It’s been years since the popular Celtic-music based band, Golden Bough has made it back to Tehachapi. Finally, the long wait is almost over. On Friday, March 2, Fiddlers Crossing will present the trio in concert at the BeeKay Theatre at 7pm.
Golden Bough is well acquainted with Tehachapi, having played at the Wind Fair, Concerts in the Park and special fund-raising events in years past. The band and Fiddlers Crossing have been trying to forge a path together for them to come back to Tehachapi for the last few years, but schedules and “life” always got in the way. This year is finally the Golden Year!
This trio of superb musicians includes Margie Butler playing harp, bodhran and whistle (not all at the same time!), husband Paul Espinoza on guitar, octave-mandolin and accordion, and Kathy Sierra on violin and viola. All three sing, and their concerts include many of their own compositions. Margie and Paul started as a duo 37 years ago playing Celtic music from many nations as well as American folk music. They have been joined over the years by others, mostly fiddlers. Sierra joined them in 2001.
Golden Bough’s first European performances were in the streets and small folk clubs of Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Holland and Switzerland in the early 1980s. These simple beginnings soon led to major tours of European cities and a recording contract with a top European folk music label. They now have 18 albums, including Margie’s recordings of lullabies on the harp.
Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic for folk music festivals and concerts, as well as school presentations for children of all ages. Some in Tehachapi might remember their performance at Cummings Valley School ten or more years ago.
Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional folk music and captivates listeners with the uniqueness of their original compositions. With songs and instrumental pieces ranging from ballads to lively jigs, reels and sing-alongs, Golden Bough provides an atmosphere in which the listener can enjoy unique entertainment within and beyond the boundaries of traditional folk music. Their music is well received and enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Join Fiddlers Crossing for a Golden evening at the BeeKay March 2.
The Beekay Theatre is bat 110 S. Green St. in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased at Mountain Music, Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture in Old Town, Lucky’s Barbershop, online at Fiddlerscrossing.com or with a credit card by calling 661-823-9994. Tickets to the concert are $25 for adults and $15 for students. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m.
Buy your tickets early because this show is sure to be a sell-out!