Cambrian: Arts & Events

Four Shillings show Sunday benefits choir tour of VA hospitals

Four Shillings Short plays in Cambria on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Four Shillings Short plays in Cambria on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Celtic, folk and world music band Four Shillings Short plays a benefit concert from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Vineyard Church, 1617 Main St., Cambria.

Billed as “21st century bards,” the husband-wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California, plays over 30 world instruments, including the sitar, featured on some Indian ragas. For more, go to

Tickets, $10, are available by phone at 439-0547 and at the door. Kids are free. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

Procceds will benefit the Cuesta College North County Chorus, which performs a wide variety of music, including major choral works, selected choral music from all time periods, popular and jazz favorites, Broadway tunes, and folk music.

The choir is made up of full-time and part-time Cuesta students as well as members of the community. Cambria-connected members of the chorus include Jill Poulos, pianist Karen Thompson and Mary Warren.

The chorus’s June 2014 tour, featuring the theme “Lifting our Voices in Tribute to Veterans,” will offer free concerts to veterans in VA hospitals.