Sisters Folk Festival continues its tradition of brightening up cold winter nights with an eclectic lineup of performers in the Festival’s 2014 Winter Concert Series.
March 18 will bring the return of Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph. A favorite of both the festival and the 2012 winter concerts, Joseph is stateside and will return to Sisters with a collection of new songs. Considered a “courageous” live entertainer, Martyn follows in the tradition of social protest and commentary with intimate portrayals of the human condition. His songs reflect a 30-year career with 31 albums and thousands of live performances.
To conclude the series, on Saturday, March 29, the festival will present a multi-media performance by the Celtic super-group, Solas. “Irish-America’s most influential band,” according to NPR, will perform as they celebrate the release of Shamrock City, their 11th album and most ambitious project and live show to date. It is a family story of immigration, mining and murder, and the remarkable history of Michael Conway and Butte, Montana, what Kim Ruehl, of FolkAlley.com, calls “a deeply thoughtful, imaginative collection of songs which grapple with the wealth of ideas and emotions inherent in the immigrant journey.”
Individual tickets are $20 advance/$25 at the door, except Solas, which is $30 advance/$35 at the door. www.sistersfolkfestival.org/tickets 541-549-4979. Tickets will also be for sale at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters and Redmond.