Cambrian: Arts & Events

Painted Sky hosts Patrick Ball, Shoemakes in concert

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