Oh, lads and lassies, are you ever in for a Celtic treat!
On Wednesday, October 2nd, at 7:30 PM, The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will host an evening of traditional Irish/Scottish music at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue. Mr. William Jackson and Ms. Hambly are two of the most heralded harpers of Scotland and Ireland, both with an impressive musical resume. They are prepared to delight their audience, as they do all of their audiences, with some beautiful traditional music from their mother-land, including the harp, concertina, tin whistle, and bouzouki. If you even know what these things are, then this is an evening for you!
Ms. Hambly, a resident of County Mayo in Ireland, won the senior All-Ireland titles on harp and concertina in 1994 and also prevailed in the regionl Keadue and Granard harp competitions. She has released three successful CDs, entitled The Thorn Tree, Between the Showers, and Golden Lights and Green Shadows. She has also recorded with a number of other artists, published two books of her musical arrangements and creations, and has made quite a name for herself by touring extensively and appearing at most of the major harp and Irish music festivals in the U.S. and Europe.
William Jackson , a Glasgow native, has been making a name for himself for the last three decades by sharing his love for traditional Scottish music. In addition to being one of Scotland’s foremost harp players, and playing a variety of other instruments, he is also an internationally renowned composer. Mr. Jackson was actually a founding member of Ossian, one of Scotland’s best-loved traditional bands, which has toured Europe and the U.S. since the 1970’s.
And the best part of this concert, offered right here at home? Admission is completely free! It promises to be a fun experience for all ages