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Winterdance at St. Mary's - Two Shows

Event Date: Dec 18, 2021 at 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Venue: St. Mary's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Location: 146 12th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Winterdance at St. Mary's - Two Shows

Tickets for New World String Project's Winterdance are available for purchase now at www.celticsociety.org, two shows, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Advance purchase tickets are $30 and $20 for kids 12 and under. Door price is $35 and $25 for kids 12 and under.  Tickets make a great holiday gift! For further information, call or text 831-224-3819.

Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.

St. Mary's is proud to host the return of Winterdance! The New World String Project will be reviving a cherished holiday tradition this year. The well-known Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration will return, with members of Molly's Revenge and returning champion Irish dancers Marisa Gilman and Cameron Carlson-Riddle. This year's music will include Celtic seasonal favorites from previous years, as well as new music with a decidedly Nordic twist. Attendees will enjoy virtuosic performances on exotic instruments like nyckelharpa, cittern, Celtic harp, and cajon, as well as fiddle, guitar, and octave mandolin.

The core of the Winterdance show is New World String Project, comprised of four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists that have joined forces to create an exciting tapestry of traditional music. Band members Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have played Swedish, Celtic and original tunes for many years together, while John Weed and Stuart Mason are known as long-time members of the legendary Molly's Revenge. 

Before the pandemic, the quartet honed their chops and found their voice as a band by touring up and down the West Coast, where audiences were enchanted by their rare instruments and masterful skills. The result is something new and uniquely their own--a sound rooted in the older traditions of Scandinavia, Appalachia, and the Celtic lands, yet shimmering with modern influences as well.