SATURday, APRIL 27, 2019, 8pm

RESERVED SEATING: $25 - Adults $10 - Under 18

OCEAN Quartet

OCEAN Quartet


Songs of Love, Lust, and the Arrival of Spring

"Nothing short of spellbinding..." - The Washington Post

The ancient Irish festival of Beltane (May Day) signaled the end of winter and the coming of summer. Come hear Washington, D.C.'s award-winning Celtic ensemble, the OCEAN Celtic Quartet, in a program of traditional and original music celebrating the rerun of the Sun and the greening of the land. OCEAN's soaring vocals, fiery fiddle tune, and rollicking button accordion will have your heart swelling and your toes tapping, while you sing along with songs that stretch back for centuries. . . Songs of Love, Lust, and the everything in between. Not only will there be seasonal music, but dramatic readings of May poetry from the Middle Ages up through the 1800s... even a special guest appearance by the ancient Green Man, also known as Jack-in-the-Green!

OCEAN's member are bandleader/multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Cutting (a Washington Area Music Association "Musician of the Year"); mesmerizing vocalist Chris Noyes (formerly of the maritime music group Crab Alley); champion Scottish fiddler Andrew Dodds; and traditional singer/Ph.D. folklorist Stephen Winick.

Join us for this joyful celebration to mark the end of the cold and dark, and the return of the light and warmth. If you didn't have Spring Fever when you came, you'll definitely catch it by the time this concert is over! Read more about OCEAN Celtic Quartet at www.oceanorchestra.com