Aodh Og O’Tuama, right, and Christy Martin of Four Shillings Short will play Wednesday afternoon at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
The Los Alamos Community will have a unique opportunity Wednesday afternoon to hear Four Shillings Short play at Ashley Pond Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork and Christy Martin from California have been touring in Ireland and the United States since 1997 and perform more than 100 concerts a year at folk festivals, theaters, folk societies, performing centers, house concerts and schools.
O’Tuama and Martin play more than 30 instruments between them – everything from mandolin, mandola, bouzouki and banjo to tin whistle, Native American flutes, and dulcimers. Their music includes traditional Celtic, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, and music from India and the Americas,
O’Tuama comes from a well-known Cork family of poets, musicians and writers. In fact he and the Los Alamos Reporter have many friends in common dating back to before she left Ireland in 1978. Martin is also from a family of musicians and dancers.
Wednesday afternoon’s FREE concert is being held in a relaxed venue where it can be enjoyed by all ages while providing a great variety of music from Ireland and around the world.
The concert is sponsored by library Youth Services with funding from Friends of Los Alamos Libraries.