parties, weddings, museums, SCOTTISH, IRISH & CELTIC festivals, Texas Renaissance Festival, Historical George Ranch & Liendo Plantation re-enactments, Dickens on the Strand (for the past 19 yrs.) & other Civil War re-enactments.
All our band members are over 40: Mel Peters (on fiddle & pennywhistle), Betty Peters on percussion & Limberjacks & our newest additions Mark Shafer on mandolin & vocals and Mary Shafer on guitar & vocals .... we all have day-jobs....but we absolutely LOVE to play our music to young & old alike. We've also performed & instructed "historical vignettes" at area elementary & secondary schools. This is one way of enlightening our children with the roots of our Texas music traditions, and preserving it now & for the future Texas children. We get the kids involved in playing along with us with hands-on activities & allow them to appreciate the old-time music & how it was made..... before batteries & amps!
Our acoustic instruments are: fiddle, pennywhistle, guitar, mandolin, vocals, banjo, "bass-box", tambourine, autoharp, spoons, scrub-board & limberjacks. We even get the audience to play along on tambourines! We'd love to be in one of your future events or festivals, especially anything for our great STATE OF TEXAS !
We are passionate about keeping our
Music Heritage alive ...