Cantrip Quartet plays at St. Mary's, Pacific Grove
Sunday, February 18, 2024, 3:00 PM
St. Mary's is pleased to open its 2024 Celtic concert series with this terrific quartet. Each of these musicians is a giant of Celtic music. Together, they weave a mighty sound, sprinkling their tunes and songs with mystery and magic in the Scottish vernacular.
The show starts at 3 p.m., and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available through the Celtic Society website, www.celticsociety.org. Advance $30, Door $35, kids' prices also available, and St. Mary's recognizes Celtic Society discounts. St. Mary's is located at 146 12th Street and Central Ave., Pacific Grove, CA. Questions? Call or text 831-224-3819.
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The name Cantrip is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Swirling border pipes, raging fiddle, thunderous guitar and three rich voices blend to create a sound energetic enough to tear the roof off. After 25 years of touring, Cantrip has found a character like no other. Echoes can be heard of trad music from the 1960s and 70s, but the years have slowly infested their music with the sounds of funk, metal, bluegrass, swing, and even klezmer. Dan Houghton, Jon Bews, Alasdair White, and Eric McDonald stir the elements in a witches’ cauldron, slowly coalescing into chaotic order.
"Their music comes from wild landscapes and wild places of the spirit." -- The Orcadian
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