Celtic Harper and storyteller Patrick Ball will play an intimate concert Saturday, Oct. 24, at Painted Sky Studios in Harmony’s Old Creamery Building.
Ball plays a brass-strung harp from Ireland, blending music with the spoken word in his performances.
He has written and performs two solo musical theater pieces: “O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music,” which focuses on the life of Ireland’s most celebrated
musician, Turlough O’Carolan, and “The Fine Beauty of the Island,” a musical journey to Ireland’s Blasket Islands “in search of a deeply haunting tune and the vanished islanders who played it,” according to his website.
He also presents an ensemble performance, “The Flame of Love,” a spoken word and early music retelling of “The Romance of Tristan and Iseult.”
Tickets, priced at $20 each, are available at the Cambria Music Box Shoppe, 778 Main St., Cambria, Boo Boo’s Records in San Luis Obispo, or by calling 927-8330.
Shoemakes pay tribute to Irving Berlin
Charlie and Sandi Shoemake will perform the music of Irving Berlin in a pair of concerts Sunday, Oct. 18, at Painted Sky. Performances are scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m.
Charlie Shoemake will perform on piano and vibraphone, with Sandi Shoemake on vocals and Keegan Harshman on upright bass.
Tickets, priced at $20 each ($30 for both performances) and $10 for students are available at the Cambria Music Box Shoppe, 778 Main St., Cambria, or by calling 927-8330. If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door. For more information on Charlie Shoemake, go to www.talsan music.com/charlie.